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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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April 25, 2016
Higher oil prices and some better-than-expected first quarter earnings push the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 18,000 for the first time since last July. Read More.
April 18, 2016
Earnings season begins and stocks rebound, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average making a run for 18,000. Read More.
April 11, 2016
Despite a surge in oil prices, stocks stumble as investors look ahead to weak first-quarter earnings — and the IRS. Read More.
April 4, 2016
Stocks close the quarter with positive news about jobs, manufacturing and the Fed’s plans to proceed with caution. Read More.
March 28, 2016
Stocks slide in a short week, hampered by bloated oil inventories, the prospect of a new Fed timetable – and the tragedy in Brussels. Read More.
March 21, 2016
Powered by the Fed, the Dow and S&P 500 erase their year-opening dive and move back into positive territory for 2016. Read More.
First Quarter 2016
"In Like a Lion ... Out Like a Lamb" This usual descriptor for the winter-to-spring transition that takes place in March succinctly describes the United States equity market during the first quarter of 2016 … Read More
Fourth Quarter 2015
The title When Doves Cry might mean something different to you depending on if you are a music fan or a financial market fan. We believe its writer, Prince, symbolizes the current market environment … Read More
Third Quarter 2015
“A 1979 action movie appropriately named The China Syndrome brought to the big screen the sheer terror of an accident at a nuclear power plant … Read More (PDF)
Second Quarter 2015
"The Boys in the Boat" Older travelers like myself may remember the days when Lockheed was in the commercial aircraft business and manufactured a wide-body aircraft known as the TriStar L-1011 … Read More (PDF)