Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

The Shrinking American Middle Class

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Source: The Upshot

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

The Global Innovation Index

click for interactive inforgraphic Source: Bloomberg

Category: Data Analysis, Economy

Job Recovery All Oil & Fracking ? Hardly

  “All of the job growth from 2007 to today can easily be attributed to the shale oil fracking situation and the oil Renaissance. If you take Texas and North Dakota out of the data series for job employment, what you see is that we haven’t added any jobs in the United States other than…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Data Analysis, Employment, Energy, Really, really bad calls

Bull and Bear Market Durations

Source: Business Insider

Category: Cycles, Data Analysis, Investing

As goes early-January, so goes Nothing

Salil Mehta is a popular statistician and risk strategist, who has developed a unique method to teach quantitative techniques. He blogs at Statistical Ideas. ~~~ We’ve started the year with a sizable downward market pattern, which is making market participants think in ill-advised ways.  Eight of the first eleven trading days (S&P 500) were negative.  If…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Data Analysis, Markets

A Visual Map of the History of Jazz

Click for the full map. Source: Who’s Like Tatum? via Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Friday Night Jazz, Music

The Where-To-Be-Born Index

Source: The Economist

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Psychology, Taxes and Policy

US & the EuroZone

The 2 major data points during the week were December CPI data for the EuroZone (EZ); and US December non-farm payrolls. EZ December CPI came in at -0.2% Y/Y, weaker than the decline of -0.1% Y/Y and below Novembers +0.3%. However, core inflation rose to +0.75%, up from +0.67% in November. The data is yet…Read More

Category: Currency, Data Analysis, Think Tank

Rich Countries on Whether Any Day Is a Good One

This is such a strange data point . . .     Source: Pew Research

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sentiment

Wall St Ends 2014 More Cautious Than it Began

From Bank of America Merrill Lynch: The Sell Side Indicator — our measure of Wall Street’s bullishness on stocks — moved sideways in December, unchanged from November’s reading of 52.1. At the start of the year, it was 53.3. The indicator remains in “Buy” territory, as Wall Street’s bearishness is still more extreme than at…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Sentiment