Spread Graph Visualizations
The Spread Graph displays the variance or spread between two time-based data series. It is a useful cousin of the Line Graph, Stack Graph and Horizon Graph time series data visualizations, but the Spread Graph is particularly useful for comparisons of two correlated series in order to identify important changes in the two series over time. Combine Spread Graphs with Treemaps, Heatmaps or other similar visualizations to provide a more detailed view of the same data at a point in time selected from the Spread Graph.
Use cases in capital markets
Financial services clients often use Spread Graphs in their analytical dashboards to:
- Compare a stock's price performance to a benchmark
- Compare the performance for two separate equities
- Compare a bond's yield to a benchmark rate or compare the yield of two bonds over time
- Compare the price performance of a mutual fund to a market index