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
The RSM US Middle Market Business Index posted a new high of 132.2 in the fourth quarter as the economy gains momentum heading into 2018.
The Real Economy
Growth in the global economy, sweeping tax reform and important issues for financial institutions. See what is in store for 2018.
Monthly Market Commentary
December marked the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn about other economic highlights in this month’s commentary.
Weekly market commentary
Job gains will continue to put considerable downward pressure on the U.S. unemployment rate in the near term and in 2018.
Economic projections for 2018 include modest revisions to the growth forecast and unemployment rates. Learn more.
Economic growth continues to increase, driven by consumer spending and improvement in outlays on capital expenditures.