This is a follow up post to my original post on the applicability of using google trends to forecast movements in US Unemployment rate. (See here for a refresher.) Search volume for the term “Unemployment Benefits” during the month of March 2014 came in about 28% greater than the same period last year. This would … More March 2014 Unemployment Rate Predictions
An interesting Forbes article that was released back in 2010 discusses how Google Search Volume for the term “Jobs” was an effective predictor of U.S. Unemployment rate movements. (See here for the article in question.) I can imagine that at the time the Forbes article was released that the term “Jobs” was effective at determining changes … More How Google Trends Can Predict U.S. Unemployment Rate 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
Pardon the pun. Google Trends compiles a list of most searched Quick Service Restaurants. What I found eye opening was that from January to October of this year, the top three most searched quick service restaurants in the United States were pizza joints, specifically: Pizza Hut Dominoes Pizza Papa Johns McDonald’s would make it’s appearance … More Pizza Investing Makes Dough!