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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 rebounds strongly in Q4

RSM US Middle Market Business Index rebounds strongly in Q4

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

  • December 13, 2016

The Real Economy

What infrastructure investment means for the middle market

What infrastructure investment means for the middle market

It is far past time to repair how we travel, communicate, conduct commerce and provide energy to our communities.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • January 12, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

December closes out mixed quarter for U.S. and international markets

December closes out mixed quarter for U.S. and international markets

Returns for the quarter were largely driven by the U.S. presidential election results as markets continued to digest policy implications.

  • January 16, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Housing, industrial, consumer data this week, along with inauguration

Markets will be defined by a heavy slate of corporate earnings amidst a light economic calendar and a holiday-shortened trading week.

  • January 16, 2017

Investors await rate decision and fiscal policy direction

Investor focus will be placed on the Federal Reserve rate decision, its forward-looking forecast and Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference.

  • December 12, 2016

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

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