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


Is The Market Still Overvalued?
Based on the latest S&P 500 monthly data, the market is overvalued somewhere in the range of 48% to 126%, depending on the indicator, down from 85% to 152% the previous month.
World Markets Update - Monday, April 6
All eight indexes on our world watch list posted losses through April 6, 2020. The top performer is China's Shanghai with a loss of 9.38%. Our own S&P 500 is in second with a loss of 17.55%.
The Big Four Economic Indicators: March Employment
March's 701K decrease in total nonfarm payrolls had revisions that resulted in 57K fewer jobs than previously reported. The consensus was for 100K jobs lost and the unemployment rate to increase to 3.8%.
The Civilian Labor Force, Unemployment Claims And The Business Cycle - Saturday, April 4
Every week we post an update on new unemployment claims shortly after the BLS report is made available. Our focus is the four-week moving average of this rather volatile indicator.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Down 1.5% From Thursday
The S&P 500 was down 1.51% today after a mixed week. It is down 2.08% since last Friday and is down 22.97% YTD.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update: WLIg Plummets
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 106.0, down 7.0 from the previous week.


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Latest Posts
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 (5 years)

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.