Forex Rates as Horizon Graphs

Horizon graphs provide a compressed visualization of rate changes over time. While these graphs may require some time to get used to, they can be very useful when comparing a large number of line graphs in a single screen. (Find out more.)

Bands: Time Span: Negative:

About these Horizon Graphs

Horizon graphs were developed by Panopticon. The graphs above are generated as follows:

Step 1: Price movement is plotted for a set time span, with the x axis (zero point) representing the average price over the time span. (Currency rates are taken from the close price of candlesticks for each time period.)

Step 2: Color is varied over a set number of bands to make patterns and exceptions more visible. Blue bands show positive price movement relative to the zero point; red bands show negative rate movement.

Step 3: Increases and decreases are both placed in a shared vertical space (the negative values can set to be either mirror or offset).

Step 4: The color bands are collapsed to take up less vertical space.

This is for general information purposes only - Examples shown are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect current prices from OANDA. It is not investment advice or an inducement to trade. Past history is not an indication of future performance.

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