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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 Jumps to New High

RSM US Middle Market Business Index Jumps to New High

Middle market businesses are aggressively factoring in sweeping policy changes this year by the Trump administration and Congress.

  • March 21, 2017

The Real Economy

OPEC's waning power and the production standoff

OPEC's waning power and the production standoff

OPEC’s powers are waning and efforts to reduce production will be offset by increased production from the U.S. and other countries.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • April 07, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

Investors continue to focus on policy and central bank action

Investors continue to focus on policy and central bank action

Domestic and developed international fixed income saw little changed as investors continued to focus on policy and central bank action.

  • April 10, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Politics, home sales, consumer confidence and GDP analysis

Political risk will dominate the concerns of global investors this week, along with a variety of economic reports in the U.S. and abroad.

  • April 24, 2017

Investors weigh industry, housing and jobs amid geopolitical unrest

Investors consider geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia amidst another week of corporate earnings and other economic releases.

  • April 17, 2017

Corporate earnings could drive market pricing this week

Forward-looking investors and firm managers will closely focus on the first look at Q1 2017 corporate earnings in the week ahead.

  • April 10, 2017

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