May 29, 2018

A global, risk-off market as Italy, Spain face political and fiscal challenges

Coming out of Memorial Day weekend, global markets have been gripped by political crises in the European Union, as Italy—the EU’s third-largest economy—will face another election and Spain’s prime minister faces a no-confidence vote, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

May 21, 2018

Tariffs on hold, market scrutinizes FOMC minutes, manufacturing reports on radar

Worries over a potential trade war with China subsided this weekend as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Trump administration “agreed to put the tariffs on hold” while negotiations focus on drafting a framework for addressing trade imbalances, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

May 14, 2018

NAFTA, China trade negotiations should capture market attention this week

An update on NAFTA negotiations, continued U.S.-China trade talks, retail data and a parade of Fed speakers may dominate market-related headlines this week, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

May 07, 2018

Deadline on Iran nuclear deal, inflation data, Fed speakers and earnings in focus this week

Important barometers of inflation—the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) come out this week; however, U.S.-China trade negotiations and the Trump administration’s deadline on the Iran nuclear deal may dominate headlines, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 30, 2018

Apple earnings, trade negotiations, payroll data, FOMC dominate market headlines

Earnings reports continue to maintain investor focus this week as Apple and other big names report; the U.S. and China begin trade negotiations; and steel and aluminum tariffs are due to be imposed May 1, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 16, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q2 outlook: At cruising altitude with seat belts at the ready

The second quarter 2018 edition of PGIM Fixed Income’s quarterly outlook leads off with “Air Pockets at Cruising Speed—Welcome to QT” by Robert Tipp, CFA, chief investment strategist and head of Global Bonds. In examining some prevalent market concerns, including quantitative tightening, Tipp provides some perspective on how investors might consider these issues after Q1’s volatility.

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 02, 2018

Second quarter opens with Chinese tariffs and trade concerns heating up

The second quarter may get off to a rocky start due to Chinese tariffs on 128 American products—mostly in the agriculture sector—pork, almonds and apples among them—in response to President Trump’s steel tariffs, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

March 12, 2018

Market, buoyed by positive job data, watches inflation indicators as quadruple witching day arrives

Markets enjoyed a strong rebound Friday as the latest employment report indicated a labor market that continues to expand while keeping higher wages at bay, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

February 26, 2018

Chair Powell speaks to Capitol Hill as global markets monitor every word for policy clues

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell heads to Capitol Hill this week to discuss the state of the economy, and investors will be following every word for clues about future rate hikes, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.