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.

January 10, 2018

How Prudential handles a 60 percent increase in customer calls on the busiest day of the year

It’s 7:55 a.m. on a Tuesday in January at Prudential Retirement’s call center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the 125 or so employees in the office are in anxious anticipation. In five minutes, they and their colleagues in Dubuque, Iowa; El Paso, Texas; and the Philippines will begin the busiest day of the year, answering questions from more than 17,000 clients over the course of a 13-hour day.

January 09, 2018

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.

January 08, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Busy market week with earnings, inflation data, Fed speakers

It will be a busy week for markets with earnings, inflation data, a parade of Fed-speak and tariff chatter in the background, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.