January 22, 2018

QMA’s 2018 outlook sees continued global growth

After a year that saw the S&P 500 Index return more than 20%, QMA predicts stocks will again outpace bonds in 2018 — potentially by a very wide margin. While QMA's base case, outlined in its 2018 Outlook & Review "Goldilocks Growth and the Missing Bears," calls for S&P returns in the 10% range, the firm envisions scenarios that could have 2018 nearly matching 2017's surprise breakout year for equities.

January 22, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Shutdown Deal, Earnings, Housing Data, GDP, ECB Dominate Market Headlines

Senate leadership crafted a deal to end the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, as the earnings season continues this week, offering traders and investors a parade of reports from bellwether names in media, industrials, pharmaceutical and other sectors, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 16, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Bank earnings, budget deadline, Beige Book among potential market movers

The earnings season continues this week with important bank earnings reports from Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp and Morgan Stanley, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 16, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q1 Outlook: When Fiscal and Monetary Policies Diverge

The two diverging factors set to unfold in 2018—a broad loosening of U.S. fiscal policy countered by gradually tightening monetary policies among some of the world’s major central banks—underscore investors’ challenge of recognizing directional cues throughout the year. PGIM Fixed Income’s Q1 2018 Outlook examines what these signals might look like across the fixed income markets, the global economy, and the various corporate sectors.

January 08, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Busy market week with earnings, inflation data, Fed speakers

It will be a busy week for markets with earnings, inflation data, a parade of Fed-speak and tariff chatter in the background, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

January 05, 2018

PGIM experts: Corporate spending will determine tax reform’s effect

The success of the most far-reaching U.S. tax overhaul in decades will depend on whether American companies invest their tax windfall on expanding hiring and production capacity or save it for dividends and share buybacks that, while they increase shareholder value, do little for economic growth, according to three PGIM thought leaders.

January 02, 2018

Quincy Krosby: Data releases may be market mover in shortened week

This holiday-shortened week brings a heavy package of data for investors to absorb, while geopolitical concerns continue to hover over the markets, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

December 26, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Low trading volumes expected globally during holiday week

There will be a thinly traded market during the holiday week with a light package of data releases, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Tuesday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

December 20, 2017

Quincy Krosby’s Q1 2018 Commentary: Turning the Page

With a new year comes potential market movers new and old, ranging from cryptocurrency to corporate capital spending to a possible tax-law overhaul. Quincy Krosby, Prudential’s chief market strategist, provides a guide to what we are facing in the first quarter in her Q1 2018 market commentary: Turning the Page

December 18, 2017

Quincy Krosby: Will traders hit the sell button on the tax reform vote news?

Despite a calendar of important economic data this week, the tax reform plan takes center stage as it most likely makes it back to both houses of Congress for a vote – one the market expects to be a “yes,” Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.