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Economic and market trends for business leaders

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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 declines

RSM US Middle Market Business Index declines

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index declined to 125.7 in the third quarter from the record-high reading of 132.1 prior.

  • September 19, 2017

The Real Economy

Trump administration, Congress publish framework for tax reform

Trump administration, Congress publish framework for tax reform

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.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • October 05, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

Dow marks eight consecutive quarters in positive territory

Dow marks eight consecutive quarters in positive territory

The Dow Jones continued its streak this quarter marking eight consecutive quarters in positive territory, the longest streak in two decades.

  • October 09, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Fresh economic data on manufacturing, housing and jobless claims

Investors will observe a major week of corporate earnings and first-tier economic releases on inflation, manufacturing, housing and jobs.

  • October 16, 2017

Corporate earnings to set tone for week ahead

Beyond the major corporate earnings releases, several important economic reports will be released, including initial jobless claims.

  • October 09, 2017

Expect data on manufacturing, labor, vehicle sales and consumer credit

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.

  • October 02, 2017

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