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From the President's Desk: Dollar Woes

A lot has been written lately about the strength of the US dollar and the need to weaken it by means of a reduction in the federal funds target rate – the thought being that a ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Why Accurate Forecasting Matters

Seeing the future before others see it provides a competitive advantage that leads to enhanced profitability and compound annual growth. If you see the changes ahead of time ...
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ITR Experts Say: Shifting Trade Winds

Global trade winds are shifting. The tariff and trade policies of the Trump administration have generated unintended consequences. However, the stated goal of imposing these ...
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Commodity Prices – Maintaining Margins in an Ever-Changing Environment

What do the quarterly growth rates for Steel, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, and Oil Prices have in common? They’re all declining below year-earlier levels. It’s amazing how quickly ...
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ITR Experts Say: The Dual-Speed Economy

The release of the second-quarter US Gross Domestic Product figure yielded a muddy result. The overall economy, expanding at an annualized pace of 2.3%, is progressing through ...
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ITR Experts Say: Revenue, Prices, and Planning

During a recent quarterly review call with one of ITR Economics' consulting clients, the business owner and I had a discussion on the implications of pricing changes on the ...
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