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06.04.19

President Trump announced on Thursday of last week that the U.S. would impose a 5% tariff on nearly $350 billion in imports from Mexico, effective June 10. If the Mexican government does not respond, the U.S. would increase these tariffs to 25% on October This week’s Economic Perspective provides a summary of the economic and investment implications for this latest broadening of the US tariff war.

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05.20.19

This week’s Economic Perspective is the usual Mid-Quarter Review of current economic and financial market conditions, with a particular focus on world economic growth, world central bank policies, the outlook for inflation and interest rates, expected corporate profit trends, and an assessment of prospects for equity and fixed-income market investing.

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04.12.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on price inflation.

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04.05.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on wages and inflation.

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04.01.19

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Economic and Investment Outlook. The report reviews key economic and investment trends during the first quarter accompanied by an analysis of expected trends during the remainder of this year.

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03.29.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on China's slow economic growth.

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03.22.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on embracing an ageing workforce.

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03.15.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on weak inflation in the U.S.

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03.07.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on skilled workers in Canada.

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02.19.19

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Mid-Quarter Economic Review, providing an update of current conditions and a forecast of economic and investment trends in 2019 and beyond.

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02.14.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on the need for more immigrants in the U.S.

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01.25.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on global internet use.

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01.10.19

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on the recent employment report.

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01.07.19

This week’s Economic Perspective is the Prudential Retirement Annual Investment Outlook For 2019. The report provides a review of financial market performance in 2018 along with an analysis of the primary fundamental forces that are likely to shape the investment landscape during the coming year. The report concludes with assumptions regarding the investment performance of major asset classes in 2019.

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01.01.19

This week’s Economic Perspective is the Prudential Retirement Annual Economic Outlook for 2019. The report contains an analysis of the primary fundamental trends and forces that are likely to shape the economic and investment landscape during the coming year.

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12.20.18

Guest contributor Richard Hokenson, pioneer in the application of demographics to economic and financial market forecasting, provides his insights on the U.S. consumer.

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12.17.18

Calendar year 2018 was mainly a year of strong domestic economic growth but widespread turbulence in world financial markets. It was also a year of surprises and important shifts in economic and policy trends. This week’s economic report is our 19th consecutive Year in Review analysis — a summary and analysis of the most significant events and developments of the current calendar year. The emphasis of this year’s report will be on the current business expansion cycle, important government policy and geopolitical developments, and central themes within financial markets during the past year, along with possible implications for 2019 and beyond.

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