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
In the first quarter of 2018, the RSM US MMBI registered an all-time high of 136.7, helped by strong economic fundamentals.
The Real Economy
Concern that market volatility signals an end to the current business cycle may be overblown. Joe Brusuelas, RSM chief economist, explores.
Monthly Market Commentary
March headlines centered around trade policy. Large capitalization companies were negatively impacted; smaller companies performed well.
Weekly market commentary
Trade frictions between the U.S. and China could spill over into a full blown trade war. Economic distortions will be closely watched.
The labor market has been a volatile one, growing at a pace of 211,100 over the past six months, a rate that is likely unsustainable.
The United States labor market continues to be on a roll; however, it’s likely we’ll see a more modest pace of growth.