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Insights From Our CEO: Government Interference Comes With a Price Tag

The difference between trends in Cold Rolled Steel and Steel Scrap prices caught our eye. At first, we thought that it would be a consequence of US tariffs. This may be the ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Government vs. Free Market

 There is a worthwhile article by George Will in the April 17 Washington Post. In it, he discusses the federal government's use of tax credits to influence the marketplace ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Three Subtle Signs You Should Know

There is a reason ITR Economics uses rate-of-change to identify four distinct phases to the business cycle: Each phase requires a particular perspective in conjunction with a ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Some Argue the National Debt is No Issue

There is a definite RISC to this thinking. There are economists that maintain that the US need not worry about the growing size of our national debt.  Some of those economists ...
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Insights From Our CEO: The Silver Lining of a Slowdown

There are three reasons to see a silver lining in the cyclical slowdown of 2019: Interest rates in general will likely level off/decline The cost of carrying the national debt ...
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Insights From Our CEO: Timing Is Everything

2019 Oil Prices and the Impact of Saudi Arabia and Russia US Crude oil, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), cascaded $20 in November and into December. This morning, Dec. 18, the ...
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