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.
Read our most recent economic and market insights below or receive them directly to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletters.
Middle Market Business Index
Middle market executives are somewhat risk averse when it comes to making capital investments. They could be missing an opportunity.
The Real Economy
We explore wages, business cycles and decision timing; also, technology spotlight, Middle Market Trend Watch and a forecasting partnership.
Monthly Market Commentary
An interest rate cut fulfilled market expectations, but a lack of future stimulus measures caused a market sell off at the end of July.
Weekly market commentary
U.S. economic slowdown occurred as tax policy benefits diminished; slumping exports and lower emerging markets investment contributed, too.
At June’s FOMC meeting the Federal Reserve left the target federal funds range unchanged, but signaled possible rate cuts in coming months.
What can investors with a long-term time horizon do to protect their portfolios from the next financial storm?