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

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The "Real" Goods On The April 2019 Durable Goods Data
This morning, the Census Bureau posted the Advance Report on the latest Durable Goods New Orders. The real per-capita demand for durable goods had increased since the trough at the end of the last recession.
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Headline Durable Goods Orders Down 2.1% In April
The durable goods orders series should be one of the more important indicators of the economy's health. However, its volatility and susceptibility to major revisions suggest caution in taking the data for any particular month too seriously.
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S&P 500 Snapshot: Down 1.2% On Thursday
The market continued to react to political news this week and is down 1.2% from Wednesday. The index is up 12.58% YTD and is 4.2% below its record close.
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New Home Sales Down 6.9% In April
This morning's release of the April New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 673K, down 6.9% month-over-month from a revised 723K in March.
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Weekly Unemployment Claims: Down 1K From Last Week, Beats Forecast
This morning's seasonally adjusted 211K new claims, down 16 from the previous week.
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The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies - Wednesday, May 22
Here are all three cryptocurrency prices over time along with their trading volume.
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Millennials And The Labor Force; A Look At The Trends
Millennials make up the largest percentage of our population today, yet have seen some of the lowest labor force participation growth and highest unemployment out of all age groups since the turn of the century.

Work Experience

Research Director
Advisor Perspectives
May 2015 - Present (4 years 1 month)

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.

Education

State University of New York at Albany
BS
Mathematics
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.

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