Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2014 15:56 -0400
Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas,
When will the Fed... Raise rates? Stop buying bonds? End quantitative easing? Common questions, those, from Wall Street to Main Street. And – apparently – the online world as well, because they also reflect (literally) what Google autofills when individuals pose inquiries about future monetary policy action in the famously simple Google search box.
Since Google’s autofill algorithm constantly updates commonly entered completions for the most typically searched phrases, it provides telling insight into what Americans are thinking and asking about the Fed. And because Fed related inputs are broader than the more geographically sensitive such as “Movie theater in…” or “Shopping mall in…”, completions offered by the search engine are based on larger populations. Don’t worry - we checked. Here are some of the top autofills that followed our unfinished queries: