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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

Middle market faces tight labor market

Middle market faces tight labor market

Some middle market firms likely to face significantly higher wage premiums to hire new workers.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • February 10, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

Investors weigh shifting policy, interest rates and foreign exchange

Investors weigh shifting policy, interest rates and foreign exchange

Policy expectations, shifting interest rates and foreign exchange movements will all be important factors going forward.

  • February 13, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Differentiate noise from signal when it comes to jobless claims

Investors should differentiate noise from signal in the jobless claims numbers due to the traditional holiday-induced distortions.

  • February 20, 2017

Fed forecast likely to point to sustained gains

The Federal Reserve points toward an upgrade on growth and employment in line with the recent Federal Open Market Committee statement.

  • February 13, 2017
Investing in uncertain times

Investing in uncertain times

What are the implications for your investment strategy? Prudent financial planning requires focusing on the things you can control.

  • February 06, 2017

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