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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Google Domestic Trends

by Calculated Risk on 9/08/2009 12:46:00 PM

Here is an interesting resource from Google: Domestic Trends. (ht Brian) Google is tracking search trends for several specific sectors of the economy.

As an example, below is a screen capture of the Auto Buyers Index.

Google Auto Buyers Index Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This shows the seasonality of car buying, plus the Cash-for-clunkers surge in searches. Click on link for interactive graph - you can also plot the data YoY.

I also recommend real estate, rental (still weak) and unemployment.