Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

Possible NFP Headlines

I love this set of headlines from Neil Irwin:

possible headlines
Source: NY Times

 

We have spent a lot of columns arguing that NFP should be mostly ignored by traders, but Irwin does a masterful job showing the varied responses the BLS model creates to what is eesentially the same exact data.

Be sure to see the “Animated statistical noise charts” that explains this below.

 

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Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment, Financial Press

Work harder. Retire Later. Live Longer.

I thoroughly enjoy the regular polls that Gallup releases. I am aware of all the flaws and pitfalls of these surveys. Indeed, each new sample provides an opportunity to sharpen one’s statistical cynicism. Sometimes, however, they offer insights into specific aspects of the American psyche, helping to clarify my thinking about societal, economic and market…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

86 Years of U.S. Stock Market History

Zoom in for details. Source: Equius Partners

Category: Data Analysis, Investing, Markets

How Is Winter Weather Affecting Home Sale Data?

Source: Calculated Risk   I have heard a fair amount of chatter about the awful winter weather’s impact on home sales. Let’s clarify the different measures in use for New and Existing Home Sales to see what we can find. U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly release the…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

What NBA Teams Should You Bet On ?

Source: Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

What Does NYC’s Top 1% Look lIke?

click for larger table Source: IBO, Crains     Continues here

Category: Data Analysis, Wages & Income

How Americans Die

Click for an interactive slideshow or scroll down. Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media

Jobs Recovery

click for larger graphic 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…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment

Big Data in Finance: Sentiment-extraction from News

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

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve, Sentiment

Where Would Winter Temperatures Place Your City in the US?

Source: AccuWeather

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Science