October 24, 2018

Navigating the technology frontier beyond Silicon Valley

NEWARK, N.J., October 24, 2018 - Given the lightning-quick pace of technological change, investors must evaluate their portfolios to weed out obsolescence risk from incumbent products and business models that might soon be displaced, while developing a disciplined active investment framework to identify potential technology-driven winners, according to the latest report examining megatrends from PGIM, the $1.2 trillion asset management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 17, 2018

QMA Q4 2018 Outlook: Storm clouds are gathering

Trade tensions and the ongoing crisis in emerging markets top the downside risks. Trade uncertainty has now seeped into the GDP and business confidence data for Europe and Japan, while the combination of trade tensions, fears of Turkish lira contagion, and Fed rate hikes have contributed to slowdowns in a number of EMs, including China. On balance: The near-term risk of a global downturn remains very low. But storm clouds are gathering.

October 12, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q4 2018 Outlook - Standing Still: A Symptom of Less Synchronization and Giant Collisions

When investors recall the third quarter of 2018, many may cite the fractures that occurred in certain corners of the fixed income market. In its fourth-quarter outlook, PGIM Fixed Income evaluates the extent of the damage, the factors that contributed to the periodic volatility, how these issues may unfold going forward, and the nature of the opportunities that lie ahead.

October 05, 2018

Quincy Krosby’s Q4 2018 Commentary: Heads or Tails

While 2018 should finish on a high note, 2019 may provide many challenges, including the fading of fiscal stimulus, peak earnings and intensified scrutiny of the yield curve as concerns mount over the strength of the expansion. Choosing heads or tails correctly will matter as liquidity continues to be drained from the global financial system and accommodation wanes, says Quincy Krosby, Prudential's chief market strategist in her Q4 2018 market commentary, “Heads or Tails.”

August 31, 2018

QMA’s Q3 2018 outlook 'bearly bullish'

Earlier this year, global economic growth appeared to be coasting, with all major economies growing in unison for the first time since 2010. However, paths now appear to be diverging, shifted by escalating trade tensions, Italian politics and pockets of emerging market turmoil, according to QMA’s Q3 2018 Outlook & Review.

August 17, 2018

Free-falling Turkish lira—what’s next?

A dramatic sell-off has made the Turkish lira cheaper on an inflation-adjusted basis than it has been since the 1990s, but there are good reasons to avoid exposure to Turkish markets until an orthodox policy response from the government is forthcoming, according to PGIM Fixed Income’s macroeconomic team.

July 27, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q3 2018 Market Outlook: Of Flowers and Flesh Wounds

After a half year of ongoing global uncertainty, investors continue to find varied—and perhaps mixed—metaphors to explain the evolving fixed income landscape, according to this edition of PGIM Fixed Income’s Quarterly Outlook.

July 09, 2018

Market Focus: Inflation data, bank earnings, trade, and Federal Reserve speakers

During a week of strong economic data releases, as well as the implementation of the first tranche of tariffs against Chinese goods and Chinese counter tariffs against U.S. products (already discounted by the markets), markets enjoyed a respite from the escalation of trade concerns, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

July 02, 2018

Escalating trade tensions have markets defensive as holiday week begins

In this shortened Fourth of July week, tariff-related issues are a major focus as U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods are due to be implemented on July 6, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

June 29, 2018

Quincy Krosby’s Q3 2018 Commentary: The Road to Normal

We’re in a new environment that could shift if markets sense the Fed is making a policy mistake. This new backdrop calls for caution and selectivity, as companies now must earn investor approval as markets adjust, says Quincy Krosby, Prudential's chief market strategist in her Q3 2018 Market Commentary: “The Road to Normal