The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Oct 25 – Oct 29, 2021

November 2, 2021

At a glance:

  • Overall markets close October strong with stocks up nearly six percent for the month.
  • Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are now at all-time highs making October an excellent month to be a stock market investor.
  • Housing prices are soaring compared to last year and are up 20 percent since August.
  • Homeowners are feeling good about the value of their home equity and are celebrating with remodeling projects.
  • Bonds continue to struggle this month with increased concern over inflation and interest rates.
  • Meanwhile, we are reading about how Facebook’s Meta mission was laid out in a 50-page document from 2018 declaring ‘The Metaverse is ours to lose,’ Hertz takes a first step to electrify their rental-car fleet with an order of 100,000 Teslas, Apple and Amazon stock dives and wipes out more than $200 billion in value and it’s open season for the market on big oil’s future as Dan Loeb calls for the breakup of Royal Dutch Shell.

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Simeon Wallis

Simeon is the Chief Investment Officer of Aprio Wealth Management and the Director of Aprio Family Office. Simeon brings two decades of professional investing experience in publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as senior-level operating and strategy consulting experiences.