Here goes my story for the The Data Geek Challenge
I took the Stock values from the EUR/USD from 01.01.1971 to today (Monthly values)
Well I think I first need to explain a little:
-every monthly entry has an Opening, Closing, High, Low price
With this info I started.
I was curious about some statements you hear the last time:
-is the range (difference between High and low) bigger the last time
-can I simple visualize the bigger and smaller stock market crashes
Well Here are the visualizations :
First up, the tag cloud representation for the dates were we had the biggest negative range (Open-Close)
Well indeed the difficult years (crashes and other big pull downs) are nicely in the center!
And see there…2008 was actually the biggest monthly fall from 1971 till now!
In a Phie Chart…we also see…at 1.10.2008 we had a drop in the EURUSD of 2.24%…
Same view in the Tree Map
And we also can see that the ranges go bigger and bigger if markets are dropping
Well it’s it’s a nice tool I think… maybe not that suitable for Stock-markets….
Anyway I learned the basics of SAP Lumira