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
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a record high of 132.1 in the second quarter, the second consecutive record-high reading.
The Real Economy
If Congress doesn't agree to lift the debt ceiling, it may create the conditions for a renewed financial crisis.
Monthly Market Commentary
Fixed income markets made gains during the month of July with high yield outpacing investment grade bonds domestically.
Weekly market commentary
Following another strong U.S. jobs report, equity markets will likely continue to melt up this week on the back of a solid economy.
Investors will get fresh information on the housing sector, income, spending, manufacturing conditions and the pace of hiring and firing.
Look for top-tier economic releases, a heavy slate of corporate earnings and the Federal Open Market Committee rate decision this week.