Endless Metrics provides quantitative analysis on the current, past, and future state of the market and economy. This analysis is produced with independence and objectivity for the benefit of individuals within the finance profession and for those outside of the industry seeking to learn more about the market.
Insured unemployment is like the regular unemployment ratio but with the benefit of having weekly releases as opposed to monthly releases for the main unemployment rate. In a time when the economic... (read more)
People filing for unemployment is a useful metric but there is another related metric that one might look for as well. That is, once people file for unemployment, how many people are still on... (read more)
Jobs are fundamental to both the stock market and GDP. If you don’t have jobs, you don’t have companies with stocks to trade. If you don’t have jobs, you aren’t producing any stuff that gets measured by... (read more)
Volume is a measurement of how much a particular stock (or index) is trading. If investors are buying and selling a lot of shares, a stock has high volume. If they aren't doing a lot of buying and... (read more)
A stock's beta sounds like a complicated concept but it has a fairly straightforward explanation. If a stock's beta is one, it tends to move in step with the overall market. A stock with a beta less than... (read more)