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2008 Great Recession – Were You Prepared?

In January of 2006, our CEO, Brian Beaulieu, wrote his Executive Summary for what was then called the EcoTrends (today the Trends Report™). It wasn’t an easy article to write. ...
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Forecasting the ITR Way vs. the Way You Were Taught

Anyone who has graduated with a business degree, worked in finance, or held a senior management position has general knowledge of regression analysis forecasting techniques, ...
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Construction 2020: The Year Ahead for Construction Markets

As we head into the final months of 2019, the construction cycles are shifting. The US housing market, down 3.2% from the same period a year ago, is currently in Phase D, ...
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'On the Brink'? Germany's Recession Is More Severe Than 2013

A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that Germany is on the brink of recession. We are here to ensure you aren’t operating under any misconceptions. The reality is that ...
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Transparency = Trust: The Getting Naked Approach

Have you ever noticed that all forecasters think they are right, and then when they are not, it’s okay because, after all, they are just forecasters, not fortunetellers?
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Housing: Six Signs of a Better Year Ahead

US Single-Unit Housing Starts are turning the corner to cyclical rise, and that is good news for us all because Starts serve as a bellwether for the entire economy. This green ...
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