Economic and market trends for business leaders
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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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The Real Economy
Monthly Market Commentary
Strong employment data and earnings reports eased worries about a potential economic slowdown despite the U.S. partial government shutdown.
Weekly market commentary
Federal Reserve officials left the federal funds rate unchanged at their January meeting to a range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent.
The sideways global economic growth trend is likely to continue, however our expectations are that this occurs on less stable footing.
The relatively flat yield curve is consistent with a downshift in the global economic outlook against tightening financial conditions.