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RSM US Middle Market Business Index - Sentiment Remains Strong

Thursday, September 27, 2018  
Posted by: Susan Barber

RSM has just released its quarterly Middle Market Business Index. Results show that middle market business sentiment remained strong in the third quarter of 2018, signaling a period of sustained economic growth heading into year end.


Among the key takeaways from this quarter’s report:

  • The MMBI index was nearly unchanged at 134.4.
  • Strong net earnings, revenue, employment and pricing reported by middle market executives bolstered near-term outlook.
  • The data suggest, however, that policymakers at the Federal Reserve should proceed cautiously on interest rate hikes.

To read the full report, please click here: RSM US Middle Market Business Index