December 11, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Start of Bitcoin futures trading dominates market news

It’s Bitcoin Monday, with the cybercurrency dominating news coverage as it begins trading today on a major exchange for the first time, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

December 10, 2017

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.

December 04, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Tax reform, $69 billion megadeal, jobs report among potential market movers

The Senate’s passage of its version of a tax reform bill is being greeted by the market as a viable sign that congressional Republicans are determined to get a deal signed, sealed and delivered to the president’s desk as quickly as possible, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

November 27, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Incoming Fed Chair confirmation hearing, Yellen testimony, tax reform among market movers

Jerome Powell’s Federal Reserve chairman confirmation hearing will be followed by investors and traders as he explains how he would handle an economic crisis and why he thinks inflation remains stubbornly low, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

November 22, 2017

In open letter, Prudential appeals to corporate leaders on financial wellness

Nearly six in every 10 American workers are stressed about their current financial situation—and Prudential is calling on all U.S. employers to do something about that stress.

November 20, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Economic data releases mark Thanksgiving-shortened trading week

In a holiday-shortened trading week, there is still important data for the market to digest, including the index of leading economic indicators, existing home sales, durable goods orders and minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

November 13, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Market will focus on inflation, retail sales, consumer sentiment and tax reform headlines

There is much for the market to absorb this week, particularly on inflation data, retail sales and consumer confidence, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook. 

November 07, 2017

For deployed military and their families, Veterans Day a chance to connect

In one life, Jared Kebea is a father of two teenagers and a 4-year-old, living in Springfield, New Jersey, and a project management specialist for Prudential Financial’s Enterprise Services & Systems department. In the other, he’s a master sergeant with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army. 

November 03, 2017

Natural disasters don’t need to be financial disasters

Even if the damage to homes and personal property is devastating, the financial impact of a natural disaster doesn’t have to be. There are lessons to be learned from those who bounced back from past disasters—and the strategies, programs and policies that helped them do it.

October 26, 2017

Spooky fact: Workers spend more time on Halloween than on benefits decisions

It’s that season again, when ghosts and goblins take to the streets, Thanksgiving menus are planned and gift lists are written—and when most employers offer open enrollment for health and benefit plans.