Only 52 countries have a higher GDP* than the value of the portfolio Ron Joelson, Chief Investment Officer for Northwestern Mutual, oversees and now you can have his insights delivered right to your phone, tablet or email through this monthly podcast. Each month Ron and Mark McLennon, vice president of investment services with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, share their perspectives on current financial news and how what’s going on in the world could impact you and your finances.

Current Podcast

Real Estate’s Driving Force in the U.S. Economy
July, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

Whether you are a retail or commercial investor, real estate can have a significant impact on the economy and your finances. Listen as Ron and Mark cover the U.S. real estate market and how Russia’s activity in the Ukraine could impact U.S. investing.

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School's Out: A Mid-Year Financial Report Card & A Look at Consumer Education Debtpodcast symbol
June, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

Listen to this month’s podcast as Ron and Mark discuss the impact of education debt on the economy, possible changes to funding, and their overall thoughts on how the economy is doing as we approach the mid-year point.

A Look Inside “Sell in May and Go Away” and Other Top Investor Clichéspodcast symbol
May, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

There are a number of investment adages or clichés. Since “Sell in May and Go Away” is upon us, we thought why not take a look at the statements and see if there is any truth to them. In this month’s podcast you’ll hear the most common clichés and if we think they hold any credence. 

*Source: World Data Bank, Country GDP Data from World Data Bank Copyright May 2014.
The general account portfolio assets are $186 Billion as of the Investment Report delivered April 30, 2014.