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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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What's Up With Housing?
By Brian Beaulieu on September 16, 2022

Actual results through July were on track with the forecast, but our analysis suggested the housing market was going to trend weaker than we had previously expected. The forecast was...

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Understanding the Timeline: 2022–2030s
By Brian Beaulieu on August 17, 2022

The US economy is on track to grow in the third quarter of the year. However, the growth is uneven. The industries and companies that excelled because of the stimulus and/or social...

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GDP Is in Recession
By Brian Beaulieu on August 4, 2022

It is official. GDP (adjusted for inflation) met the definition of a recession when it declined for a second consecutive quarter based on the 2Q22 advanced release. What this means is now...

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Has the Federal Reserve Gone Too Far?
By Brian Beaulieu on August 3, 2022

The Fed raised the fed funds rate by 75 basis points (bps) on July 27. The Fed had said they were going to do it. We were hoping they would change their collective mind based on several...

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9.1% Is Not the Most Important Number
By Brian Beaulieu on July 21, 2022

The June CPI result reflected a 9.1% year-over-year rate of inflation. The number immediately garnered a lot of attention and understandably so. It was the highest rate experienced in the...

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The Downside and the Upside of a Return to Normal
By Brian Beaulieu on July 14, 2022

Consumers benefited from mounds of cash pushed their way by government stimulation during the pandemic. The financial windfall fueled an incredible surge in Retail Sales and contributed to...

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