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Wells Fargo Securities Research, Economics & Strategy Coverage Areas


  • 17 economists providing domestic and international economic commentary to assist with business and investment decisions
  • Top 10 in forecasting in each of the past five years (Bloomberg, 2009 – 2014)
  • Award-winning economic commentary (American Economic Association, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)

Equity Research

  • Timely and insightful research on more than 1,100 companies across eight industry sectors
  • 60 senior analysts providing industry overviews, company-specific recommendations, thematic pieces, and instant commentary on industry and company news
  • #2 ranked broker in the 2015 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards. The annual awards rank analysts from more than 165 firms based on the returns of their recommendations relative to industry benchmarks and the accuracy of their earnings forecasts.

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

  • 19 senior analysts providing coverage of more than 750 securities
  • Analyst commentary ranges from daily news headlines and flash analyses of corporate announcements to comprehensive industry and company strategic reviews
  • Ranked #1 in High Grade Research and #3 in High Yield Research in the 2015 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, higher education, public 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 2014 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 2015 Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey
Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for the capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, a member of NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC, Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC, a member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC are distinct entities from affiliated banks and thrifts.
  • Investment Products:
  • • Not FDIC Insured
  • • No Bank Guarantee
  • • May Lose Value