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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
  • July 16, 2018

    07/16/18 - A potential escalation of the trade war escalation fails to deter investors as stocks are up again and the NASDAQ twice hits a new high. Read More

  • July 09, 2018

    07/09/18 - In a holiday shortened week, equity markets push ahead as economic fundamentals reign over increasing trade concerns. Read More

  • July 02, 2018

    07/02/18 - Stocks weather a rocky week but close out the quarter in the black, led by the surging NASDAQ. Read More

  • June 25, 2018

    06/25/18 - Trade war talk unsettles investors and sends stocks down for the week, with the Dow falling 2%. Read More

  • June 18, 2018

    06/18/18 - A trade war in earnest and the prospect of higher interest rates impact stocks, but two of the three major indexes were still up for the week. Read More

  • June 11, 2018

    06/11/18 - Despite heightened trade tensions, the NASDAQ hits a new high and the Dow settles back above 25,000 points. Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Second Quarter 2018

    Unique But Not Different 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