NEWARK, N.J., April 1, 2021 – Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) added two of the largest exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—the Invesco QQQ ETF (NASDAQ: QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq-100 Index, and the BlackRock iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE: IWM)—as options within the crediting strategies of Prudential’s FlexGuard®indexed variable annuity.
Prudential’s chief market strategist says there are increasingly positive signs that the economic recovery both domestically and abroad persists. The first-quarter earnings period will usher in a period in which fundamentals become the foremost issue while macro considerations become somewhat less important.
Quincy Krosby, Prudential’s chief market strategist, says figuring out where inflation ultimately lands, especially as the global economy struggles to reflate, remains a question, given the disparity of opinions and the historically unique circumstances.
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