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Weekly Market Commentary
Access a timely summary of market happenings and economic indicators, plus get a glimpse of what's to come in our weekly market commentary. Topics include:
- Stock market performance
- Developments in Washington
- News from abroad
- Gross domestic product
- Consumer spending
Quarterly Market Commentary
Find a timely summary and insightful commentary on economic and financial market trends in our quarterly market commentary. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company Chief Investment Officer Brent Schutte, CFA®, manages to be both enlightening and entertaining in his recaps of economic conditions each quarter. His commentary often discusses:
- What’s happening in domestic markets
- Trends in developed markets
- Developments in emerging markets
- A historical perspective of current global conditions
- A look ahead at short- and long-term trends
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May 22, 2017
Stocks falter on Wednesday as the D.C. drama escalates with the naming of a special prosecutor, but rebound on Thursday and Friday. Read More.
May 15, 2017
Q1 earnings for retailers help end the S&P 500’s weekly winning streak, but the major indexes remain in near-record territory. Read More.
May 8, 2017
Stocks hit new highs in a very busy week when the government avoids a shutdown, the Fed stands pat, the House passes the healthcare bill, and France elects a new president. Read More.
May 1, 2017
Stocks rise on relief about the election in France, strong Q1 earnings, and Trump’s tax reform plan. Read More.
April 24, 2017
Mixed earnings news, falling oil prices, the president’s plans, and the French election add up to a volatile, but winning, week for stocks. Read More.
April 17, 2017
Investors look to Treasurys after retail sales fall and overseas tensions rise. Read More.
First Quarter 2017
"It’s More Than a Feeling..." Intentionally or sub-consciously, many people, including yours truly, have referred to the economy over the past eight years as being in a state of recovery … Read More.
Fourth Quarter 2016
"Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" It is a cliché that financial markets advance by climbing a wall of worry. However, it doesn’t seem like a stretch to say that the stock market scaled a mountain of pessimism in 2016 … Read More.
Third Quarter 2016
“To Every Season … Turn, Turn, Turn” The end of the third quarter marked eight years since Lehman Brothers’ fall helped plunge the global economy into the Great Recession. While there have been fleeting moments … Read More.
Second Quarter 2016
"Uncertainty Rings True" In the aftermath of the Great Recession, uncertainty was an environmental staple. The second quarter of 2016 is no exception … Read More.