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Predictions for retail earnings based on Google data

August 13, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ANF , URBN , JWN

See yesterday's post regarding unemployment insurance claims for background.  [more]



Get ready for a jump in initial claims

August 12, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY , QQQ

Unemployment insurance claims figures are to be released tomorrow morning, and if the data from Google Insight is right, we will likely see a sequental increase in initial claims.  [more]



Google data points to no improvement in employment?

June 30, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY , GOOGL , SRS

So I wrote a big long followup to yesterday's post about using Google Insight data as an economic indicator, but CAPS decided to eat it. Reminds me why I stopped blogging here in the first place.  [more]



Insights from Google Insights

June 29, 2009 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: ANF , SPY

Google's Flu Trends got me thinking -- can Google's search volume act as a predictor for stock performance (or rather for the performance of the underlying companies)?  [more]



Does CAPS really work? An analysis (with charts!)

July 02, 2008 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , AAPL , GM

Since I discovered it early last year, I've been fascinated by the idea behind CAPS. Can CAPS really predict the future value of stocks -- or rather, can CAPS do it better than the markets? After all, according to conventional market theory, the stock exchanges ought to be the best, most efficient predictors of value one could possibly devise. The markets' valuations are the collective reflection of some of the brightest brains and most powerful computers on the planet. How could CAPS do any better?  [more]

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