Every Monday, for the last year or more, I've been providing my Instagram followers and Family Finance Moms group members with a detailed, weekly market update. It covers market performance, key economic indicators, both leading and lagging, as well as financial news highlights from the week before and what to anticipate in the week ahead.

Going forward, I will now publish all the same market update content here on the blog. This is for ease of readability and more permanent accessibility given your feedback. You can also find more in-depth Economic Recovery Tracking post, updated monthly with lengthier historical context here.

Monday Market Update 5-24-2021

05/25/2021

Thank you for sharing! 0 shares Share Tweet Pin LinkedIn Reddit Email Print Mix The market was a bit mixed last week. Inflation and rising interest rates continued to pressure the market early in the week, while improving jobless claims numbers led to some market recovery on Thursday. We also got the Fed’s minutes from their April meeting, some insights into negotiations on the American Jobs Plan, aka Biden’s infrastructure plan, and Bitcoin continued to tumble. For more, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the market weekly update every week on…

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This Week in the Market 5-17-2021

05/17/2021

Earnings season just about wrapped up last week… but the biggest market impact of the week came from the CPI report. Despite everyone predicting it was coming, now that we actually see inflation in the reported data, the market didn’t like it too much. We also saw flat retail sales number for April too. To see it all broken down, and the impact this week in the market, read on… For more, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the market weekly update every week on Finance Explained, my new podcast, along…

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Weekly Market Review 5-10-2021

05/10/2021

Earnings season continued last week… but the two biggest market impacts of the week came from unexpected sources. First, a big negative surprise from the April Employment numbers drove markets…up? And crypto fans eagerly awaited Elon Musk’s host appearance on SNL and were likely not happy with what he had to say. It’s all outlined in this week’s weekly market review. For more, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the market weekly update every week on Finance Explained, my new podcast, along with a deep dive on a topic relevant to…

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Weekly Market Summary 5-3-2021

05/03/2021

Last week saw the peak of earnings season, a plethora of economic data releases, a speech by the President to a joint session of Congress with more spending plans… all leading to a second consecutive flat week for the market. So what are we hearing from executives this earnings season, what is the economic data telling us, and what is the outlook for the President’s policy proposals that have the market lulled into a standstill? It’s all outlined in this week’s weekly market summary. For more, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also…

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Market Weekly Update 4-26-2021

04/26/2021

It’s been a busy April for the markets and economy… Earnings season continues, with more companies beating earnings by more than ever before. The housing market continues to roar full speed ahead. And the only thing that caused the market to pump the breaks last week? The threat of higher taxes from President Biden’s latest policy proposals. For more market weekly updates, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the market weekly update every week on Finance Explained, my new podcast, along with a deep dive on a topic relevant to the…

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This Week’s Stock Market News 4-19-2021

04/19/2021

Welcome to earnings season… if the first two weeks of April were relatively quiet, last week was anything but as Q1 2021 earnings season got underway with more than 100 companies reporting results. Mostly solid earnings reports, as well as a little more softening of interest rates led a widespread, market rally. On the not so good news front? CPI numbers for March are in… and inflation is up, as predicted. For more finance news, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the finance news of the week every week on Finance…

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Finance News of the Week 4-12-2021

04/12/2021

It was a relatively quiet week in the markets… and for market performance these days, no news is good news, as the market posted a 2.7% gain for the week, as bond yields fell slightly. This also softened mortgage rates. On the not so good news front? New jobless claims were up again, and virus cases are on the rise again too. For more finance news, you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here. You can now also get the finance news of the week every week on Finance Explained, my new podcast, along with a deep dive…

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Finance News this Week 4-5-2021

04/05/2021

It was a short week for the markets, with the stock market closed for Good Friday and the bond market closing early Friday at noon… but that didn’t stop there from being plenty of activity and finance news this week. The biggest news? President Biden unveiled the first part of his Build Back Better campaign promise – the American Jobs Plan, a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to be funded with debt and raising corporate taxes. Read on to learn how this impacted both the stock and bond market last week. Also, last week we got the Employment Report for March…

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Monday Market Commentary 3-29-2021

03/29/2021

The S&P 500 continued to have mixed performance last week, mostly coinciding with the direction of long-term interest rates. The market eventually finished the week up +1.6%, as long-term Treasury yields fell slightly, after closing at their highest yields in a year the week prior. This week, we also got insights on the housing market, with Existing Home Sales from the National Association of Realtors and New Home Sales from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as more insights into consumer spending and inflation with the release of the Disposable Income and Personal Consumption Expenditures from the…

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