INDEPENDENT ECONOMIC RESEARCH
& DATA ANALYTICS

Straightforward, unbiased & affordable insights.

WELCOME TO PIXELICS

"Pixelics was built on the idea that quality, independent economic research and data analytics need not cost an arm and a leg. Through the use of always up-to-date interactive indicators, proprietary social media analytics and expert economic commentary, we can offer insights that don't exist anywhere else. If you are after a straightforward, unbiased perspective on a range of topics in Australia and beyond then you have come to the right place."

Dr Justin Pyvis, Founder and CEO of Pixelics. Justin is a published academic with a wealth of experience from working at AECOM, a global consultancy on the Fortune 500 and more recently with Asianomics Group, an economic, corporate and technical analysis research company based in Hong Kong.

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INTUITIVE, INTERACTIVE INDICATORS

Our library of always up-to-date indicators present official sources alongside millions of rows of disaggregated social media data with which you can interact.

ON ANY DEVICE

We use proprietary data gathering techniques and analytical expertise to put together indicators that present data in a way that informs and enlightens rather than complicate and obfuscate.

AT ANY TIME

On top of our interactive indicators library all Pixelics Plus subscribers receive regular commentary from our independent economics team, examining the latest trends in the Australian economy and beyond.

INDEPENDENT ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Our economics team provides quality, cutting-edge research on a range of topics in Australia and beyond. No spin, no BS, no vested interests. Just the cold, hard truth.

SIGN UP TODAY

For free during the open beta, verified accounts will get access to:

  • Our entire library of interactive, up-to-date indicators.
  • Millions of rows of disaggregated social media data not available anywhere else.
  • All of our independent economic research.
  • Short video updates from our economics team.
  • No adverts, pop-ups or other annoyances.
  • Direct access to our authors via email.

Questions? Contact our support team at any time.

Frequently asked questions

This FAQ will be constantly updated as new questions or issues arise. If you cannot find what you are after, please send us an email or a tweet.

"Pixelics was built on the idea that quality, independent economic research and data analytics need not cost an arm and a leg. Through the use of always up-to-date interactive indicators, proprietary social media analytics and regular economic commentary, we can offer insights that quite simply don't exist anywhere else. If you are after a straightforward, unbiased perspective on a range of topics in Australia and beyond then you have come to the right place."

— Dr Justin Pyvis, Founder and CEO of Pixelics. Justin is a published economist who has a wealth of experience from working at AECOM, a global consultancy on the Fortune 500 and more recently with Asianomics Group, an economic, corporate and technical analysis research company based in Hong Kong.

We work around the clock to continuously pull the latest data from social media and statistical agencies so that you don't have to. After making sense of it all we then present that data to our subscribers in the form of intuitive, interactive indicators and regular economic research.

We try to have our indicators updated within an hour of an official data release and we push social activity updates on a weekly basis. Research and video updates are released at the discretion of our economists.

"Social chatter" is our term for the change in total social activity, e.g. tweets, on a particular subject matter. We record and store millions of user comments over a long period of time, feed them through our in-house algorithm and then output the results in the form of a standard deviation from the long run trend. Our "Social chatter" series are updated weekly and thus run well ahead of official data sources. When you see a significant spike, positive or negative, it might indicate a turning point.

Yes, to a degree. While account sharing is strictly prohibited, we encourage users to share our free content and subscribers may use static versions of our indicators provided the Pixelics logo remains clearly visible.

Our private research, as indicated by this symbol below the title , is for subscriber eyes only. For more information, please have a read of our Terms of service.

We use javascript to load all of our interactive indicators. Sometimes older Internet Explorer (IE) browsers fail to show indicators when the security setting "ActiveX controls and plug-ins" => "Binary and script behavious" is disabled. This happens very rarely on user computers but we do see it from time to time on company networks. What happens is that IE fails to draw any of the vector graphics and only the the text is shown.

To resolve this issue and many others where an indicator fails to properly load, please try enabling javascript and/or binary and script behavious in your broswer settings before contacting support.

Our basic plan is completely free and for the duration of the beta, so is our Plus plan. That means while the beta continues, all verified users get:

  • Our entire library of interactive, up-to-date indicators.
  • Millions of rows of disaggregated social media data not available anywhere else.
  • All of our independent economic research.
  • Short video updates from our economics team.
  • No adverts, pop-ups or other annoyances.
  • Direct access to our authors via email.

We do not handle any of your payment data directly. All subscriptions are processed through the Stripe network (think PayPal but better), which boasts the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. For more information, please have a read of our Privacy policy.

We only collect the bare minimum - just enough to allow our website to function as intended. For more detailed information on exactly what we collect, please have a read of our Privacy policy.

ABOUT PIXELICS

Tired of the talking heads and their vested interests? Tired of paying far too much for independent research? Then you have come to the right place.

Pixelics was founded to provide an outlet for truly independent economic and political analysis in Australia without the bullshit, bias or condescending attitude. And all for for the price of just a few cups of coffee.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

We offer all Pixelics Plus subscribers unlimited access to our 17 (and counting!) proprietary economic indicators. Our indicators incorporate official statistics along with social media activity to help you to know when Australia's macroeconomic environment begins to turn, for better or for worse.

LATEST DATA

We use custom analytical tools to ensure that all of our indicators are up to date, all of the time. Official data are incorporated into our indicators as they are released. Our social media analytics are updated at the end of every week, keeping us several steps ahead of the backward-looking mainstream.

INSIGHTFUL ANALYSIS

You won't find commentary like ours in the mainstream because we believe that facts are facts, no matter how uncomfortable they may be. We have no vested interests; no dependence upon particular industries for our wages. Just real experts with the freedom to state what they really believe.

REAL EXPERTS

Pixelics is the brainchild of Dr Justin Pyvis, a published academic with a wealth of experience from working at AECOM, a global consultancy on the Fortune 500 and more recently with Asianomics Group, an economic, corporate and technical analysis research company based in Hong Kong.