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
Middle market businesses are aggressively factoring in sweeping policy changes this year by the Trump administration and Congress.
The Real Economy
OPEC’s powers are waning and efforts to reduce production will be offset by increased production from the U.S. and other countries.
Monthly Market Commentary
Domestic and developed international fixed income saw little changed as investors continued to focus on policy and central bank action.
Weekly market commentary
Political risk will dominate the concerns of global investors this week, along with a variety of economic reports in the U.S. and abroad.
Investors consider geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia amidst another week of corporate earnings and other economic releases.
Forward-looking investors and firm managers will closely focus on the first look at Q1 2017 corporate earnings in the week ahead.