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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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Russia and Ukraine: Considering the Economic Impact
By Brian Beaulieu on March 2, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has apparently not unfolded as the Russians planned, and the economic mayhem resulting from the invasion is certainly not something that was previously built...

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Five Aspects of Inflation to Consider
By Brian Beaulieu on February 17, 2022

Expect the trend to shift: Inflation in the US reached 7.5% in January according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). That is the highest inflation rate since February 1982. For many...

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The Stock Market in Early 2022: A Good Defense Brings Home the Trophy
By Brian Beaulieu on January 18, 2022

We first showed the chart below at the December 2020 ITR Webinar hosted by Alan Beaulieu and me. At the time, the M2 Money Supply 12/12 rate-of-change was still rising, and we correctly...

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4 Things to Think About as Fed Policy Changes
By Brian Beaulieu on December 16, 2021

The Federal Reserve is downshifting from overt stimulus to a more normal policy stance. This may not have the effect that some people are expecting, and not along the timeline others are...

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3 Takeaways From the Bond Market Regarding 2022
By Brian Beaulieu on November 18, 2021

The Executive Summary for the November ITR Trends Report™ cited the bond market as one of the reasons why we expect the economy will grow, albeit at a slowing pace, in 2022. The charts...

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Buy Low ~ Sell High
By Brian Beaulieu on October 19, 2021

Think About Timing, the Position of Your Markets, and Five Other Considerations

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