Market Commentary

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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
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • 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
  • February 19, 2018

    02/19/18 - Shrugging off signs of inflation, investors follow a dismal week with a great one, driving stocks back into the black for 2018. Read More

  • February 12, 2018

    02/12/18 - The stock market has its worst week in two years, but Friday’s rebound pulled the Dow and S&P 500 clear of correction territory. Read More

  • February 05, 2018

    02/05/18 - Fear of inflation – and rising interest rates – brings an abrupt end to 2018’s stellar start for stocks. Read More

  • January 29, 2018

    01/29/18 - The shutdown ends, GDP growth remains solid, and stocks surge to new highs yet again . Read More

  • January 22, 2018

    01/22/18 - Stocks continue to roll to records, but the government shuts down on Saturday after the Senate rejects a stopgap spending bill. Read More

  • January 16, 2018

    01/16/18 - 2018’s meteoric start shows no signs of slowing down as the major indexes closed out another week of trading at new highs. Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Fourth Quarter 2017

    This Is (Not Yet) the Summer of 1969 Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Third Quarter 2017

    I’m All Right … Don’t Nobody Worry About Me Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Second Quarter 2017

    "First-Half Love ..." Read More

  • Quarterly Market Commentary First Quarter 2017

    "More Than a Feeling ..." Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Fourth Quarter 2016

    "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Read More