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
  • December 11, 2017

    12/11/17 - A strong jobs report brings and end to a choppy week for stocks, driving the S&P 500 and the Dow to new highs. Read More

  • December 04, 2017

    12/04/17 - The Dow cruises past the 24,000-point mark, the S&P makes it 13 months straight in the black, and the Senate passes the tax cut plan . Read More

  • November 27, 2017

    11/27/17 - Investors take time off for turkey, but still push the major indexes to new highs last week. Read More

  • November 20, 2017

    11/20/17 - Stocks slow slightly but remain near record highs, and the House passes the tax cut bill, setting up a showdown in the Senate after the Thanksgiving recess. Read More

  • November 13, 2017

    11/13/17 - A possible delay on corporate tax cuts helps bring an end to the stock market’s torrid two-month run. Read More

  • November 06, 2017

    11/6/17 - The tax plan is unveiled, a new leader for the Fed is introduced, the iPhone X makes a splash – and the major indexes again rise to record highs. 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