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
A tight labor market should compel middle market companies to find new and innovative ways to attract and retain talent.
The Real Economy
We explore 2020’s economic outlook, USMCA opportunities, female workforce majority, farm lenders as advisers and retail digital trends.
Monthly Market Commentary
U.S. equities were flat as concerns grew about the impact of the coronavirus on global economies, which increased volatility last month.
Weekly market commentary
Risk assets were off to a strong start in 2020, but that abruptly reversed the last week of January. Read more.
Investors are now asking what, if anything, will derail markets from moving higher. Will a reversal in 2020 mean we’re back to the races?
It is important for investors to focus on long-term strategic asset allocation in the face of short-term economic headwinds.