Monday, May 13, 2013

More Graph Porn

This is a test post to showcase a new set of data I just finished tweaking with.



The script might not work... the data feed tends to fall over and break things. If you get the error "All series on a given axis must be of the same data type", I am looking into a fix. Hopefully I can make it stable enough to make a graph page or two here on the blog so you can watch progress.

A quick blurb about the graph above. I wanted to answer the question of "Does the market follow the 'reality' of manufacturing, or just the instant-value". As we can see above, it's the latter. Not all is lost, there are still some gems to be gleamed from the trend above, but the green line highlights the reality that manufacturing on long time-scales is a bigger bet than cashing in on the short term bubble. It also goes a ways to affirm my intuition that build-and-hold is a losing proposition, at least as long as raw material costs fall.

If the above won't load, here's a picture of what it's supposed to look like