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Some really great financial analysis tools here.

Treemaps (for S&P, world, filter by sector, period, drill down as far as you want)

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Same info as bubbles, with roll over graphs:

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Bar, Spectrum, and other performance charts by industry, country, or capitalization:

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Tables of insider trading:

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Futures:

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Foreign Exchange:

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And a crazy filter system for stock tables:

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The Economic Policy Institute has a collection of interactive charts covering employment, GDP, and capacity utilization. There are also filters to facilitate quick comparisons across recession periods.

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Joint effort of the Brookings Institute and the Financial Times. Click on a country to open a PDF with detailed information. Or, you can look at the summary for all countries. Related Brookings post.

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The Washington Post’s new “Post Politics” online section has an excellent map of elections (Senate, House, and Governor), all updated regularly. Click around for a while – there are a large number of filters, drill downs, and highlights to play with.

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Central bank rates from 2004-present (updated 4/20). See how countries are exiting from their stimulus policies.

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The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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Nice collection of employment charts, updated monthly.

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Updated November 24th. The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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A nice dashboard digging deep into unemployment stats. Updated monthly.

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Updated November 2nd. The map displays unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, or a composite “stress index”, by county. In the upper right you can change the period the %-change is calculated for. To look at data over time, click on the “Oct.2007 to present” option and a historical slider will appear at the bottomDouble click on a region to zoom in; click & hold to move around.

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Timeline of recession and recovery (the Adversity Index) from Moodys/MSNBC (1995-2009). You can drill down to individual metro areas by clicking on a state.  The Adversity Index page has a number of related articles.

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There’s also a map of “recession resistant areas” (has had no more than 9 months of recession over the past 15 years).

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