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2023 Outlook: Recession, Recovery, and Rebound

Investor Conference Call, Wednesday, December 7 (4:15 P.M. ET)

Join Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII) strategists for a live conference call discussing the outlook for the economy, markets, and investments in 2023. Help us build the conversation by sending your questions to WFII@wellsfargo.com.

Darrell Cronk, President of WFII and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Wealth and Investment Management (WIM), leads a strategist roundtable discussion about:

  • Our expectation for a recession in early 2023, followed by a recovery later in the year, and eventually, a rebound that gains strength into 2024
  • Our forecasts for inflation, interest rates, and corporate earnings
  • Our favored equity and fixed-income ideas for volatile markets and our top five portfolio ideas for navigating a likely economic slowdown

Featured Speakers

Darrell Cronk, CFA
President of WFII
Chief Investment Officer, WIM

Paul Christopher, CFA
Head of Global Market Strategy

John LaForge
Head of Real Asset Strategy

Tracie McMillion, CFA
Head of Asset Allocation Strategy

Brian Rehling, CFA
Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy

Sameer Samana, CFA
Senior Global Market Strategist


Investment professionals and their clients are welcome to join Wednesday, December 7: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 888-947-9022
Passcode: 64-909-98

Email your questions by close of business Monday, December 5: WFII@wellsfargo.com

A replay of the call will be made available after compliance review.


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