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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 Strategist 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
  • May 21, 2018

    05/21/18 - All three major indexes slumped last week as trade talks with China meandered, an anti-EU coalition took shape in Italy, and the yield on the 10-year Treasury hit a 7-year high. Read More

  • May 14, 2018

    05/14/2018 - Sanctions on Iran return, inflation shows signs of moderating, and drug companies breathe a sigh of relief, sending the Dow and S&P 500 to their best weeks since March. Read More

  • May 07, 2018

    05/07/18 - Stocks more or less break even as the jobless rate falls to 3.9%, Apple soars, and trade talks with China fizzle. Read More

  • April 30, 2018

    04/30/2018 - The major indexes were little changed for the week as investors digested earnings news and the fact that the ten-year Treasury closed above 3% for the first time since 2013. Read More

  • April 23, 2018

    04/23/18 - In a quiet week for stocks – by recent standards, anyway – the major indexes post modest gains, mostly driven by earnings news. Read More

  • April 16, 2018

    04/16/18 - Volatility reigns, but this time the indexes finish squarely in the black with an assist from an unlikely source: China's Xi Jinping. Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary First Quarter 2018

    Singles and Doubles, Not Home Runs 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