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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
  • September 25, 2017

    09/25/17 - The Fed’s upbeat assessment of the economy, and rising bank stocks, help carry the S&P 500 and the Dow into the black once again. Read More

  • September 18, 2017

    09/18/17 - The major indexes hit new highs – and more than once – as confident investors look past the hurricanes, North Korea’s provocations, and subpar economic reports on retail sales and industrial production. Read More

  • September 11, 2017

    09/11/17 - Hurricanes, North Korea, and a weaker dollar combine to end the market’s two-week winning streak. Read More

  • September 05, 2017

    09/05/17 - Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc in Houston but stocks rise again as quarterly GDP hits a two-year high. Read More

  • August 28, 2017

    08/28/17 - In a week bracketed by an eclipse and a hurricane, the major indexes all rise to end their recent losing streaks. Read More

  • August 21, 2017

    08/21/17 - 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

  • 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

  • Quarterly Commentary Third Quarter 2016

    “To Every Season … Turn, Turn, Turn” Read More