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
Middle market executives are somewhat risk averse when it comes to making capital investments. They could be missing an opportunity.
The Real Economy
RSM projects holiday spending to be robust in 2018, well above 2017’s final numbers. However, the main catalyst may be somewhat surprising.
Monthly Market Commentary
The Federal Reserve increased target interest rates in September. This resulted in a near parallel shift across the yield curve.
Weekly market commentary
Given anxiety surrounding the markets’ recent pullback, how should investors respond? It’s all about perspective and your long-term plan.
In August, 201,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent, marking 95 months of consecutive job growth.
Sustained job creation, robust retail sales and improving productivity indicate the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders.