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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
  • December 10, 2018

    12/10/18 - A strong start for the stock market turns south after doubts emerge about the trade truce and the U.S. asks Canada to detain a leading Chinese executive. Read More

  • December 03, 2018

    12/03/18 - With a boost from the Fed’s Powell, stocks roar and rebound to close out November in the black – and the U.S. and China agree to a truce in the trade war. Read More

  • November 26, 2018

    11/26/18 - So much for giving thanks: Concerns about oil and a tech selloff drive the indexes down for the week and send the S&P 500 into correction territory. Read More

  • November 19, 2018

    11/19/18 - Despite a Friday rebound, the major indexes fall as investors weigh news on the price of oil, the Brexit, and the trade war with China. Read More

  • 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

  • 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