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
We explore the 2020 economic outlook, industrial production, thriving through a slowdown, and measuring responsible business practices.
Monthly Market Commentary
United States equities reached new highs in November and continued to gain on a mix of supportive monetary policy.
Weekly market commentary
It is important for investors to focus on long-term strategic asset allocation in the face of short-term economic headwinds.
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.