November 2013 search results for the mortgage originator & refinancer Pennymac, saw a 116% increase in searches compared to the prior month. I was curious to see how the google search rate stacked up against other mortgage originators involved in residential mortgage lending. So I conducted a review of search volume for the last three … More “Pennymac” Bucking the Trend
For those that have read Peter Lynch’s “One Up on Wall Street”, I think you’ll find some value in using Google Trends as valuable tool when making investment decisions. Just a little background on Lynch: -Lynch was head of Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 till 1990 -During his tenure he averaged 29.2% annual returns -He … More Using Google Trends to Identify Investment Opportunities
Many investors seem to be getting a little scared of heights as Amazon hit it’s all time high of approximately $400 on December 2nd. The stock trades at a relatively high price to book value and there are many that are afraid of the direction that Steve Bezos is taking the company with all this … More How High is Too High for Amazon?
A couple things to note when viewing the chart presented above: Price data is derived from Mt. Gox Data. Closing price at 18:15 each day was used. Price data was normalized by dividing all close prices by the largest closing price value over the last month and a half and then multiplying by 100. This … More Google Trends Predicts Bitcoin Price Movements
Note: Cyber Monday 2012 – took place on November 26th Cyber Monday 2013 – took place on December 2nd Amazon Search volumes for the term Amazon exploded on Cyber Monday 2013; they were approximately 133% of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012’s volumes put together. The chart below depicts search volumes on a weekly basis, … More Cyber Monday Search Volumes
Just to reiterate, my conviction was that sales numbers for the Black Friday for a few mentioned retailers: Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy would come in lower in comparison to Black Friday 2012. Google Trends confirmed this as the current search volumes for the aforementioned retailers were significantly lower than Black Friday 2012 search volumes, … More Update #3 – Black Friday and Cyber Monday Trends