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05.14.18

Financial markets remain under pressure as investors grapple with uncertainties involving world economic growth, corporate profit margins, inflation, a flattening yield curve, monetary policy and trade policy. This week’s Mid-Quarter Economic Review provides an analysis of each of these critical variables and updates our economic forecast for this year and 2019.

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05.07.18

Financial markets have become obsessed with the recent flattening of the Treasury yield curve, as short-term rates have risen at a faster pace relative to market yields on long-term bonds. This week’s Economic Perspective provides an analysis of the Treasury yield curve along with assumptions regarding future bond market trends.

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04.30.18

There has been a sudden and abrupt shift in investor expectations regarding future inflation. This development is highly pertinent because it marks a major shift in sentiment — away from a focus on deflationary risks — that has prevailed since 2008. This week’s Economic Perspective provides an update of inflation along with a forecast of future trends in domestic wages and consumer prices.

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04.09.18

This week’s report is Part II of the Prudential Retirement Annual Outlook. Part I was distributed last week and focused on the outlook for the world economy in 2018 and 2019. The focus of Part II is on world financial markets and provides an analysis of major investment trends and themes expected over the next two years.

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04.02.18

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 year and a summary of the outlook for world financial markets through all of 2018.

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02.26.18

This week’s Economic Perspective is the regular Prudential Retirement Mid-Quarter Economic Review. The report highlights the major trends in the global economy, along with central themes in the outlook for world financial markets.

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01.08.18

This week’s report is Part II of the Prudential Retirement Annual Outloook. Part I was distributed last week and focused on the outlook for the world economy in 2018 and beyond. The focus of Part II is on world financial markets and provides an analysis of major investment trends and themes expected in 2018 and beyond.

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01.02.18

This year's Prudential Retirement Annual Outlook will be distributed in two parts. Part I is an analysis of the outlook for the world economy in 2018 and beyond. Part II will be distributed during the week of January 8 and will provide an analysis of world financial markets and major investment themes for 2018.

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12.18.17

Calendar year 2017 was mainly a year of continuity of the trends that have prevailed in recent years. However, it was also a year of surprises and important shifts in economic and policy trends. This week’s economic report is the 18th consecutive Year in Review analysis, a summary and assessment 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, the synchronized global expansion, important government policy and geopolitical developments, and central themes within financial markets.

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