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Check in often to our blog where we may just surprise you with quick random thoughts about Excel, business, and the economy.

### Professional Quality Excel Chart Labels, Legends, and Colors

The following Excel chart shows that Excel really CAN generate professional-quality chart figures. Here are some general strategies to consider… 1. Set up your data-plumbing correctly....

### Three Charts Showing Covid-19’s Economic Damage

The following Excel figure shows three indicators of the US economy.Chart 1 measures the number of new unemployment claims during the past...

### Here’s How Inflation Could Affect the Value of Your Home

November 5, 2021 Inflation is rising in the U.S. And that made me wonder how a higher rate of inflation could affect the price of...

The data you display in charts often takes on new meaning when you display it in the context of other data. One way to add...

### A Lesson in Excel Analysis Learned from Rising US Inflation

Looking at the trends in the annual rate of change (ROC) of business and economic measures is an excellent way to reveal hidden information...

### Calculate Mortgage Payments and Your ROA with an Excel CalcPlot Chart

An Excel CalcPlot Chart allows you to plot values in three dimensions, not merely two. Here are two examples. Mortgage Paments Mortgage interest rates are at...

### Show Top and Bottom Results in a Chart-Table

The workbook that supports the following figure does a lot of work! First, it uses Power Query to download the weekly unemployment claims and the...

### Dashboard-Like Excel Charts of International Consumer Confidence

The following Excel figure displays its charts in a dashboard-like format. At least, it's in a format that dashboards should use! When you use simple...

### How to Remove a Speed Bump From Your Excel Charts

Because managers need QUICK insight, we should remove as many speed bumps as possible from our reports and analyses. The following figure with two Excel...

### An Excel Chart of a Major U.S. Supply Chain Problem

October 23, 2021 A shortage of truckers now appears to be the greatest problem with the United States' supply chain. In fact, President Biden said in...