April 16, 2018

Market reaction to U.S. strike in Syria muted, focus returns to Fed, earnings, retail sales

Fears that the targeted missile strike in Syria by the U.S. and its allies could cause a widening of the conflict in the region have not yet impacted the market, while investors will turn attention to earnings, retail sales and a parade of speakers from the Federal Reserve, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 13, 2018

Expanded parental leave means more than extra days off

To a newborn, 10 weeks is a lifetime. To his or her parents, it can be the foundation to a better life. Yet, only 14 percent of private sector employees receive any paid time off during this critical bonding period. Fortunately, times are changing. On April 1, Prudential Financial increased the period of 100 percent paid parental leave available to eligible employees and Prudential Advisors financial professionals.

April 12, 2018

What can financial services companies learn from “disruptors”?

Twenty years ago, waiting a week for delivery of something you ordered seemed pretty reasonable and relatively quick. Consider how unreasonable that seems today. If you have to pay for shipping or if your stuff doesn’t show up in two days, life no longer seems fair!

April 09, 2018

Trade talk dominates as earnings season begins with big bank reports

Tariff headlines and an anticipated response from China continue to dominate market psyche as the first quarter earnings season opens, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 04, 2018

Prudential Retirement builds skill for Amazon Alexa

With Amazon Alexa, you can play your favorite song, get the news and weather, even control your living room lights, all with just the sound of your voice—now, by enabling a new skill, you can manage your financial future as well. Just say, “Alexa, ask Prudential Retirement for my account balance.”

March 29, 2018

Don’t fear inflation’s impending arrival, PGIM leaders say

The inflation that the Federal Reserve has been expecting will arrive soon, but it’s not likely to gallop away with the economy, says PGIM’s leadership.

March 28, 2018

Quincy Krosby’s Q2 2018 Commentary: Regime Change

The second quarter of 2018 begins with a new head of the Federal Reserve and a more volatile market. Quincy Krosby, Prudential’s chief market strategist, shares a history of regime changes at the Fed and how we may expect monetary policy to impact the market in the second quarter and beyond.

March 16, 2018

QMA Market Pulse: All eyes on productivity

The recent market correction and sharp jump in volatility has brought a renewed focus on inflation and interest rates. But what about productivity?

March 08, 2018

Young job seekers find pathways to success with suits, smiles and support

Prudential’s partnership with My Brother's Keeper, an Obama Foundation initiative, provides mentorship and job opportunities for boys and young men of color.

March 06, 2018

American workers' financial security a job for employers, survey says

More than family, higher education or even government, American workers expect their employers to help them achieve financial security, a new Prudential survey reveals.