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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 31, 2016
Investors come to terms with the Fed’s rate hike and send the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to their best weeks since March and February, respectively. Read More.
May 23, 2016
The Fed indicates it may act sooner than expected, and investors aren’t quite sure what to make of the news. Read More.
May 16, 2016
An upbeat report on retail sales isn’t enough to keep stocks up for the week, and the S&P 500 is now on the brink of being back in the red for 2016. Read More.
May 9, 2016
A mixed job report offers some solace to investors, but stocks still drift downward for the third week straight. Read More.
May 2, 2016
Disappointing first-quarter news from Apple more than offsets the rebound in the price of oil, sending three major indexes down for the week. Read More.
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.
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)