PGIM Fixed Income Q1 Outlook: When Fiscal and Monetary Policies Diverge

The two diverging factors set to unfold in 2018—a broad loosening of U.S. fiscal policy countered by gradually tightening monetary policies among some of the world’s major central banks—underscore investors’ challenge of recognizing directional cues throughout the year. PGIM Fixed Income’s Q1 2018 Outlook examines what these signals might look like across the fixed income markets, the global economy, and the various corporate sectors.

Figure skating icon Scott Hamilton thanks Prudential for support of skaters with special needs

Emma Mays wasn’t one of America’s top skaters who competed at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but the Tennessee 10-year-old was top of mind for Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as he stood rink-side to receive the $10,000 Enrichment Award from the Prudential Skating Fund.

American workers trust life insurers for financial security, survey says

What keeps American workers awake at night? For one in three, it’s the fear of losing a loved one. This finding, among several insights from the American Workers Surveycould be why 87 percent of respondents say life insurance is important, and why two in three have coverage.

PGIM Investments Renames Fund Family to PGIM Funds

NEWARK, N.J., January 19, 2018 - PGIM Investments announced today that it will be renaming its domestic fund platform to PGIM Funds. Effective on June 11, 2018, retail domestic fund names will no longer include “Prudential” and will be branded “PGIM.” Renaming the funds more closely aligns them to the firm, which was renamed PGIM Investments in April 2017.

Smart savings can reduce retirement financial risk, up 19 percentage points in 30 years

Half of Americans won’t be able to maintain their standard of living after retirement, according to the most recently compiled National Retirement Risk Index. Fortunately, they can take steps to avert a cash-strapped future.

 

PGIM experts: Corporate spending will determine tax reform’s effect

The success of the most far-reaching U.S. tax overhaul in decades will depend on whether American companies invest their tax windfall on expanding hiring and production capacity or save it for dividends and share buybacks that, while they increase shareholder value, do little for economic growth, according to three PGIM thought leaders.

Quincy Krosby’s Q1 2018 Commentary: Turning the Page

With a new year comes potential market movers new and old, ranging from cryptocurrency to corporate capital spending to a possible tax-law overhaul. Quincy Krosby, Prudential’s chief market strategist, provides a guide to what we are facing in the first quarter in her Q1 2018 market commentary: Turning the Page


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