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 from 2020 with lengthier historical context here, as well as a State of the Economic Recovery as of Fall 2021 here.

Monday Market Update 11-22-2021

11/23/2021

Thank you for sharing! 0 shares Share Tweet Pin LinkedIn Reddit Email Print Mix The stock market had a bit of a seesaw ride last week, moving up and down from day to day as varying economic releases left investors with an uncertain economic outlook. October retail sales were better than expected, but housing starts were worse. Friday, the House of Representatives voted to approve the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better bill, but the news was dwarfed by other headlines, including new pandemic shutdowns in Europe. Get more details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this…

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Monday Market Update 11-15-2021

11/16/2021

The stock market had its first down week in over a month, as inflation concerns became front and center again following the highest CPI increase in over 30 years. We also got an update on the demand side of labor – job openings – for September, and most of the rest of Q3 earnings season. What do they all tell us about the economic outlook from here? Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market had its worst…

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Monday Market Update 11-8-2021

11/11/2021

The stock market hit new all-time highs again last week, as Q3 earnings season continues to demonstrate solid corporate earnings performance, with countless positive earnings surprises. We also got jobs numbers for October, an update from the Fed, and Congress finally passed a bill – the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. What do they all tell us about the economic outlook from here? Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market hit new highs again as Q3 earnings surprises…

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Monday Market Update 11-1-2021

11/03/2021

The stock market hit new all-time highs again last week, as Q3 earnings season continues to demonstrate solid corporate earnings performance. We also got the first estimate for Q3 2021 GDP and September Disposable Income, Consumer Expenditures and the PCE Price Index, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation. What do they tell us about the economic outlook from here? Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market hit new highs again as Q3 earnings surprises – companies reporting…

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Monday Market Update 10-25-2021

10/27/2021

The stock market soared last week, closing at an all-time high on Thursday as Q3 earnings season surpassed most expectations. We also got an update on the housing market, with housing starts and existing home sales – what does it tell us about the health of the housing market and home prices? Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market soared as Q3 earnings surprises – companies reporting earnings ABOVE analysts’ expectations – fueled market gains. On Thursday,…

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Monday Market Update 10-18-2021

10/20/2021

The stock market rallied last week as earnings season kicked off, and a host of economic data was released. We got data on September inflation, August Job Openings, September Retail Sales and more. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market got off to a rough start, following the higher than expected CPI report early in the week, but finished the week strong, including its best daily performance since March 2021 on Thursday, to finish the week up…

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Monday Market Update 10-11-2021

10/12/2021

It was another mixed week in the stock market. Market volatility remains higher as uncertainty looms from both the economic outlook, as well as debates in Congress around the debt ceiling and major spending bills. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week the stock market got off to a rough start, but managed to eke out a gain, up +0.8% for the week, and now up nearly 2% for the month of October following September’s sell-off. Monday, Facebook’s 6+ hour…

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Monday Market Update 10-4-2021

10/04/2021

It was another rough week in the stock market. Market volatility remains higher as uncertainty looms from both the economic outlook, as well as debates in Congress around the debt ceiling and major spending bills. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week was another rough week for the stock market. The market finished the month of September down -4.8%, the worst monthly performance since March 2020, when lockdowns began. For the week ending October 1st, the market was down 2.2%.…

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Monday Market Update 9-27-2021

09/28/2021

The market eked out a gain last week, in spite of the default threat of Evergrande, the FOMC announcement on asset tapering to begin “soon,” potentially weakening housing market data, and all the uncertainty around the nation’s debt ceiling. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week in the Market Last week, after a rough start on Monday following the news of the looming Evergrande default, the market rallied later in the week following the Fed’s announcement that it would begin winding down its accommodative monetary…

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