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


Weekly Gasoline Prices: Regular Up A Dime
As of May 23, the price of Regular and Premium were up ten and eleven cents each, respectively, from the previous week. California has the highest average price for Regular at $6.05, and Oklahoma has the cheapest at $4.02.
Richmond Fed Manufacturing: Declines In May
Fifth District manufacturing activity declined in May, according to the most recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite manufacturing index stood at -9 in May compared to 14 in April.
Chicago Fed: "Index Suggests Economic Growth Increased In April"
"Index suggests economic growth increased in April." This is the headline for this morning's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, and here is the opening paragraph from the report:
Zillow Home Value Index: April Update
April's ZHVI came in at $344,141, up 1.6% from the previous month and up 20.9% YoY. After adjusting for inflation, the real figures are 1.2% MoM and 15.4% YoY.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Correction Territory, Cusp Of Bear
The S&P 500 has been in correction territory for over 12 market days and is nearing bear market territory. The index is 18.66% below its record high and is down 18.14% YTD.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, May 20
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts the WLI at 152.4, down 4.1 from the previous week's figure.


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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 (7 years 2 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.