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


Secular Trends In Residential Building Permits And Housing Starts - Monday, March 19
Here is an overlay of the two series since the 1959 inception of the Starts data and the 1960 inception of the Permits data.
RecessionAlert Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, March 16
The latest index reading came in at 20.6, down from 21.0 the previous week.
S&P 500 Snapshot: Down 1.24% From Last Week, Rising Trade Tensions
The S&P 500 closed Friday above Thursday's close, but fell 1.24% from last week. The index is up 2.08% YTD and is 4.2% below its record close.
Job Openings & Labor Turnover: Clues To The Business Cycle - Friday, March 16
The Openings are slightly below its record high since the start of the series in December of 2000 and the moving average has been above the hires levels for the last two and a half years.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment: March Preliminary Exceeds Expectations
The University of Michigan Preliminary Consumer Sentiment for March came in at 102.0, up 2.3 from the February Final reading of 99.7.
ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update - Friday, March 16
This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 149.7, up 0.4 from the previous week.


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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 11 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.