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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‚Äôs 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 Hits Another New High

RSM US Middle Market Business Index Hits Another New High

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a record high of 132.1 in the second quarter, the second consecutive record-high reading.

  • June 20, 2017

The Real Economy

Budget battle looms as summer winds down

Budget battle looms as summer winds down

If Congress doesn't agree to lift the debt ceiling, it may create the conditions for a renewed financial crisis.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • August 10, 2017

Monthly Market Commentary

July experiences gains in fixed income markets

July experiences gains in fixed income markets

Fixed income markets made gains during the month of July with high yield outpacing investment grade bonds domestically.

  • August 14, 2017

Weekly market commentary

Week ahead: Market melt up likely to continue

Following another strong U.S. jobs report, equity markets will likely continue to melt up this week on the back of a solid economy.

  • August 07, 2017

Slight increases expected in personal income and spending

Investors will get fresh information on the housing sector, income, spending, manufacturing conditions and the pace of hiring and firing.

  • July 31, 2017

This week: Economic releases, corporate earnings and GDP estimate

Look for top-tier economic releases, a heavy slate of corporate earnings and the Federal Open Market Committee rate decision this week.

  • July 24, 2017


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