March 26, 2018

On holiday-shortened week, market seeks strength in global economic data as trade fears ease

As the market struggles to regain its footing following a difficult spate of selling last week, an important clutch of data will be released in the U.S., the Eurozone, Japan and China, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

March 19, 2018

Fed meeting builds anticipation for latest news on rate hikes

Even with trade-related headlines hovering over markets—particularly in regard to any tariffs imposed on China—market participants will pivot their focus to the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

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 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.

March 05, 2018

“Trade war” talk should not trump Fed, ECB speakers and employment data

The president’s observation that trade wars are “good and easy to win” was softened somewhat this weekend by his advisors, who suggested that there could be exceptions to tariffs on steel and aluminum, 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.

February 20, 2018

Treasury $258 billion bond sale and Fed response to inflation earn attention

With the intense spark of higher volatility seemingly behind us — at least for now — investors are looking ahead at the possibility of four interest rate hikes this year rather than the presumed three telegraphed by the Federal Reserve last year, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

February 12, 2018

Is this the bottom? Market eyes inflation, possible forced selling, and earnings data

Following a harrowing week in global markets, the ability of the market to defend its 200-day moving average and close in the green on a Friday were net positives for the investor psyche, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

February 05, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Markets Start Week in the Red After Hourly Wages, Treasury Yields Rise

Good news for Main Street was bad news for Wall Street on Friday as average hourly earnings surprised to the upside, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook. Treasury yields climbed higher, igniting fears that the Federal Reserve would be forced to raise rates at a quicker pace.

 

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.