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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. Brian has shared his highly valued research results via presentations, workshops, and seminars in numerous countries to hundreds of thousands of business owners and executives for the last 38 years.
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3 Things to Consider as You Navigate Toward and Through 2022
By Brian Beaulieu on August 16, 2021

2022 is not going to be a replay of 2021. Trends are shifting. Business leaders need to be aware of those shifts so they can properly interpret them and plan for them. Otherwise,...

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4 Takeaways Regarding Our National Debt
By Brian Beaulieu on July 22, 2021

A change to the trend in our national debt, which would reduce the probable severity of the Great Depression in the 2030s, is unlikely.

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Inflation: A Powerful Force That Works Upon Business and Wealth Lies in Wait
By Brian Beaulieu on June 16, 2021

3 Takeaways Regarding Contending With This Force in Your life The US Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed 5.0% inflation in May, as measured by the Index change from one year ago. One year...

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The Inflation Boogie Man, Interest Rates, and Profit Pain: 3 Takeaways
By Brian Beaulieu on May 20, 2021

There is quite a bit of discussion regarding the threat of inflation and its attendant impact on interest rates. The CPI Less Food and Energy (so-called Core Inflation) is a close proxy...

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Surging Sales: Boosting Team Confidence and Morale With 3 Easy Charts
By Brian Beaulieu on April 22, 2021

Rising Retail Sales are not a guarantee of a growing economy (because there are no guarantees in economics), but they come pretty darn close.

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Three Inputs to the Changing M&A Market Trend
By Brian Beaulieu on March 29, 2021

We use US Total Industrial Production as one of our “benchmarks” for the overall economy. GDP is another one. We provide forecasts for these benchmarks in multiple ITR onDemand formats...

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