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.

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Economic Thanksgiving: What Can Investors Be Thankful For?
November, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

Record highs of the S&P 500, Black Friday, gas prices and improving unemployment are just a few things that top our list. Listen to this month’s podcast to hear Ron’s and Mark’s perspective on what else investors may be thankful for.

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What’s Fueling Recent Market Turbulence?podcast symbol
October, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

The S&P 500 and the DOW are both down from their record highs in September. Throughout the summer, the markets indicated that something extraordinary had to happen in order for them to really move, so what happened? Listen to this month’s podcast as Ron and Mark share their thoughts on what’s causing the turbulence and how poised the U.S. is to weather the storm.

The Driving Factors That Could Make the Markets Movepodcast symbol
September, 2014: Download audio | Listen in iTunes

We discussed last month consumer sentiment and an “immunization factor,” meaning that current consumer, government, and foreign activities aren’t enough anymore to make the markets move. So what will? This month, Ron and Mark share their thoughts on what they feel will create movement in the markets.

*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.