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I always find these graphs a bit misleading because a 100% increase balances with a 50% decrease. It would be nice to have a graph that was symmetrical about 0 in the case of zero return over time but it probably isn't possible.


A logarithmic scale on the vertical axis would do what you want. I think you can make a case for both ways of presenting the data though.


I thought you might find this graphic interesting: http://www.theatlantic.com/images/issues/200901/bush-map.gif

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