Research Director at Advisor Perspectives
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Jill has been working with Advisor Perspectives since 2012 and in 2015 joined the dshort team as Research Director. She considers herself a Gen X’er and has a background in mathematics and science. She holds a Master of Science in Physical Science with a concentration in physics and ... more


S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 7.8% YTD
The S&P 500 ended the week up just 19 basis points from last Friday and is up 7.83% YTD. The index is 2.7% below its record close.
The Big Four: September Retail Sales Sees All Time High
Month-over-month nominal sales in September increased by 1.91%. Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 1.70%.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: Industrial Production Falls In September
Today's report on Industrial Production for September shows a 0.63% decrease month-over-month, which was below the consensus of -0.5%.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment: October Preliminary
The October Preliminary came in at 81.2, up 0.8 from the September Final. had forecast 80.5.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, Oct. 16
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 139.0 up 0.2 from the previous week.
Retail Sales Up 1.9% In September, Better Than Forecast
The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for September was released this morning.


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Work Experience

Research Director
Advisor Perspectives
May 2015 - Present (5 years 6 months)

I work for Advisor Perspectives, a leading interactive publisher for Registered Investment Advisors as Research Director. I analyze economic and market data for the dshort portion of our website, concentrating on short and long term trends and chart financial data.

Production Associate
Advisor Perspectives
May 2012 - April 2015 (3 years)

As Production Associate, I was in production, marketing, reporting, and analytics for our website and several of our newsletters. I produced our daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters, helped to maintain and improve our website, QA of all newsletters, e-newsletter and website based benchmarks and analytics, handled all related advertising clients and reporting, quarterly and annual readership and client analytics.

Research Scientist
University of New Hampshire
August 2011 - February 2012 (7 months)

I studied space radiation as a research scientist at the University of New Hampshire in the Space Science Center. I focused on forecasting and modeling the space radiation environment while validating these with data from various instruments, including CRaTER (Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation) that is currently on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.


State University of New York at Albany
University of Chicago
MS, Physical Science: Astronomy
Activities and Societies: Student Government: Graduate Council Representative for the Physical Sciences Division, Graduate Council Vice Chair, Annual Allocations Committee Member. Library Student Resource Group: Representative for the Physical Sciences Division I studied physics and astronomy at the University of Chicago. My thesis experiment was titled "Automatic Purification of Hexafluorobenzene" and had dark matter implications.