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10.09.17

This week’s report is the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Investment Outlook. The report provides a review of current year-to-date global financial market performance returns along with an analysis of the critical factors in the outlook for investment returns through year-end 2018.

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10.02.17

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Economic Review and Outlook. This week’s report reviews economic developments of the past three months and highlights the critical variables and risks in the outlook for continued global economic growth. The report for next week will provide a review of investment trends of the past nine months and a summary of the outlook for world financial markets through 2018.

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09.11.17

Virtually all 500 companies in the S&P Index have reported second quarter operating results, with overall performance closely matching that of the previous quarter. US companies are in the midst of a favorable new earnings mini-cycle, with reported profits increasing at an accelerating rate in both Q1 and Q2, the first back-to-back quarters of double-digit growth since 2011. The question for investors is the sustainability of this positive trend. This week’s Economic Perspective provides an analysis of current business sector trends and a forecast for the next 18 months.

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08.14.17

This week’s report is the regular Mid-Quarter Economic Review and Outlook report. The first section of the report focuses on current economic, policy, and investment trends, and in particular, those events and developments that surprised investors during the first half of this year. The second section focuses on key assumptions in the forecast for the economy and financial markets over the next 12 to 18 months.

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07.24.17

Investors continue to exhibit heightened uncertainty with respect to the future direction of the economy, government policy, and financial markets. Major concerns pertain to corporate profit margins, monetary policy, rising mortgage rates, the status of the current eight-year-old equity bull market, deflation, and wage growth. This week’s Economic Perspective provides answers to questions associated with these and other key issues in the outlook.

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07.10.17

This week’s Economic Perspective is Part Two of the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Review and Outlook. The focus of this week’s report is global financial markets: A review of investment results during the past six months and an update of the investment outlook through 2018.

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07.03.17

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Economic Review and Outlook. This week’s report reviews economic developments of the past three months and highlights the critical variables and risks in the outlook for continued global economic growth. The report for next week will provide a review of investment trends of the past six months and a summary of the outlook for world financial markets through 2018.

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05.15.17

This week’s Economic Perspective provides an update to my economic forecast for 2017 and 2018. Following some further weakness in risk assets, the economic and political outlook should brighten, setting the stage for another rally in domestic and foreign equities and a resumption in the cyclical rise in long-term interest rates.

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04.03.17

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Quarterly Economic Review and Outlook for the three months ending March 31, 2017. The report highlights the major economic and investment trends in the first quarter, and provides an update to the outlook for the global economy and financial markets.

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