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 declined to 125.7 in the third quarter from the record-high reading of 132.1 prior.
The Real Economy
Can a divided D.C. enact sweeping tax reform? We take a look at what kind of change to expect and when—or if—to expect it.
Monthly Market Commentary
The Dow Jones continued its streak this quarter marking eight consecutive quarters in positive territory, the longest streak in two decades.
Weekly market commentary
Investors will observe a major week of corporate earnings and first-tier economic releases on inflation, manufacturing, housing and jobs.
Beyond the major corporate earnings releases, several important economic reports will be released, including initial jobless claims.
The week will feature a spate of data affected by the recent number of large hurricanes to hit Texas, Florida and the U.S. Caribbean.