October 02, 2019

Quincy Krosby’s Q4 2019 Commentary: All of the Above

What’s to blame for moving markets in one direction or another? Trade negotiations? An attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refining infrastructure and heightened geopolitical/military risk in the region? The efficacy of the latest round of global central bank accommodation? An impeachment inquiry? Earnings reports? Call it “all of the above.”

September 19, 2019

The Fed serves up another incremental cut amid “disparate perspectives”

The Federal Reserve again nudged the Fed funds rate target down another 25 basis points to 1.75%-2.0% in its latest policy meeting. In a sign of just how divided the Fed is over the appropriate policy stance, however, three FOMC members dissented from the decision.

September 18, 2019

The potential implications of investing in coal-heavy utilities

Do utility bonds issued by more carbon-intensive utilities trade at a discount? Or are bonds issued by utilities with less reliance on coal—but with yields similar to their peers—the better trade? PGIM Fixed Income credit analysts weigh in.

August 20, 2019

What is an inverted yield curve, and what does it mean?

Historically, inverted yield curves have preceded economic slowdowns. Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist and head of global bonds for PGIM Fixed Income, explains the inverted yield curve and what it means for investors.

August 09, 2019

PGIM 3Q market outlooks: Investment opportunities amid economic uncertainty

Increased trade tensions, market volatility and dovish federal policies have left investors with uncertainty about the months ahead.  PGIM’s asset managers offer their outlooks.

July 08, 2019

Quincy Krosby’s Q3 2019 Commentary: The Fed to the Rescue?

No doubt the difficulty facing the Fed is how much of the broadening economic slowdown is due to concerns over a trade war, or a general deceleration of economic activity that is only partially related to trade, says Prudential’s chief market strategist.

July 02, 2019

The next chapter in the U.S. – China trade war

President Trump and President Xi are talking again and, for the time being, the trade war is not on an escalating trajectory. The deeper question is, how much closer are we to a final resolution?

June 25, 2019

PGIM Real Estate Global Outlook: Striking the right portfolio balance late in the cycle

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 - Elevated global real estate pricing continues to be supported by low interest rates and there are still reasons to be optimistic about the outlook for income growth, according to PGIM Real Estate’s 2019 Global Outlook. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).

June 24, 2019

The Fed clears the way for cuts as the market seeks even more

According to PGIM Fixed Income’s G-10 lead economist Ellen Gaske and chief investment strategist Robert Tipp, we may expect to see two rate cuts in the second half of 2019—more than what the median Fed projection has penciled in, but less than the three cuts the market has been pricing in.

May 13, 2019

The outlook for escalating trade tensions

Nathan Sheets, PGIM Fixed Income’s chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research, recognizes that uncertainties regarding U.S.-China trade tensions have multiplied and provides perspective based on the question of “what do we actually know?”