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 provides never-before-seen view into the future of the real economy.
The Real Economy
Holiday retail sales will likely show a solid 3.4 percent overall gain this year
Monthly Market Commentary
Commodity and real estate sectors see mixed returns through the quarter as focus continues on global central bank policy and interest rates.
Weekly market commentary
Focus will be on corporate earnings releases, the presidential election and direction of growth in the domestic economy.
The week ahead in global financial markets will see a rash of first-tier data published from the major developed economies.
Forward-looking investors will be interpreting a spate of Federal Reserve rhetoric as well as data on inflation, labor and retail sales.