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Old 01-10-2007, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Performance Chart

MFs are a longer term investment. We can elect to see charts of any period up to a year and then charts of previous years.

The first thing I wanted to see is a chart covering 5 years and then a chart showing performance from inception.

Perhaps I missed something but I didn't see this option.

otherwise this will be a terrific resource Sim

Thanks mate,


UPDATE: Just noticed that the earlier years still finish at current date. So halfway there already!

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Old 01-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback Simon.

You are correct in that there is currently no option to show charts for 5 years or from inception.

I did this deliberately for several reasons ... firstly, for performance - showing that much data with daily unit prices can be very database/resource intensive. I might implement a monthly or quarterly return chart for longer periods, which will still give the same overall performance, but with slightly less detail and a lot less performance problems!

Secondly, when you consider periods of longer than a couple of years, you start to get a curved graph due to compounding effects. To represent compounding returns on a chart accurately, you really need to use logarithmic charts. The charting software I'm using doesn't currently support having a logarithmic axis, although I believe there is an upgrade available (for a cost) which will ... I just haven't investigated it yet.

I will add logarithmic charts and monthly/quarterly return based charts to my to-do list.


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