The Real Economy: Volume 50
Are economic headwinds growing?
THE REAL ECONOMY |
A confluence of factors is conspiring to lay the groundwork for conditions increasingly threatening an end to the current business cycle. In this issue of The Real Economy, we present a number of easy-to-use metrics and data visualizations for middle market businesses to formulate judgments related to economic outlook risks. These include an array of financial, consumer and labor market indicators that, in some cases, can warn of a possible economic downturn.
In addition, we examine how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is spilling into the United States, and we provide the latest on our new real gross domestic product index. Download the full report.
IN THIS ISSUE
Are indicators like the flattening yield curve, corporate debt, labor and consumer trends signaling an economic slowdown?
Many U.S. companies have taken a wait and see attitude toward the GDPR, but recent enforcement actions confirm the urgency for compliance.
RSM’s monthly measure of gross domestic product indicates that GDP growth has been decelerating since November 2018.