Economic and market trends for business leaders
Our chief economist and financial advisors highlight what matters most
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
The RSM US MMBI is a leading indicator for business conditions in the middle market and the real economy.
The Real Economy
It is far past time to repair how we travel, communicate, conduct commerce and provide energy to our communities.
Monthly Market Commentary
Returns for the quarter were largely driven by the U.S. presidential election results as markets continued to digest policy implications.
Weekly market commentary
Markets will be defined by a heavy slate of corporate earnings amidst a light economic calendar and a holiday-shortened trading week.
Investor focus will be placed on the Federal Reserve rate decision, its forward-looking forecast and Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference.
Investors will likely observe one of the more important forward-looking weeks for asset pricing this year. Learn more here.