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What's Ahead: Today's Economic Outlook - Equity Research on MetLife, Inc. and Prudential Financial, Inc.

(October 25, 2011)

MACAU -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/11 -- Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) and Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=MET+PRU.

Short-term outlooks within US and global economies continue to adjust downward, as US Treasury yields touched their lowest levels in over 65 years. International Monetary Fund downgraded estimates for US growth by 1.0% this year, down from 2.5%. 'Significant downside risks' to the US economy were confirmed by the Federal Reserve pressured by 'strains in global financial markets'.

As the US dollar trades above an eight-month high against the Euro, it highlights a deepening of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis -- furthered by continued policy inaction from European governments. We expect continued volatility until economic data stabilizes and we see decisive policy action to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis.

Our members are preparing for a turn in tides. Currently, the Credit Suisse Risk Appetite Indicator is at a 30-year low. For the past three occurrences, this level has acted as a leading indicator of large stock market rallies 18 months following.


Equity Markets has reviewed MetLife, Inc. for its current position within the financial industry. MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) is a provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife operates in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The full research report on MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=MET.

Equity Markets has reviewed Prudential Financial, Inc. for its development within the financial industry. Prudential Financial, Inc. is a financial services company. It has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Through its subsidiaries, it offers an array of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management and real estate services. The full research report on Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=PRU.

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