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Construction 2020: The Year Ahead for Construction Markets

As we head into the final months of 2019, the construction cycles are shifting. The US housing market, down 3.2% from the same period a year ago, is currently in Phase D, ...
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Macroeconomic Update: Preparing Your Budget for 2020

With budgeting season upon us, our attention shifts to 2020, even if the calendar won’t do so for a few more months. 2019 represented an inflection point in many markets, with ...
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Commodity Prices – Maintaining Margins in an Ever-Changing Environment

What do the quarterly growth rates for Steel, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, and Oil Prices have in common? They’re all declining below year-earlier levels. It’s amazing how quickly ...
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The Coming Great Depression - Part 2

At the July 2019 webinar, The Coming Great Depression, Alan and I are going to look at the trends, circumstances, and probabilities as they pertain to the Roaring 20s and ...
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The Coming Great Depression - Part 1

In this post, ITR Economics President Alan Beaulieu describes ITR's upcoming special-edition webinar, "The Coming Great Depression," which he will co-present July 18 with ITR ...
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Challenges and Changes Through 2020 - Part 2

Sometimes life changes and the winds shift. Brian and I will be looking at what is happening in the US with updates on the trade situation regarding China, Europe, and the ...
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