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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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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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