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GDP Is in Recession
By Brian Beaulieu on August 4, 2022

It is official. GDP (adjusted for inflation) met the definition of a recession when it declined for a second consecutive quarter based on the 2Q22 advanced release. What this means is now...

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Has the Federal Reserve Gone Too Far?
By Brian Beaulieu on August 3, 2022

The Fed raised the fed funds rate by 75 basis points (bps) on July 27. The Fed had said they were going to do it. We were hoping they would change their collective mind based on several...

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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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Headlines of Horror
By Brian Beaulieu on June 23, 2022

Truth be told, headlines are a poor planning tool for anything. Even the major news organizations don’t get it right, certainly not all the time. They quote famous names, sell their...

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Implications of the Fed's 75-Basis-Point Rise in June
By Brian Beaulieu on June 17, 2022

The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds target rate by 75 basis points on June 15. The stock market seemed to be pleased at the attempt to quell inflation. That didn’t last long, with...

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