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Wells Fargo Securities Research, Economics & Strategy Coverage Areas

Economics

  • 16 economists providing domestic and international economic commentary to assist with business and investment decisions
  • Top 10 in forecasting in each of the past four years (Bloomberg, 2009 – 2013)
  • Award-winning economic commentary (American Economic Association, 2010, 2012, 2013)

Equity Research

  • Timely and insightful research on more than 1,000 companies across eight industry sectors
  • 60 senior analysts providing industry overviews, company-specific recommendations, thematic pieces, and instant commentary on industry and company news
  • Ranked #2 in stock picking among the top 25 brokers (third consecutive year in the top five) and the only sell-side firm to earn that distinction (Starmine, 2012)

Foreign Exchange Research

  • Daily and monthly foreign exchange analysis to help understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating and investing abroad
  • Top three ranking by Bloomberg in major currency forecasting for 10 straight quarters between 2011 and 2013; #1 ranking for six of those 10 quarters

High Grade/High Yield Research

  • 21 senior analysts providing coverage of more than 750 securities
  • Analyst commentary ranges from daily news roundups and flash analyses of corporate announcements to comprehensive industry and company strategic reviews
  • Ranked #1 in High Grade Research and #4 in High Yield Research in the 2013 Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey

Market Strategy Research

  • Strategy teams that cover both the credit and equity markets
  • Credit team that focuses on relative value across the credit spectrum, strategy periodicals, in-depth thematic analysis, flash market comments, and index analysis
  • Equity team that provides a top-down perspective on the equity markets and research on topical market themes, macro and sector-specific earnings trends, inter-market dynamics, and a range of technical indicators

Municipal Research

  • In-depth analysis of municipal markets and specialized commentary on the healthcare, energy and power, infrastructure, and transportation sectors
  • Special reports focusing on topical subjects such as bankruptcy, fiscal problems, public pensions, and how federal and state decisions might affect local finance
  • Ranked #1 in the 2013 Smith's Research & Gradings All-Star Municipal Survey

Strategic Indexing Research

  • Specialized equity and fixed income benchmarks to fulfill institutional and retail investors' needs for portfolio benchmarking and performance evaluation
  • Indices span corporate and municipal bonds, hybrid capital securities, and common and preferred stock

Structured Products Research

  • Comprehensive view of the CMBS, RMBS, CLOs, and Consumer ABS markets
  • Reports range from market overviews, relative value analysis, and detailed collateral analysis to commercial property market publications
  • CLO team ranked #1 in the 2013 Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey
 
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