February 20, 2018

Treasury $258 billion bond sale and Fed response to inflation earn attention

With the intense spark of higher volatility seemingly behind us — at least for now — investors are looking ahead at the possibility of four interest rate hikes this year rather than the presumed three telegraphed by the Federal Reserve last year, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

February 12, 2018

Is this the bottom? Market eyes inflation, possible forced selling, and earnings data

Following a harrowing week in global markets, the ability of the market to defend its 200-day moving average and close in the green on a Friday were net positives for the investor psyche, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

February 05, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Markets Start Week in the Red After Hourly Wages, Treasury Yields Rise

Good news for Main Street was bad news for Wall Street on Friday as average hourly earnings surprised to the upside, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook. Treasury yields climbed higher, igniting fears that the Federal Reserve would be forced to raise rates at a quicker pace.

 

February 02, 2018

93-year-old Prudential policy belongs to a 94-year-old Renaissance man

A letter from the son of a 94-year-old insured soon revealed a story of a mother’s love and a 140-year-old purpose. Bruce Jacobs, an Empire, Michigan resident, and his sister, Carol, found an original one-page life insurance policy while cleaning out the attic at the home of their father, Ralph.

January 29, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Earnings Deluge, Fed Meeting, State of the Union Among Potential Movers

Over one hundred S&P 500 companies will deliver earnings reports this week, including technology giants Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Microsoft, Qualcomm and eBay, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 22, 2018

QMA’s 2018 outlook sees continued global growth

After a year that saw the S&P 500 Index return more than 20%, QMA predicts stocks will again outpace bonds in 2018 — potentially by a very wide margin. While QMA's base case, outlined in its 2018 Outlook & Review "Goldilocks Growth and the Missing Bears," calls for S&P returns in the 10% range, the firm envisions scenarios that could have 2018 nearly matching 2017's surprise breakout year for equities.

January 22, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Shutdown Deal, Earnings, Housing Data, GDP, ECB Dominate Market Headlines

Senate leadership crafted a deal to end the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, as the earnings season continues this week, offering traders and investors a parade of reports from bellwether names in media, industrials, pharmaceutical and other sectors, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 16, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Bank earnings, budget deadline, Beige Book among potential market movers

The earnings season continues this week with important bank earnings reports from Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp and Morgan Stanley, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 16, 2018

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.

January 11, 2018

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. The award will support Scott’s All Stars, a program Hamilton developed for skaters like Emma with intellectual disabilities, who may not win medals but can melt hearts.