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 Explained, my new podcast, along with a deep dive on a topic relevant to the week’s headlines.