Savings Bond search trends on Google

Thursday, May 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ

Google has just introduced a new feature that shows, in relative terms, the activity for specific search terms over time. Click here to see the Google trends for Savings Bond searches.

I’ve set this up to show searches that included savings bonds, savings bond, i bond, or ee bond and to only include searches from the U.S.

You can see a jump in searches each time new rates are announced in May and November, but the surprise is the large number of year-end searches. Could those be related to people wanting to give Savings Bonds as gifts? Or is it related to year-end bonuses and investing decisions?

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On May 18th, 2006 Dan said:

Sorry, that was my fault. My friends ditched me on New Year’s Eve, so I drank egg nog and googled savings bond info all night. 🙂

On May 18th, 2006 Tom Adams said:

Dan, Dan, Dan….

On May 19th, 2006 NoSchmuck said:

I’ve had fun looking at trends on google and trying to spot patterns. For what it is worth, both “college fund” and “mutual fund” have a similar year-end boost as the one you found.

Here’s a fun one to think about. Explain trend pattern for “communism”.

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