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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 remains robust

RSM US Middle Market Business Index remains robust

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.

  • June 19, 2018

The Real Economy

The Real Economy: Volume 44

The Real Economy: Volume 44

The United States is moving closer to a three-front trade war. We discuss the growing risk to key industries and the middle market economy.

  • August 02, 2018

Monthly Market Commentary

U.S. economy posts gains during second quarter

U.S. economy posts gains during second quarter

The U.S. economy gained 4.1 percent during the second quarter according to the first estimate of the gross domestic product.

  • August 13, 2018

Weekly market commentary

Capital markets outlook and long-term themes: Midyear update

As we round the corner into the second half of 2018, we’ve provided a mid-year update and insights into capital markets themes and outlook.

  • August 13, 2018

July employment report: Demand for workers remains strong

A major narrative to emerge from the July employment report will likely be the solid, if not spectacular, growth in average hourly earnings.

  • July 30, 2018

U.S. labor market: Few fireworks in robust June jobs report

Trade, automation and transport are important labor market areas to watch going forward for middle market businesses.

  • July 09, 2018


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