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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’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 Rebounds to New High

RSM US Middle Market Business Index Rebounds to New High

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a new high of 132.2 in the fourth quarter as the economy gains momentum heading into 2018.

  • December 19, 2017

The Real Economy

The Real Economy: Volume 37

The Real Economy: Volume 37

Growth in the global economy, sweeping tax reform and important issues for financial institutions. See what is in store for 2018.

  • Joe Brusuelas
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  • January 12, 2018

Monthly Market Commentary

Tax reform and other economic highlights close out 2017

Tax reform and other economic highlights close out 2017

December marked the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn about other economic highlights in this month’s commentary.

  • January 08, 2018

Weekly market commentary

Labor market continues to post solid gains

Job gains will continue to put considerable downward pressure on the U.S. unemployment rate in the near term and in 2018.

  • January 08, 2018

December Fed meeting and anticipated economic projections for 2018

Economic projections for 2018 include modest revisions to the growth forecast and unemployment rates. Learn more.

  • December 11, 2017

Economy showing signs of acceleration

Economic growth continues to increase, driven by consumer spending and improvement in outlays on capital expenditures.

  • December 04, 2017


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