Saturday, May 15, 2021

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### How to Create Cycle Plots in Excel to Chart Seasonal Sales Data

If your company's sales are seasonable, you've probably seen a chart that looks something like the first one below. This Excel chart shows the continuous...

### How to Work with Dates Before 1900 in Excel

(Download the workbook.) If you work with dates prior to the year 1900, Excel's standard date-handling system will be no help. However, there are several...

### Fun with XY (Scatter) Charts in Excel

Because I’d been working hard on a project for many months, I once decided to take a break and play around with XY charts…which...

### Compare Loan Payment Options in Excel

When you’re comparing your payment options for mortgage loans, your choices can be overwhelming... When in St. Ives, I found a home, Then looked at seven...

### How to Create and Use Dynamic Range Names in Excel

(Download the example workbooks.) We Excel users often refer to ranges that need to move or expand in future versions of our reports. For example: ...

### How to Create Monte Carlo Models and Forecasts Using Excel Data Tables

(Download the workbook.) (This is the second of two articles about normal distributions. The first article is, How to Return Random Numbers from a Normal...

### Why INDEX-MATCH Is Far Better Than VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP in Excel

(Download the workbook.) Excel’s VLOOKUP function is more popular than the INDEX-MATCH function combination, probably because when Excel users need to look up data then a "lookup" function...

### How to Use Excel Formulas to Calculate a Term-Loan Amortization Schedule

"How do I calculate cumulative principal and interest for term loans? I have scoured the web for a function that will perform this task,...

### An Introduction to Excel’s Normal Distribution Functions

(Download the workbook.) When a visitor asked me how to generate a random number from a Normal distribution she set me to thinking about doing statistics...

### 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...

### How to Split and Index Delimited Text with Excel Formulas

For the longest time I've wished that Microsoft would add a SPLIT function to Excel. The function would have a syntax like this... =SPLIT(text, delimiter,...

### Warren Buffett, Inflation, and Excel

On May 3, 2021, CNBC quoted Warren Buffett saying, “We are seeing very substantial inflation. We are raising prices. People are raising prices to...