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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

Corporate social responsibility and the middle market

Corporate social responsibility and the middle market

Report explores corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion in the middle market and the value of formalized planning.

  • December 06, 2018

Monthly Market Commentary

Fed notes near-neutral interest rates

Fed notes near-neutral interest rates

Strong economic data and comments from the Federal Reserve perceived as dovish drove Treasury rates lower in November.

  • December 10, 2018

Weekly market commentary

Assessing recent market declines

Investors are increasingly concerned that the U.S.-China trade impasse could escalate into a broader trade war and affect global growth.

  • December 10, 2018

The U.S. equity freight train: Can anything derail it?

At the close of Q3 2018, the S&P 500 index continued to show dominance over international equity peers. Will this trend continue?

  • October 22, 2018

Dow Jones Industrial average drops 1,300 points last week

Given anxiety surrounding the markets’ recent pullback, how should investors respond? It’s all about perspective and your long-term plan.

  • October 15, 2018


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