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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 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
  • November 12, 2018

    11/12/18 - With the midterms finally behind them, investors drive the Dow to its best week since March, but US crude falls into a bear market. Read More

  • November 05, 2018

    11/05/18 - Investors are happy to put a dreadful October in the rear view as November kicks off with a stock market rebound and a “tremendous” jobs report. Read More

  • October 29, 2018

    10/29/18 - A volatile week ends with the Dow and S&P 500 both down for the year and the Nasdaq in correction territory, off more than 10% from its recent high. Read More

  • October 22, 2018

    10/22/18 - Stocks endure a wild week as investors have a lot to mull over, including interest rates, earnings, and, oh yes, the trade war with China. Read More

  • October 15, 2018

    10/15/18 - Stocks post their worst week since March thanks to a two-day plunge triggered by worries about rising interest rates and the trade war with China. Read More

  • October 08, 2018

    10/8/18 - The Dow hits new highs on upbeat economic news before rising bond yields, and the prospect of higher interest rates, put the party on hold. Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Third Quarter 2018

    Goldilocks and the Three Fears 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