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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
  • March 18, 2019

    In a week of somber news, the major indexes quietly advance, with the S&P 500 hitting a milestone. Read More

  • March 11, 2019

     Data released over the past week may have given the Fed more ammunition to go slow on future interest rate hikes. Read More

  • March 4, 2019

    Both the Dow and S&P 500 were up more than 11 percent in January and February, their strongest starts since 1987 and 1991, respectively. We break down some of the recent events that have helped the markets continue their run. Read More

  • February 25, 2019

    One more time! – the Dow and the Nasdaq extend their winning streak to nine weeks as the prospect of a trade deal between the U.S. and China seems within reach. Read More

  • February 18, 2019

    Stocks continue their recent roll after Congress averts another shutdown and China and the U.S. make progress in their trade talks. Read More

  • February 11, 2019

    Despite concerns about a slowdown in Britain and the Eurozone, not to mention the trade deal with China, the Dow rallies on Friday to finish up for the seventh week straight. Read More

  • Quarterly Commentary Fourth Quarter 2018

    The Year When Nothing Worked 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