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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
  • September 17, 2018

    09/17/18 - The major indexes all finish in the black as trade war concerns recede, for now, and the economic news is mostly positive. Read More

  • September 10, 2018

    09/10/18 - Worries about the trade war and tech send stocks down for the week despite good news about manufacturing and jobs. Read More

  • September 04, 2018

    09/04/18 - The major indexes closed out a strong month with a run of record highs as the U.S. and Mexico came to terms on trade and negotiations with Canada were extended. Read More

  • August 27, 2018

    08/27/18 - Trade talks fizzle, legal dramas sizzle – but the strong economy continues to drive the major indexes to new highs and record streaks. Read More

  • August 20, 2018

    08/20/18 - Q2 earnings reports and talk of a trade summit drive the Dow and S&P 500 up for the week, but Tesla helps send the NASDAQ slightly south. Read More

  • 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

  • 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