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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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September 26, 2016
The Fed “struggles” to stand pat, but a rate hike before year-end is now expected. Read More.
September 19, 2016
Volatility rules the stock market as the Fed countdown continues. Read More.
September 12, 2016
Fear that central banks will put the brakes on stimulus takes a toll on stocks and bonds. Read More.
September 6, 2016
As summer comes to a close, a so-so jobs report fails to clarify the Fed’s plans for a rate hike. Read More.
August 29, 2016
Yellen is upbeat but offers no timetable, and now attention turns to this Friday’s jobs report. Read More.
August 22, 2016
Once again, the Fed – and its timetable for the first rate hike of 2016 – moves to center stage. 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
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)