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My original website was launched in February 2005 using a domain name based on my real name, Doug Short. I'm a first wave boomer with a Ph.D. in English from Duke and a lifelong interest in economics and finance. In 2011 my website was acquired by Advisor Perspectives.

Doug Short Advisor Perspectives

Vehicle Miles Traveled: Another Look at Our Evolving Behavior

[unable to retrieve full-text content] "Travel on all roads and streets changed by -0.3% (-0.9 billion vehicle miles) for June 2019 as compared with June 2018. Travel for the month is estimated to be 279.7 billion vehicle miles." The 12-month moving average was down 0.03% month-over-month and up 0.6% year-over-year. If we factor in population growth, the 12-month MA of the civilian population-adjusted data (age 16-and-over) is down 0.09% month-over-month and up 0.1%...

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ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update

[unable to retrieve full-text content] This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) is currently at 144.0, down 1.6 from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at -1.51%, down from last week. The WLI Growth indicator is now at -0.54, down from the previous week.

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