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

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S&P 500 Snapshot: Post-Fed Hike And FCC Ruling, Tax Bill Looms
The S&P 500 jumped upon opening Friday, and climbed throughout the day, closing 0.9% above Thursday.
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The Big Four Economic Indicators: Industrial Production Up 0.2% In November
Today's report on Industrial Production for November shows a 0.2% increase month-over-month.
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ECRI Weekly Leading Index: WLI Continues To Climb
Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 147.5, up 0.3 from the previous week and another record high.
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Empire State Manufacturing Survey: Continued Growth In December
This morning we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions at 18.0 was a decrease of 1.4 from the previous month's 19.4.
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A Long-Term Look At Inflation - Thursday, Dec. 14
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released Friday puts the year-over-year inflation rate at 2.20%.
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The Big Four Economic Indicators: November Real Retail Sales
Month-over-month nominal sales in October increased by 0.8% (0.79% to two decimals). Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 0.23.
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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 (2 years 8 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.

Education

State University of New York at Albany
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Mathematics
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.

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