Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

Google Search Volume by Language

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Source: AppSpot

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Web/Tech

Five Boroughs: Building Age NYC

Click for an awesome map. Source: Brandon Liu

Category: Data Analysis

What Is the St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index?

For the week ending June 6, the St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) rose to -1.256 from -1.289. The latter is currently the lowest level on record for the index, which goes back to December 1993. The recent increase in the index was the first in the past five weeks, and the index has…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve

Single Variable Market Analysis is for Losers

If you work in finance, you will invariably come across an example of single-variable analysis. Almost daily, we see terrible examples of this sort of analytic error, rife with logical weakness, yet offered with the highest degree of certainty. The way this works is as follows: Some ominous data point will be shown, along with…Read More

Category: Analysts, Data Analysis, Investing, Philosophy, Psychology, Quantitative, Really, really bad calls

Change in private manufacturing jobs, by county

Source: NY Times

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment

FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s Force of Data

We love FRED!

Category: Data Analysis, Think Tank

World Cup of Everything Else

The WSJ has an insane chart of just about any factor you could think of to slice and dice the World Cup competitors.   Click for insane interactive graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports

How Does the 2009-2014 Recovery Compare?

Post Credit Crisis Job Creation Source: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis   Last week’s jobs report has returned the U.S. economy back to its peak pre-recession levels of employment. (there is a debate about the quality of jobs being created, but we shall save that conversation for another time). As the Oregon Office of Economic…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Data Analysis, Economy

What Will (Literally) Kill You

Click for an interactive version. Healthdata via Slate.   Last month, we looked at the concept of risk. It is quite revealing, as we learned what we fear is big and scary and exciting, when instead we should fear the more mundane things in life, like cholesterol and heart disease. Similarly, investors often fear big…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media

Post Peak, Post Bottom CS Housing Numbers

Source: Bespoke Investment Group     I love these two charts – they are so instructive in so many ways. They really invite closer study as to why some cities have recovered so strongly, and why others have failed to. The first 4 cities in the % from Bubble peaks are Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami,…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate