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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
  • 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

  • October 01, 2018

    10/01/18 - The Fed raises its rate, the trade war continues, and stocks close out a sterling third quarter within range of record highs. Read More

  • September 24, 2018

    09/24/18 - Investors seemingly shrug off the escalating trade war between China and the US, sending the Dow and S&P 500 to new highs. Read More

  • 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

  • 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