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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
  • August 13, 2018

    08/13/18 - Turmoil in Turkey hits stocks at home and abroad and ends winning streaks for the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ. Read More

  • August 06, 2018

    08/06/18 - Earnings and jobs help drive the S&P 500 up for the fifth week straight – and Apple hits the trillion-dollar mark. Read More

  • July 30, 2018

    07/30/18 - Stocks have a mixed week on mixed news, as GDP hits 4.1% and a trade war truce is declared, but Facebook and Twitter tumble. Read More

  • July 23, 2018

    07/23/18 - With a brewing trade war, Q2 earnings, and the autonomy of the Fed, investors had a lot to think about last week, but the major indexes ended pretty much where they started. Read More

  • 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

  • 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