Alan Beaulieu

Alan
Beaulieu
President,
ITR Economics
One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the ITR Economics where he serves as President. ITR predicts future economic trends with 94.7% accuracy rate and 60 years of correct calls. In his keynotes, Alan delivers clear, comprehensive action plans and tools for capitalizing on business cycle fluctuations and outperforming your competition--whether the economy is moving up, down, or in a recession.
 
Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to NAW, Contributing Editor for INDUSTRYWEEK, and the Chief Economist for HARDI.
 
Alan is co-author, along with his brother Brian, of the book MAKE YOUR MOVE, and has written numerous articles on economic analysis. He makes up to 150 appearances each year, and his keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends. 
 
Prior to joining ITR Economics, Alan was a principal in a steel fabrication company and also in a software development company.
Articles
Make Your Move: Manufacturing Welcomes US Oil, Gas Change

Change is inevitable in business. The business cycle moves at varying speeds, but it is always flowing. Business leaders must navigate the changing winds of regulations, taxes, inflation, currency fluctuations and even Mother Nature.

Make Your Move: Are You Ready for a Slowdown in Consumer Spending?

Over the coming year U.S. economic growth will slow, but not break down. The U.S. economy experienced solid growth in 2013, with industrial production increasing 2.9% from the previous year, and real gross domestic production gaining 2.6%. We are unlikely to see that pace during the remainder of 2014 and through the first one to two quarters of next year.

Make your Move: Computer and Electronics Production Growth to Ease

The media spent a good portion of early 2014 talking about the weather, and some of it for good reason. Extreme weather during the first two months of the year dropped temperatures well below seasonal normal in wide swaths of the country. Linking the poor weather to tough economic data, while a natural progression, was perhaps reaching too far.

US chemical production growth chart
Make Your Move: Signs Point to Slowdown in Chemical Production
Thus far, 2014 has not started out with very encouraging news. The stock market declined in January from December; light vehicle retail sales stumbled; and the pace of ascent in housing starts slowed further.
civilian aircraft production growth
Make Your Move: US Aircraft Production Flying Friendly Skies
Growth in defense and space aircraft production is solid, but the pace of growth has slowed over the past 12 months. On the civilian side, aircraft production is lower than at this point last year, but domestic production is situated to post gains by year end.
auto production growth in 2014 chart
Make Your Move: Driving Further Success
There is good news to celebrate as we begin the New Year. We at ITR Economics encourage businesses to plan on increasing activity in 2014, but we are also cautioning against linear projections.
2014 economy predictions
Make Your Move: What to Expect from the Economy in 2014
Weakness is starting to develop in the economy, but have no fear, it's not Great Recession II.
increased demand for metals chart
Make Your Move: Why Metals Production is Recovering

Businesses, at the best of times, will find it difficult to navigate through the sometimes conflicting messages and slogans espoused by the press and politicians. This task is made all the more difficult by the brinksmanship and bickering that currently characterize the U.S. political process.

materials sector grows
Make Your Move: Materials Sector Builds on Construction Recovery
Major sectors of the U.S. economy are positive. The housing market is positive and generating jobs. Annual retail sales (excluding automobiles) are at record highs and employment is improving, albeit at a slow pace.
pharmaceutical industry growth
Make Your Move: A Global Prescription for Growth Opportunities
The U.S. economy is continuing to expand, and IndustryWeek readers should be planning on a generally more positive environment through the next two quarters. Employment is steadily increasing, industries are producing more, retail sales are improving and home prices are recovering.
Yearly retail growth rate
Make Your Move: Consumer Product Goods Benefit from Rising Employment
Recent numbers show that U.S. consumers are alive and well, increasing their purchases and helping drive the economy forward. Retail sales excluding automobiles are at record highs, a positive sign for near-term economic health.
farm machinery production chart
Make Your Move: Farm Machinery Headed for Growth
Recent economic news has been positive. A stock market rise, some positive reports on GDP growth, good news from the housing industry and slow but steady retail sales growth all bode well for the near-term health of the U.S. economy.
energy production benefits
Make Your Move: US Energy Production Promises Long-Term Economic Benefits
It has been almost 40 years since President Richard Nixon issued the challenge that "Americans will not have to rely on any source of energy beyond our own…The capacity for self-sufficiency in energy is a great goal. It is also an essential goal, and we are going to achieve it."
growth rate of consumer durable goods
Make Your Move: Consumers Keep US Economy Growing
Consumers in the U.S. are an incredibly powerful force, with consumer activity making up an estimated 67% of the U.S. economy. What we do as consumers will quickly impact distributors and manufacturers.
U.S. computer & electronics production cmpared to U.S. industrial production
Make Your Move: Computers and Electronics Orders Slowing Down
It is amazing how quickly people's view of the economy can change. By some accounts, we have gone from plunging off the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year to now scaling the dizzying heights of the stock market.
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