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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‚Äôs 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

Employment data and earnings reports ease worries of slowdown

Employment data and earnings reports ease worries of slowdown

Strong employment data and earnings reports eased worries about a potential economic slowdown despite the U.S. partial government shutdown.

  • February 11, 2019

Weekly market commentary

Fed ends rate hike campaign

Federal Reserve officials left the federal funds rate unchanged at their January meeting to a range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent.

  • February 04, 2019

2019 market outlook: Growth remains, but on less stable footing

The sideways global economic growth trend is likely to continue, however our expectations are that this occurs on less stable footing.

  • January 21, 2019

Turbulent economic start to 2019

The relatively flat yield curve is consistent with a downshift in the global economic outlook against tightening financial conditions.

  • January 14, 2019


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