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
A tight labor market should compel middle market companies to find new and innovative ways to attract and retain talent.
The Real Economy
In this issue, we examine the auto industry’s challenges, middle market business sentiment, media sector retransmission fees and tariffs.
Monthly Market Commentary
Trade rhetoric and Brexit concerns continued to be front of mind for investors amid underwhelming economic data.
Weekly market commentary
Recent investor headlines have focused heavily on the inversion of the U.S. yield curve. What’s the real story for investors?
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.