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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 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.
April 10, 2017
Stocks barely move during a week when the U.S. missile strike on Syria seizes the front-page headlines. Read More.
April 3, 2017
Positive economic news helps close out a strong first quarter for the major indexes, with the NASDAQ leading the way, up 10.1%. Read More.
March 27, 2017
The S&P 500 has its worst week since before the election as the failure of the new healthcare bill casts a shadow over President Trump’s ambitious agenda. Read More.
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.
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.