August 13, 2018

Six baby registry ‘must-haves’ for financial security

Congratulations, you’re going to be a parent! Time to create your baby registry. Babyletto or Sniglar? Vista, Yoyo or Bugaboo? The Boppy, Baby Bjorn or Keekaroo? You’ve chosen the right crib, stroller and accessories for your baby, but what comes next? For many parents-to-be, the most essential baby gift may be one that lasts beyond childhood—a gift to support a family’s financial well-being.

August 07, 2018

Will U.S. employees benefit from tax law? Finance executives say yes

More than seven months after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many Americans are wondering if corporations will use their newfound capital to offer workers higher wages, enhanced benefits, and additional job opportunities. According to a new survey of senior finance executives, that’s exactly what many companies have in mind.

July 27, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q3 2018 Market Outlook: Of Flowers and Flesh Wounds

After a half year of ongoing global uncertainty, investors continue to find varied—and perhaps mixed—metaphors to explain the evolving fixed income landscape, according to this edition of PGIM Fixed Income’s Quarterly Outlook.

July 12, 2018

Three tax savings strategies for a secure retirement to try right now

Individuals who rushed to prepay property taxes after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have saved some money in 2018—but that’s pennies compared to the long-term tax savings taxpayers should take advantage of before the TCJA’s individual tax provisions are expected to expire in 2026.

July 09, 2018

Market Focus: Inflation data, bank earnings, trade, and Federal Reserve speakers

During a week of strong economic data releases, as well as the implementation of the first tranche of tariffs against Chinese goods and Chinese counter tariffs against U.S. products (already discounted by the markets), markets enjoyed a respite from the escalation of trade concerns, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

July 02, 2018

Millennials’ vision of the future looks beyond flying cars

Fifty years ago, Philip K. Dick’s landmark sci-fi novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” envisioned a 21st century of androids, flying cars and space colonies. What happened? Sure, we have Android phones, but what about our flying cars?

July 02, 2018

Escalating trade tensions have markets defensive as holiday week begins

In this shortened Fourth of July week, tariff-related issues are a major focus as U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods are due to be implemented on July 6, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

June 29, 2018

Quincy Krosby’s Q3 2018 Commentary: The Road to Normal

We’re in a new environment that could shift if markets sense the Fed is making a policy mistake. This new backdrop calls for caution and selectivity, as companies now must earn investor approval as markets adjust, says Quincy Krosby, Prudential's chief market strategist in her Q3 2018 Market Commentary: “The Road to Normal

June 28, 2018

Congress looks to Prudential for veteran hiring best practices

U.S. congressional leaders listened carefully as Chuck Sevola described Prudential’s collaboration with Workforce Opportunity Services to hire veterans and help them transition to the civilian workplace.

June 25, 2018

Trade, Fed speakers, data releases may be market movers this week

Escalating trade tensions will continue to dominate headlines this week as markets try to determine where this issue is headed, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.