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 MMBI is a leading indicator for business conditions in the middle market and the real economy.
The Real Economy
Some middle market firms likely to face significantly higher wage premiums to hire new workers.
Monthly Market Commentary
Policy expectations, shifting interest rates and foreign exchange movements will all be important factors going forward.
Weekly market commentary
Investors should differentiate noise from signal in the jobless claims numbers due to the traditional holiday-induced distortions.
The Federal Reserve points toward an upgrade on growth and employment in line with the recent Federal Open Market Committee statement.
What are the implications for your investment strategy? Prudent financial planning requires focusing on the things you can control.