December 11, 2019

Inflation fears a golden opportunity for hedging institutional portfolios: PGIM study

NEWARK, N.J., December 11, 2019 - Are institutional investors joining the gold rush? While gold’s long-term performance is not strong compared to other assets, new PGIM research finds that under certain economic conditions—including a slowing growth environment—institutional investors are right to evaluate adding gold-related assets to a diversified portfolio. PGIM Inc. is the $1 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

October 24, 2019

Transformative corporate models change investment calculus for investors: PGIM study

New PGIM research highlights long-term investment implications of three new types of companies emerging to dominate today’s market.

May 13, 2019

The outlook for escalating trade tensions

Nathan Sheets, PGIM Fixed Income’s chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research, recognizes that uncertainties regarding U.S.-China trade tensions have multiplied and provides perspective based on the question of “what do we actually know?”

April 29, 2019

Implications of a U.S.-China Trade Deal: Who Wins? Who Loses?

As the United States and China work toward a resolution of the ongoing trade war, an important question is whether the agreement will achieve any appreciable further opening of the Chinese economy and, if so, how such gains will be distributed across China’s trading partners.

January 08, 2019

Broadway’s "Hamilton" offers lessons on today’s markets

QMA uses “Hamilton” tickets to tease apart exactly what is—and is not—a crowded trade, and why it matters for investors hoping to insulate portfolios from disruptions that could come in the months and years ahead.

May 09, 2018

Tussle between globalization, nationalism creates new risks for investors, PGIM says

NEWARK, N.J., May 09, 2018 - The escalating tussle between globalization and nationalism could have profound implications for global financial markets, traditional investment frameworks and developed market geopolitical risk analysis, says a new report from PGIM, Inc., the investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

April 16, 2018

PGIM Fixed Income Q2 outlook: At cruising altitude with seat belts at the ready

The second quarter 2018 edition of PGIM Fixed Income’s quarterly outlook leads off with “Air Pockets at Cruising Speed—Welcome to QT” by Robert Tipp, CFA, chief investment strategist and head of Global Bonds. In examining some prevalent market concerns, including quantitative tightening, Tipp provides some perspective on how investors might consider these issues after Q1’s volatility.

October 18, 2017

Broad, Balanced Growth Puts Emerging Markets in Focus

In the latest edition of PGIM Fixed Income’s quarterly outlook, Nathan Sheets, PhD, Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research, looks at a global recovery that is often characterized as “sluggish,” but one that may ultimately be remembered for its durability.

July 21, 2017

PGIM: Capturing alpha from growing emerging markets will require new investment approach

A radical shift in the forces shaping emerging market growth will require investors to take a different investment approach from what may have worked in the past. Increasingly, discovering investment opportunities will be rooted in the ability to capture the alpha from the new growth drivers, rather than in chasing the beta of the broad universe.

July 17, 2017

PGIM Fixed Income: The return of absolute return fixed income

Although the majority of the three-decade, bull market in bonds is likely behind us, PGIM Fixed Income believes fixed income, including Absolute Return Fixed Income, still provides plenty of opportunities for investors. In The Return of Absolute Return Fixed Income, Michael Collins, senior investment officer and portfolio manager for Multi-Sector Fixed Income strategies, discusses different types of absolute return fixed income portfolios and how a well-diversified, duration-constrained approach can take advantage of alpha-generating opportunities while avoiding systematic exposure to rising interest rates.