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.
It’s 7:55 a.m. on a Tuesday in January at Prudential Retirement’s call center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the 125 or so employees in the office are in anxious anticipation. In five minutes, they and their colleagues in Dubuque, Iowa; El Paso, Texas; and the Philippines will begin the busiest day of the year, answering questions from more than 17,000 clients over the course of a 13-hour day.
What keeps American workers awake at night? For one in three, it’s the fear of losing a loved one. This finding, among several insights from the American Workers Survey, could be why 87 percent of respondents say life insurance is important, and why two in three have coverage.
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