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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
      • November 4, 2019

        Stocks are back in record territory with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both hitting new highs on Friday. The Dow finished just 12 points shy of its record after good news from the Fed and the Labor Department. Read More

      • October 28, 2019

        Stocks flirt with record highs as investors get good news on trade and expectations for more Fed action this week. Read More

      • October 21, 2019

        It was a mixed week for stocks as investors weighed Q3 earnings news, the status of the trade war, the Fed’s plans, and the Brexit morass. Read More

      • October 14, 2019

        When the news on trade is good, the markets seem to follow suit. This past week was no exception as word of a preliminary deal between the U.S. and China drove markets higher. Read More

      • October 7, 2019

        Investors muddle through mixed data and send stocks on a rollercoaster ride over the past week. Read More

      • September 30, 2019

        Stocks slip for a second straight week as investors have a new concern alongside the trade war: impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States. Read More

      • Peak Political Uncertainty

        Third Quarter 2019 Read More

      • Market Commentary Second Quarter 2019: Is It Too Late Now to Say Sorry?

        Second Quarter 2019 Read More

      • First Quarter 2019: The Quarter Where Nearly Everything Worked

        The Quarter Where Nearly Everything Worked 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