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When it comes to investing, you may prefer working with a Financial Advisor, investing on your own online, or something in between. We can help you select the level of guidance and control you need. Compare these investing options.



Invest in Person with Wells Fargo Advisors

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Invest in Managed Portfolio Solutions from Wells Fargo Advisors

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Invest directly in mutual funds with guidance from Wells Fargo Advantage Funds®

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What do I get?
A dedicated relationship with one of 15,000 local Financial Advisors, who specialize in investment and retirement planning
For self-directed investors, the ability to trade stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and more. Plan, select, and monitor your investment portfolio with robust tools and independent investment resources — online and by phone 24/7 with a WellsTrade® brokerage account.
The entire team at Wells Fargo Advisors is dedicated to providing professional advice and guidance to help you reach your financial goals. The solutions include both mutual funds recommended by FundSource® and Allocation Advisors Strategic Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
A broad selection of mutual funds, available with complimentary guidance from investment professionals. Investors can also stay informed with a host of timely articles, helpful calculators, and online tools, plus an extensive series of market commentaries.
Features
  • A comprehensive analysis of your current financial health and discussion of your goals
  • An investment plan designed to help you succeed; adjustments when your situation changes
  • One-to-one relationship with ongoing communications, reviews and checkpoints

  • Online equity, ETF, mutual fund, and options trading
  • Easy, automatic funds transfer between your bank and brokerage accounts
  • Suite of tools, screeners, and alerts

  • A professionally managed portfolio of mutual funds or ETFs
  • A disciplined framework for implementing an investment strategy based on your goals and risk tolerance
  • Professional portfolio management, including asset allocation decisions, security selection, and ongoing portfolio monitoring

  • A robust Wells Fargo Advantage Funds website where you can conduct trades, view your account, and read articles that can help you learn more about investing in mutual funds
  • No-load mutual funds in a range of asset classes
  • Automatic investing options
  • Investment insight and regular market commentary

Account types and services
  • Account services that complement the investment planning process
  • Advisory services 
  • Business services
  • Access to lending services through our Wells Fargo affiliate 
  • Education funding
  • Estate strategies and trusts
  • Broad range of investment products
  • Retirement planning
  • Retail brokerage
  • Traditional, Roth, Rollover and SEP IRAs
  • Education savings accounts
  • Custodial Accounts (UTMA/UGMA)

  • Retail brokerage
  • Traditional, Roth, Rollover, and SEP IRAs
  • Custodial Accounts (UTMA/UGMA)
  • Wells Fargo Advisors managed portfolio products

  • Retirement accounts including Traditional, Roth, Rollover and SEP IRAs
  • Regular taxable accounts
  • Education Savings Accounts
  • Educational tools and calculators
  • Custodial accounts (UTMA/UGMA)

Investment or relationship threshold
Varies, from $100,000
$1,000 minimum
$25,000 minimum per account
Starting at $1,000 for retirement accounts, may be less with an automatic investment plan
Access
  • In-person access to a local Financial Advisor with a full support team 
  • Online access to view your account and your Envision® Plan
  • Mobile access for account information on the go
  • Online access to your account with single sign on for Wells Fargo
  • 24/7 customer support team

  • Telephone access to a team of investment professionals
Fees
Varies based on relationship, services, and account types
An annual fee based on assets under management
No transaction fees; annual fees from $10 per account, waived with minimum balance

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Mutual funds are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information, can be obtained by calling your financial advisor. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

Mutual fund investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal. Consult a fund's prospectus for additional information on risks.

This website is accompanied by current prospectuses for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.