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.

May 01, 2018

Spirit of Community honoree helps close vision care gap

Paloma Rambana has fuzzy vision caused by a congenital eye condition and uses a video magnifier to read and see around her classroom at school. When the magnifier broke—and she couldn’t get state funding for new one—she gained a new personal vision that helped secure $1.25 million in Florida state funding for children with visual impairments.

April 30, 2018

Apple earnings, trade negotiations, payroll data, FOMC dominate market headlines

Earnings reports continue to maintain investor focus this week as Apple and other big names report; the U.S. and China begin trade negotiations; and steel and aluminum tariffs are due to be imposed May 1, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 23, 2018

Market eyes big tech earnings as treasury yield rises

The earnings season deluge continues with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft reporting, among many others; however, market watchers will focus equally on the 10-year Treasury yield as it inches closer to 3 percent, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 18, 2018

Prudential employees volunteer nearly 80,000 hours to worthy causes

For National Volunteer Week, Prudential celebrates its employees, who volunteered for more than 350 organizations in 2017. Like Jacqueline Howard, a copywriting manager for Prudential Individual Life Insurance, who has fostered more than a hundred greyhounds for the nonprofit organization Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. 

April 17, 2018

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect your taxes

Prudential Vice President of Individual Life Insurance Jill Perlin breaks down how the tax reform act may affect your taxes now and in the future.

April 16, 2018

Market reaction to U.S. strike in Syria muted, focus returns to Fed, earnings, retail sales

Fears that the targeted missile strike in Syria by the U.S. and its allies could cause a widening of the conflict in the region have not yet impacted the market, while investors will turn attention to earnings, retail sales and a parade of speakers from the Federal Reserve, Prudential’s Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby said Monday in her weekly “Connecting the Dots” outlook.

April 13, 2018

Expanded parental leave means more than extra days off

To a newborn, 10 weeks is a lifetime. To his or her parents, it can be the foundation to a better life. Yet, only 14 percent of private sector employees receive any paid time off during this critical bonding period. Fortunately, times are changing. On April 1, Prudential Financial increased the period of 100 percent paid parental leave available to eligible employees and Prudential Advisors financial professionals.

April 12, 2018

What can financial services companies learn from “disruptors”?

Twenty years ago, waiting a week for delivery of something you ordered seemed pretty reasonable and relatively quick. Consider how unreasonable that seems today. If you have to pay for shipping or if your stuff doesn’t show up in two days, life no longer seems fair!