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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

Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat

Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat

The age of big data translates to even bigger risk for businesses of all sizes, but middle market companies are particularly vulnerable.

  • May 14, 2018

The Real Economy

The Real Economy: Volume 54

The Real Economy: Volume 54

We explore trade policy impact, agriculture sector risks, agritech’s benefits and how health care systems are using education acquisitions.

Monthly Market Commentary

Investors consider heightened trade rhetoric in May

Investors consider heightened trade rhetoric in May

Domestic equities fell as United States and China trade rhetoric heightened and investors weighed unexpected U.S. tariffs on Mexico.

  • June 10, 2019

Weekly market commentary

As markets tremble, what can investors do to protect their portfolios?

What can investors with a long-term time horizon do to protect their portfolios from the next financial storm?

  • May 27, 2019

Rising market volatility on the heels of U.S.-China trade tensions

Market volatility has spiked amid U.S.-China trade relations. Could we see some weakness in U.S. supply chains that rely on Chinese imports?

  • May 20, 2019

Economic indicators and markets send mixed signals

Recent economic indicators and market activity are sending mixed signals. How should investors reconcile this information?

  • May 13, 2019


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