The Foremost Authority in U.S. Business Cycle Analytics

Empowering investment professionals through business cycle intelligence.

Why Alphalytics Research?

At Alphalytics Research, we move clients from a world of Big Data to a world of Smart Data.

Through real-time assessments of the U.S. business cycle, we help business leaders make better decisions with regard to investments and risks.

Our Approach

Alphalytics’s focus on measurement and specificity provides a reliable foundation for decisions. We seek depth and breadth so that data-driven conclusions can rest on firm support.

Sound business cycle intelligence is our singular ambition. We access primary-sourced data, seeking unbiased data-driven analysis.

The lessons from behavioral economics show that human perceptions and emotions often mislead investors. Sound decisions are most often reached through constructive, unattached analysis.

Markets are complex adaptive systems with too much at stake for thinly-supported assertions. At Alphalytics Research we place a premium on robustness in research. We examine from all angles, and aim for multiple levels for support.

What We Deliver

Alphalytics Research provides subscription based research to money managers, consultants and business leaders.


Alphalytics Research practices core principles of analytics, placing data in appropriate context and scale to demonstrate transparent and meaningful conclusions. We provide actionable insight into today’s opportunities and risk.


We emphasize leading indicators and broad-based trends to help clients identify opportunities and risk. Operating from a thorough understanding of business cycle theory and historical precedent, we help clients with the prudent anticipation of what’s coming next.


Opportunity naturally follows when investors accurately understand the state of the economy and can responsibly prepare for what’s next.

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Our Leadership

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    Christopher Riggs, JD, CFP®

    President, and Co-Founder

    Christopher developed Alphalytics Research in response to the need for clear, objective and reliable sources of macro-economic evaluation.

    His deep knowledge of business cycle history and theory support his strategic insights regarding risks and opportunities.

    Christopher writes routinely on business cycle matters, helping clients understand how cycle dynamics can drive market opportunities and risk.

    His clients value his ability to translate the seemingly complex language of the economy into clear, understandable terms.

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    Dean Harman, CFP®

    Co-Founder and Partner

    A longtime advocate for the advisor industry, Dean has spoken and advocated on fiduciary responsibilities, asset allocation, risk management, succession planning and other topics.

    He has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, Kiplinger’s, The Journal of Financial Planning and Investment News.

    Dean has served on the board of directors of the Financial Services Institute since 2012. He is a published author, releasing Win by Not Losing in 2013. He is also the founder and managing director of Harman Wealth Management, based in Texas.

“We provide advisors with a sophisticated but easy-to-use tool for evaluating opportunities and risk. In addition, use of our research can serve as evidence of fiduciary due diligence. This is critical with changing fiduciary standards on the horizon.” – Christopher Riggs


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