Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Via the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, by way of Business Insider, I decided to see what we could do if that was an animated GIF instead of static charts.

The net result shows the month-to-month change from January 2005 – January 2014 of the Philly Fed’s coincident index. The index Philly Fed is their latest assessment of economic activity across the country. Its color-coded, blue or green = expansion, while red = economic contraction. As the FIG above shows, the nations goes from boom to bust and back again.

What is so striking is the inevitable cyclical nature of the collapse and recovery. From boom to bust and then back again. Recall those people in 2007 and 2008 and even as late as September 2008 who were claiming that there was no recession. The data shows overwhelmingly how wrong these people were, how little respect for data they had, how weak their analytical skill sets were.

The once the economy began to turn, another group of folks continued to insist there was no recovery (although there was some overlap). Again, the data said something else.

Perhaps I should Update this every 6 months or so . . .

Category: Cycles, Digital Media, Economy

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4 Responses to “America’s Fall & Rise: January 2005 – January 2014”

  1. [...] Awesome animated boom/bust map of America.  (TBP) [...]

    • VennData says:

      Josh Brown is usually great on CNBC, rarely average. I think the bottom’s in on CNBC ratings, part of it, a big part of it, being him.

      VennData says CNBC is on the way back up. Strong Buy.

  2. VennData says:

    LOL, Amity Shales! Haven’t heard her name either. Another GOP liar who was utterly WRONG.

    Do the Koch brothers have a home for these people they pay off to spout off lies, then when proven wrong, are quietly shipped out.

    If I were the Koch brothers, I’d put an old folks home for their liars in a place where they can register to vote, and support, say, their new strip mining projects.

    Strip mining! America’s Future Depends on it!

  3. CD4P says:

    Update that every 6 months and Nate Silver is going to want you as his drinking buddy!