What’s On Tap for 2017?

The headline of this infographic is 2017 Outlook: Seeing Things Differently. Introductory text says that from the British vote to leave the European Union to the U.S. election results, 2016 was marked by surprises and bouts of volatility. Wells Fargo Investment Institute expects some trends to continue, but also believes investors will benefit from responding appropriately to signs of change. A section labeled investment watch says that a solid labor market, improved consumer spending and housing activity, and modest recoveries in business inventories and investment spending should drive continued U.S. economic growth. In the 2017 Key Numbers section, four year-end 2017 projections for key economic and market metrics are listed: 2230-2330 — S&P 500 Index; 1.00%-1.25% — Federal Funds Rate; 2.1%/3.2% — U.S. GDP growth rate/Global GDP growth rate; 2.2% — U.S. inflation. A section labeled investment watch says that inflation is still low by historical standards but is normalizing. This could jolt investors who are too complacent about low inflation. Projections are subject to change. In the Trends and Market Drivers section, text says the U.S. has seen a

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