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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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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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What the Political Alignment Means for the Economy
By Brian Beaulieu on February 18, 2021

The current political party alignment does not mean you should assume slow growth is ahead. Some markets are naturally lagging the GDP rise of 2021 but they too will rebound. The S&P 500...

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Bring on the Future - 3 Trends to Know and Utilize
By Brian Beaulieu on January 19, 2021

There is understandably angst and uncertainty about our future these days. I find it helps to keep an eye on today (the cause of the angst and uncertainty for many) and an eye on the...

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What Might a Capital Gains Tax Increase Mean for the Stock Market?
By Brian Beaulieu on December 21, 2020

There have been only three notable increases in the capital gains tax rate over the last 51 years (there were numerous minor/incremental instances). That makes President-elect Biden’s...

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The Economic Recovery Outlook for Where You Live: Four Things to Know
By Brian Beaulieu on November 20, 2020

The shape of the recovery in your business is first and foremost a function of the decisions that you make. Ultimately, it is not up to the federal government, state/municipal governments,...

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