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 Middle Market Business Index posted a record high of 132.1 in the second quarter, the second consecutive record-high reading.
The Real Economy
For middle market firms the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA represents a major opportunity to take advantage of trade innovations.
Monthly Market Commentary
Global equities gained with international markets outpacing domestic markets. Across styles, growth outperformed value.
Weekly market commentary
Consumer sentiment remains solid with a modest spending increase anticipated due to falling gasoline prices, strong hiring and wage gains.
While the housing market remains healthy, the combination of tightening finance and supply constraints has dampened sales of used homes.
U.S. investment-grade bonds and rate risk provides an example for the need for prudent due diligence and care to manage risk.