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
  • March 19, 2018

    03/19/18 - Despite Friday’s rally, stocks fall for the week as politics take center stage. Read More

  • March 12, 2018

    03/12/18 - The stock market’s rolls on, tariffs come with a welcome caveat, jobs report surpasses expectations. Read More

  • March 05, 2018

    03/05/18 - Investors in an already volatile stock market have a new variable to weigh: a trade war. Read More

  • February 26, 2018

    02/26/18 - Concern about interest rates makes for a rollercoaster ride, but stocks rebound late to finish up for the week. Read More

  • 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

  • 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