JULY 2014: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE PREDICTIONS

[See here for a refresher on the applicability of forecasting unemployment rate movements using google trends.] Unfortunately, due to conflicting priorities, this month’s unemployment rate prediction came in a bit later than it should have. The month of July 2014 has seen nominal Google searches for the term “Unemployment Benefits” reach 23, which is less than nominal searches during … More JULY 2014: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE PREDICTIONS

May 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions

[See here for a refresher on the applicability of forecasting unemployment rate movements using google trends.] The month of May 2014 has seen the volume of searches for the term “Unemployment Benefits” in Google reach 32, which is greater than both May 2013 and May 2012, suggesting an increase in the unemployment rate for this month. See … More May 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions

Most Searched Stocks – NASDAQ100 – April 2014

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

Facebook Search Trend: What this means for Swing Trading

The last time we reported, we saw Facebook searches volumes head southbound, having hit a low point not seen since mid-2010. Since then, the search trend has continued downward and has hit a low point not seen since April 2010. See chart below: As you may already know, Facebook’s search volume trend has been counter to … More Facebook Search Trend: What this means for Swing Trading

April 2014: Unemployment Rate Predictions *UPDATE*

[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*

Google Trends Stock Search: Benefitfocus Inc

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