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Economic and market trends for business leaders

Our chief economist and financial advisors highlight what matters most

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As a business owner or executive, you need to understand what is happening in the economy and how it may affect your business growth strategy or succession planning. We help the middle market understand, anticipate and address the challenges of today’s economy through fresh perspectives from our chief economist and other business leaders. Our newest research, The Middle Market Business Index, offers a quarterly view into the trends and concerns important to your fellow middle market business leaders.  

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Middle Market Business Index

RSM US Middle Market Business Index points to increasing risk

RSM US Middle Market Business Index points to increasing risk

The MMBI is a leading indicator for business conditions in the middle market and the real economy.

  • September 12, 2016

The Real Economy

Why the Trans Pacific Partnership matters

Why the Trans Pacific Partnership matters

Read the third global edition of RSM's The Real Economy, our monthly publication that provides economic insights for the middle market.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • November 03, 2016

Monthly Market Commentary

Markets increasingly volatile through October

Markets increasingly volatile through October

Domestic and global markets were increasingly volatile in October with uncertainty related to the U.S. presidential election.

  • November 14, 2016

Weekly market commentary

Key Trump appointments, OECD news and fresh economic data set the tone

Investors will likely observe one of the more important forward-looking weeks for asset pricing this year. Learn more here.

  • November 28, 2016

Financial markets will likely see a quiet week

Look for a quiet week in the markets sensitive to policy announcements and personnel appointments from the incoming U.S. administration.

  • November 21, 2016

Eyes on market sentiment and policy direction after Trump’s upset win

Investors and middle market firm managers eye evolving market sentiment and policy direction following the presidential election.

  • November 14, 2016

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