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How to put (new) money to work

February 25, 2013

 

Our positive outlook for international equities and commodities leads us to advise investors to look for assets that have lagged or markets that have been neglected and start to invest, rather than holding one’s breath for a sharp correction.
-Paul Christopherm, chief international investment strategist, Wells Fargo
-Sameer Samana, international strategist, Wells Fargo

 

The recent run-up in international stocks and commodities has occurred in a low-volatility environment, in which markets have climbed upwards in a narrow band. This environment has kept pullbacks in equities and commodities short and shallow. Investors waiting for just the right opportunity of meaningful weakness to put money to work have thus far been frustrated. Our positive outlook for international equities and commodities leads us to advise investors to look for assets that have lagged or markets that have been neglected and start to invest, rather than holding one’s breath for a sharp correction. Investors who implement their plans methodically and patiently should be able to take advantage of any new opportunities that may present themselves along the way.  

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