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9.1% Is Not the Most Important Number
By Brian Beaulieu on July 21, 2022

The June CPI result reflected a 9.1% year-over-year rate of inflation. The number immediately garnered a lot of attention and understandably so. It was the highest rate experienced in the...

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The Downside and the Upside of a Return to Normal
By Brian Beaulieu on July 14, 2022

Consumers benefited from mounds of cash pushed their way by government stimulation during the pandemic. The financial windfall fueled an incredible surge in Retail Sales and contributed to...

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Income Meets Government; Irony Ensues
By ITR Economics on July 12, 2022

Real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) personal income – as earned for productive economic participation – is at a record high. This bodes well for the overall economy because it means the...

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The Threat of Higher Interest Rates – Driven by Inflation Pressures
By Brian and Alan Beaulieu on July 6, 2022

The Fed appears intent to quell the inflation that they helped create. They have indicated that they intend to make up for lost time with an aggressive schedule of rate hikes. Quantitative...

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The Rising Real Personal Income Trend and the Outlook for 2023
By Brian Beaulieu on May 17, 2022

This is either a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty moment as you look at the chart below. How you perceive the trends on the chart likely says a lot about your expectations. You could...

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The Stock Market – How Do You Know When…?
By Alan Beaulieu on March 1, 2022

At least half of investors check in on their investments at least once a day. Some of you, I would guess, are saying, "Just once?” It is an easy habit to get into and it is encouraged by...

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