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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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March 20, 2017
To no one’s surprise, the Fed pulls the trigger as Yellen expresses confidence in the “robustness” and “resilience” of the American economy. Read More.
March 13, 2017
The new health care plan and the tumbling price of oil impact stocks while a strong jobs report all but assures a Fed rate hike this week. Read More.
March 6, 2017
Buoyed by President Trump’s first congressional address, stocks soar and the Dow roars past the 21,000-point mark. Read More.
February 27, 2017
Stocks show no sign of slowing down, but some investors began to hedge their bets by shifting into Treasurys, driving the yield on the 10-year to its lowest level since November. Read More.
February 20, 2017
Investors tune out the political static and the “Trump rally” picks up speed, fueled by positive economic news. Read More.
February 13, 2017
The prospect of tax cuts and strong Q4 earnings drive the major indexes to new highs for two days straight. 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.
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.