Goals Based Investing
We believe investing is about selecting quality investments to build a portfolio that provides the income and stability you need to maintain the type of lifestyle to which you have become accustomed and to help you reach the goals you have for your future.
Based upon your priorities and tolerance for risk, your personalized plan is designed to provide a sophisticated roadmap to help you reach your financial goals.
Core/Satellite Investment Approach1
We build portfolios with core investments with an aim to provide steady, long-term growth and satellite positions that help reduce risk or capture opportunities as markets evolve. We strive to keep a careful eye on risk. We continue to diversify your portfolio using asset allocation strategies and tactical satellite investments, based on your tax liability and volatility requirements.
Bond & CD Laddering to Create Your Monthly Retirement Income2
To help create your stream of monthly retirement income, we employ a bond and or CD laddering strategy to spread investment dollars among bonds and CDs that mature at various times between one year and 30 years. To create your portfolio of laddered bonds we purchase bonds of staggered maturities to offset fluctuating interest rates, increase portfolio diversification, and fulfill your specific income requirements.
To help visualize the portfolio, think of individual bonds as rungs on a ladder. In normal interest-rate environments, bonds with shorter maturities will yield less than longer maturities. As each individual bond in the ladder matures (bottom rung), the principal then becomes available for reinvesting, at current interest rates, into bonds of intermediate or longer-term maturities with the higher yields. The new bonds then become the new “top rungs” of the ladder.
Tax-Efficient Investment Strategies
The long-term impact of taxes on investment returns can take a bite out of your savings. Our tax-efficient strategies help you continue to grow your savings for retirement while managing the impact of taxes.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your needs are always our priority. With a deep focus on you, your family and your next generation, we work to have meaningful conversations and listen carefully, so you’ll know you have an investment plan in place to help pursue your life’s priorities and passions.
“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you and how many generations you keep it for.” – Robert Kiyosaki
1 Wells Fargo Advisors are not a legal or tax advisor. Advisory services are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts and may not be suitable for all investors. There is a minimum fee per calendar quarter to maintain this type of account. During periods of lower trading activity, your costs might be lower if a clients' account was based upon commissions. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for these programs is $25,000 to $200,000. Insurance products are offered through nonbank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state.
2 Investing in fixed income securities involves certain risks such as market risk if sold prior to maturity and credit risk especially if investing in high yield bonds, which have lower ratings and are subject to greater volatility. All fixed income investments may be worth less than original cost upon redemption or maturity. Bond prices fluctuate inversely to changes in interest rates. Therefore, a general rise in interest rates can result in the decline in the bond’s price. Bond laddering does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. Yields and market values will fluctuate, and if sold prior to maturity, bonds may be worth more or less than the original investment. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Asset allocation and diversification are investment methods used to help manage risk. They do not guarantee investment returns or eliminate risk of loss including in a declining market. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor. Advisory programs may not be appropriate for all investors. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for advisory programs will vary.