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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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Existing-Home Sales Down 6.4% In December
This morning's release of the December Existing-Home Sales was down from the previous month's 5.33M to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.99 million units.
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S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 1.32% From Thursday, 6.5% YTD
The S&P 500 closed Friday up 1.32% from Thursday and up 2.87% from last Friday. The index is up 6.54% YTD and out of correction territory for the first time since mid-December.
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Margin Debt And The Market: Down 6.46% MoM
FINRA has released new data for margin debt, now available through December. The latest debt level is down 6.46% month-over-month.
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ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update: YoY At 6+ Year Low
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 145.1, up 1.7 from the previous week.
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Michigan Consumer Sentiment: January Preliminary Declined
The University of Michigan Preliminary Consumer Sentiment for January came in at 90.7, down 7.7 from the December Final reading. Investing.com had forecast 97.0.
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The Big Four Economic Indicators: Industrial Production Up 0.3% In December, New High
Today's report on Industrial Production for December shows a 0.3% increase month-over-month.
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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 (3 years 9 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.

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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