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Thursday trends are extraordinary and non-recurring

July 16, 2009

Our accounting teacher used to say we paid too much attention to the income statement and not enough to the cash flow statement and balance sheet. Lies! Today's trend shows the opposite is clearly true... I confess - if you view "cash flow statement" instead of "cash flow" you get a very different result. That […]

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Thursday trends are learning slowly

June 18, 2009

Peeple mispel werds. Cheers, R A live view of this trend is available here.

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Thursday trends are trying to get ahead

June 11, 2009

Hi All, Todays graph indicates that searches for two seemingly unrelated words, "cliff" and "spark", follow the same pattern. Now, why is this the case?  I believe that the answer is related to the school schedule in the United States.  As the graph clearly indicates, searches for "cliff" and "spark" are at their lowest levels during […]

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Thursday trends are being vewy vewy quiet

May 28, 2009

Today's graph indicates that hunting peaks during the late fall and early winter, while fishing peaks during the summer.  "Fishing" is the more-searched term throughout the year and "hunting" is only more frequently searched in late November/early December.  Furthermore, deer is the most commonly hunted animal and "deer" follows the same cyclical pattern as "hunting". […]

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Thursday trends are trying to cover

May 7, 2009

I recently stumbled on a strange cyclical pattern for the word "spread", as you can see here: Why would there be such a pattern?  I believe the reason has to do with the football season, which begins in September and ends in early February.  Football is the most bet on sport, and the most common […]

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Tuesday trends are black and white

May 5, 2009

Having always been a fan of penguins, I was surprised when I first typed "penguin" into Google Trends. The birds have had a recent surge in popularity, beginning in late 2006.  Why is this is the case? First, I thought that it must have had something to do with the Disney movie Happy Feet. The coinciding […]

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Thursday trends are so hot right now

April 30, 2009

Based on the reaction to Monday's Google Trends post, The Don (you may also know him as R) is going to help me with a new regular section analyzing interesting trends and insights that can be found using Google's public search data. We're going to leg into trend analysis with something relatively simple: extracting seasonality and trend […]

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