Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

by Bill McBride on 12/25/2010 08:50:00 AM

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

• First some news: From the WSJ: China Raises Rates Amid Inflation Fight

The People's Bank of China said Saturday that effective Sunday, it will raise the one-year yuan lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.81% from 5.56% ...
• For your enjoyment, here are the galleries of most of the graphs I post. The Galleries are grouped by Employment, New Home Sales, Existing Home Sales, Housing (like starts), Manufacturing, GDP, and much more. There are tabs for each gallery at the top.

Clicking on a tab will load a gallery. Then thumbnails will appear below the main graph for all of the graphs in the selected gallery. Clicking on the thumbnails will display each graph. Enjoy!

• And a little gift ... a common question, using excel, is how do you get from this:
Recession Shading
to this:
Recession Shading
Here is a simple step-by-step example of one way to do it: How do you put recession bars on graphs using Excel (I use Excel 2010; but this works for 2007).

Thanks to all. Happy Holidays!