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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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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.
February 6, 2017
Led by financial stocks, the major indexes rally on Friday as Trump signals his intention to review industry regulations. Read More.
January 30, 2017
And here's the blurb: As the new administration hits the ground running – and then some – the major indexes set new records and the Dow finally break the 20,000-point barrier. Read More.
January 23, 2017
The stock indexes tread water as Donald Trump enters the White House and investors waits to see what happens next. Read More.
January 17, 2017
As the world waits for the Trump era to begin, retail sales were solid, some big banks outperformed and the Nasdaq notched a new high four times in five days. 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.