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From the President's Desk Internal Forecasting

Current Market Trends — 3 Key Insights You Should Know
By Alan Beaulieu on July 28, 2022

Using “market trends” is my way of drawing attention to the exact opposite – specifically, that many markets are behaving differently than our macro trends. Nevertheless, ITR Economics’...

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From the President's Desk Shipping & Trade

Freight Trends: Relief Is Just Down the Road
By Alan Beaulieu on June 1, 2022

Freight costs seem to be on everyone’s mind as we talk to clients individually and as we deliver keynotes. The US Long-Distance General Freight Trucking Truckload Producer Price Index (PPI)...

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From the President's Desk Management Planning

Delaying Due to Pessimism Will Cost You
By Alan Beaulieu on April 28, 2022

There is a pessimism building in the business and banking community. That pessimism leads some noteworthy institutions to project a recession in the US later this year. There is also...

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From the President's Desk Construction

Building on Housing
By Alan Beaulieu on April 25, 2022

ITR Economics is forecasting a soft landing for GDP in late 2022 and into the first half of 2023. (Please note that a hard landing, or recession, would be two consecutive quarters of GDP...

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From the President's Desk Finance

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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From the President's Desk Global

Global Supply Chain Pressure Index
By Alan Beaulieu on January 26, 2022

What would you do if you knew with a high degree of certainty that your supply chain issues were going to ease in the months ahead?

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