Google Trends = Vox Populi
Hat tip to Duc for mentioning this.
Google Trends compares search term popularity. It can be used as a predictor of people’s behavior. Here’s the original chart that interested me:
And here’s a few others I checked out, all over the last 12 months.
Obama, Clinton, McCain:
McCain is gaining interest, while Clinton is losing it
most searches for “inflation” are made from Asian countries
Stock market, Recession:
this year the correlation is nearly perfect
Oil, Gold, Silver:
oil is leading, silver slightly lagging; GOLD is most searched from Australia
“Real estate” and “corn” separately (period: all years).
Perfect waves, clearly discernible cycles!
This is like looking at stock charts, fun 🙂