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Old 03-04-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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What is Wrong with the Yahoo Charts?

I like the Yahoo stock charts:

but lately they are just wrong. For example, this shows the S&P being up .1% when it's really up 2.08%. It's been like this for days -- am I reading it correctly??

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Old 03-04-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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I read it the same way as you. I selected just about every chart option they offer to see if the problem involved one of their options, but they all show the same incorrect y axis when it's scaled to % (as it is when one does a comparison). The line graph is correct, but the % scale is wrong.
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The problem appears to be with a bad data point for the previous close. Yesterday's close was 696.33, not 710.53.
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Seems like they're using today's open, not yesterday's close. I noticed that yesterday. But today that's not quite right either, but closer to right than yesterday's close.
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Oh, I got it now, they look into the future and use the closing value as the zero percent line. Good to know.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:12 PM   #6
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yahoo charts have been flaky for years. currently i can't get the new chart style in IE8, but works fine in Firefox and Safari 4.

i like to use stockcharts, but you have to pay to set up portfolios.
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