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 eased to a still-robust reading of 134.5 in the second quarter, down slightly from a high of 136.7 three months earlier.
The Real Economy
In this issue, we examine the case for a US/UK free trade agreement, technology investments, and the impact of tariffs on Canadian lumber.
Monthly Market Commentary
The Federal Reserve raised rates in June while the European Central Bank plans to end the bond buying program.
Weekly market commentary
Trade, automation and transport are important labor market areas to watch going forward for middle market businesses.
This week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting is a major economic event that will set in motion a series of monetary policy decisions.
The U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a sizzling pace in May as the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent.