Following on from my own Playing With Google Search Data Trends, and John’s Google’s predictive power (contd.) pick up on this post from Bill Thompson, The net reveals the ties that bind, here’s one possible quick look at the impending state of the recession…
What search terms would you say are recession indicators?
PS I wonder to what extent, if any, the financial wizards factor real time “search intent” tracking into their stock trading strategies?
PPS I have to admit, I don’t really understand the shape of this trend at all?
The minima around Christmas look much of a muchness, but the New Year pear – and then the yearly average, are increasing, year on year? Any ideas?