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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 Hits Another New High

RSM US Middle Market Business Index Hits Another New High

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a record high of 132.1 in the second quarter, the second consecutive record-high reading.

  • June 20, 2017

The Real Economy

Why modernizing NAFTA is crucial for the middle market

Why modernizing NAFTA is crucial for the middle market

For middle market firms the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA represents a major opportunity to take advantage of trade innovations.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • June 08, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

Global equities gained with international markets outpacing domestic

Global equities gained with international markets outpacing domestic

Global equities gained with international markets outpacing domestic markets. Across styles, growth outperformed value.

  • June 12, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Consumer sentiment remains solid heading into the second half of 2017

Consumer sentiment remains solid with a modest spending increase anticipated due to falling gasoline prices, strong hiring and wage gains.

  • June 26, 2017

Housing market reacts to tightening finance and supply constraints

While the housing market remains healthy, the combination of tightening finance and supply constraints has dampened sales of used homes.

  • June 19, 2017

Passive investing is not a passive exercise

U.S. investment-grade bonds and rate risk provides an example for the need for prudent due diligence and care to manage risk.

  • June 07, 2017

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