Search data is in! [Click here for the prior Month’s list] The 15 most searched stocks in the NASDAQ 100 during the period May 2013 to April 2014 are presented below: If you’re implementing trend investing as part of your greater swing trading or other investment strategy, we would like to point out that there are a … More Most Searched Stocks – NASDAQ100 – April 2014
[To reiterate, the google trends “unemployment benefits” indicator identified that the unemployment rate for the month of April 2014 would see an increase over the prior month. See here for further details.] One week ago, we checked in on google search volume for the term “Unemployment Benefits” and the count was at 45. With April behind us, the … More April 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions *UPDATE*
Top 15 most searched stocks in the NASDAQ 100 over the last 12 months. See below for the results:
Here is what Google Finance has to say about Benefit Focus Inc: A provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers. The Benefitfocus platform provides an integrated suite of solutions that enables its employer and insurance carrier customers to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage, and exchange benefits information. The Company’s solutions … More Google Trends Stock Search: Benefitfocus Inc
Google Finance had the following to say about the company’s activities: Enables companies to engage and convert their customers online whether they are on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Through its predictive algorithms, the Company delivers performance- based online display advertising on real-time consumer data. The Company serves more than 4,000 e-commerce companies across 37 … More Google Trends Stock Search: Criteo S.A.
Correlations are a very powerful statistical tool in the realm of finance and equity markets. Correlations can explain in a single value(correlation coefficient) to what degree that variable A will increase/decrease in the event that variable B has increased by say 50%. A perfectly positive correlation between variable A and B would have Variable A … More Looking for a Confirmation Indicator for the S&P 500? Look no further!
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
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday taking place over the next few days, I was interested to see how search volumes for some of our favorite retailers were fairing against years prior. Intuition tells me that the search volume exercise would be much more relevant and applicable come Cyber Monday(December 2nd, 2013). Consumers will be … More Black Friday & Cyber Monday Trends
There was a lot of concern leading up to the Twitter IPO about whether or not it would face technical trading issues a la Facebook. During NYSE’s pretesting, there were a few glitches that caused some worry but on D-Day, it IPO’d and investors were able to get their TWTR fix on. Success! Well not … More Twitter IPO – Success or Failure?