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What a dreadfully junk-rich info-poor presentation. Just think if they'd plotted the twenty nine or so stock market positions as a panel of sparklines against Greenwich Mean Time instead. If there was a pattern there, you'd expect to see them go down one by one.

I hate to nitpick, but given the purpose of this blog, it seems appropriate: the chart raises the question: what do the gold dots represent? In order to beg a question, the chart would need to be making a circular argument.


No name: It may feel like this blog is all nitpicking but I try hard to mix in some examples of good charts. Most of the reader submissions are about chartjunk and since there is so much of those out there, it's not surprising. So here is my appeal for readers to send in exemplary charts once in a while!

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