June 07, 2018

Social Security’s slide: Time to hit the panic button?

Social Security’s announcement that the program will operate at a deficit this year delivers a stark warning to future retirees counting on Social Security as their main source of income.

June 04, 2018

Apple’s WWDC, G-7, North Korea summit will keep market busy this week

Headlines could have an important influence on the market this week with earnings season all but finished — pushing trade, tech, and the run-up to the back-on-again U.S.-North Korea summit to the forefront, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

May 30, 2018

Stable value funds a new trend in college savings

For years, many 529 plans offered money market funds as their conservative investment option. Now, they’re increasingly replacing them with stable value funds, investment vehicles wrapped in insurance contracts that guarantee a specific minimum return. A new white paper from Prudential Financial, Inc., "529 Plans: Assessing the Stable Value Option", examines why.

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 25, 2018

Prudential honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Army sergeants Schoon, Nunez and Moody, and specialists Alt and Ellis: They were all from one company, killed within six months during Operation Enduring Freedom. They were among 55 soldiers serving in Andrew Baker’s unit. Baker, now part of Prudential’s corporate real estate team in Newark, New Jersey, was a newly minted 22-year-old second lieutenant on his first command—a deployment to eastern Afghanistan in 2012. 

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

American workers say financial wellness, retirement security require public policy solutions

American workers rank retirement security above job security, taxes and the cost of college among the top issues they want congressional candidates to talk more about on the campaign trail this year, according to a new survey.

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.

May 03, 2018

Veterans find healing, growth through farming in Prudential-sponsored film

“There’s always been this connection between post-military life and agriculture,” says Shawn Efran, director of “The Farm,” a short documentary produced by Tribeca Studios in association with Prudential. The film is the second produced through a 2017 Prudential partnership with Tribeca Studios intended to highlight the employment challenges faced by veterans.