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Brian Beaulieu

Brian Beaulieu has served as CEO and Chief Economist of ITR Economics™ since 1987, where he researches the use of business cycle analysis and economic forecasting as tools for improving profitability.
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US Consumers Posting Record-High Credit Card Debt Balances
By Brian Beaulieu on February 8, 2024

Credit card debt balances are going to rise further. The credit card delinquency rate is also set to go higher. The two trends may hinder retail sales ascent because of the high interest...

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Why You Need a ‘Financial Bunker’ Heading Into the 2030s
By Brian Beaulieu on January 18, 2024

Why build a Financial Bunker: You want to have as much liquidity as possible come the projected 2036 major cyclical low. What might be a unique factor in the 2030s: Demographics will...

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But What About…?: Answering Questions on the 2030s Depression
By Brian Beaulieu on January 5, 2024

Why Will It Be a Prolonged Decline? Essentially the question revolves around central bank intervention through increased liquidity and lower (and perhaps negative) interest rates, and...

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Interest Rate Decline in 2024
By Brian Beaulieu on December 6, 2023

Latest Inflation Indications The rate of inflation indicated by the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Deflator (PCE Price Deflator) declined to 3.0% with the October data. Excluding...

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3Q23 Real GDP by the Numbers – 3 Takeaways
By Brian Beaulieu on November 2, 2023

While there was good news in the 3Q23 figure, some cracks in the economy’s support are showing. The level of personal consumption expenditures in 3Q23 seems contradictory to news of...

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3Q23 GDP Update
By Brian Beaulieu on October 26, 2023

Real GDP for 3Q23 came in 1.3% above our forecast average. Personal Consumption Expenditures for Household Services fueled much of the growth, followed by consumers buying goods,...

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