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New Trend Tracking Feature in Google Finance

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Google has introduced Google Domestic Trends on Google Finance. This is a feature that tracks search traffic (on Google) across specific sectors of the economy.

"The changes in the search volume of a given sector on google.com may provide useful economic insight," Google says. "We have created 23 indexes that track the major economic sectors, such as retail, auto and unemployment. Each index value is baselined at 1.0 on January 1, 2004 and is calculated and displayed on the Google Finance charts as a 7-day moving average. You can easily compare actual stocks and market indexes to these Google Trends on the charts."

The trends the feature tracks include:

- Advertising and Marketing
- Air Travel
- Auto Buyers
- Auto Financing
- Automotive
- Banking and Personal Finance
- Business
- Computers and Electronics
- Construction
- Credit and Lending
- Durable Goods
- Finance and Insurance
- Furniture
- Industries
- Investments
- Jobs
- Luxury Goods
- Mortgage
- Real Estate
- Rental
- Retail Trade
- Travel
- Unemployment

Google shares an example of the Luxuries Index, which tracks queries like [jewelry], [rings], [diamond], [ring], [jewelers], [tiffany], etc.

Retail Domestic Trends

Data from the indexes are available for download, letting users utilize it in their own models. More information about the indexes can be found here. The Domestic Trends feature comes as the result of research from Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian, who explains his methodology here.

New Trend Tracking Feature in Google Finance
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  • http://www.myfri3nd.com myFri3nd

    thx

  • http://www.independentcomputerconsultant.com computer consultant

    Interesting feature. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.gravityseo.com Dan

    It looks the same, no?

  • Guest

    it is a very nice feature!. people can now take advantage in economic activity prediction and also can acquire useful info from it

  • http://www.homesolarpowersystems.org Home Solar Power Systems

    it is a very nice feature!.

    it is a very nice feature!. people can now take advantage in economic activity prediction and also can acquire useful info from it

  • http://www.seoprojects.org Webmaster

    always happy to have access to more data, but when does Google plan to think outside of its US market?

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