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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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August 21, 2017
Controversy in Washington and terror in Barcelona combine with weak earnings news to pull stocks down for the second week in a row. Read More.
August 14, 2017
Stocks slip, but don’t slide, after a war of words with North Korea. Read More.
August 7, 2017
Earnings and jobs help drive the Dow to a record for five days straight as it surpasses the 22,000-point mark. Read More.
July 31, 2017
Healthcare reform falls short, but the major indexes once again notch new highs thanks to strong earnings news. Read More.
July 24, 2017
Solid earnings + cautious central bankers = bullish investors and new record highs for stocks. Read More.
July 17, 2017
Yellen speaks, bond yields sink – and the S&P 500 and the Dow close the week at new highs. Read More.
Second Quarter 2017
"Which Asset Class Will Justify Investors’ First-Half Love?" Few forecasters predicted that the first six months of 2017 would witness sharply rising global equity markets alongside falling long-term interest rates … 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.