Posts filed under “Data Analysis”
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Source: Calculated Risk
Have a look at the chart above, via Calculated Risk. It aligns the depths of all eleven post WW2 recessions, showing how long it took them to recover all of the jobs lost. The outlier is the 2007-09 contraction, which according to the chart above, is still somewhat below the prior employment level.
Friday’s Employment situation report pegged private sector (nongovernmental) employment back above 116 million. We now have more private sector employment than we did in January 2008, the prior highs in employment. During the recession, and not too long after, the private sector shed 8.8 million jobs; It has since added 8.9 million private sector jobs.
Using big data in finance: Example of sentiment-extraction from news articles Nitish Sinha FEDS Notes, March 26, 2014 There is much discussion and research in finance on using “big data” to understand market “sentiment.” In this note, I will draw on some of my own research in behavioral finance–Sinha (2010) and Heston and…Read More
click for larger graphic Source: NYT Floyd Norris discusses an upcoming milestone: A full recovery in employment to numerical (but not percentage) employment in the US: “This seems likely to be the month when a new high is finally reached, ending a period that featured the largest drop in employment and the slowest recovery…Read More
click for larger chart Source: Visualizing Economics When it comes to the top 0.01 percent of earners, it is extremely challenging to describe the differences in terms of income. Words often fail to convey the massive range. Fortunately for us, Catherine Mulbrandon of Visualizing Economics has put together a simple chart that shows just…Read More
The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.
~~~ A pair of informative tables via Bespoke shows prior bull markets in terms of their length and strength. The bull market which followed the 1987 crash is the grand winner of all markets, lasting an incredible 4494 calendar days and rising 582%. Thats nearly double the 1949-56 rally, its next closest in…Read More