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Multiple Currency Comparison (2D Charts & 3D Model)

The multiple currency comparison application, in the Chart section under the "Multiple Currency Comparison" tab, is an application for comparing percentage changes of different currencies with respect to one common reference. The reference can be another currency or commodity such as gold. Currently only forex currencies are available for comparison.

This application offers improved visualization for comparing multiple currencies simultaneously in 2D and 3D as they change in time with respect to that reference.
The 2D option is available to everyone; the 3D option is only available for Professional subscribers. Click here to get your 30 day FREE trial.

Go to the multiple currency comparison application.


Overview
For the 2D version the reference currency is always set at 0%. One or more currencies can be plotted on the same chart and the percentage change will be in comparison to the reference currency. All selected currencies start at the same 0% point and their changes are plotted compared to the selected reference.

In the 3D version the functionality is similar. At least 3 currencies must be plotted. They are plotted equidistant to the 0% start point which is the center of a circle as seen from the top of the model looking down. As the time moves to the present, the level increases and decreases depending on the percentage change relative to the 0% center point. Between each 2 currencies, the complex 3D surface must pass through the 0% plane level. This creates hills and valleys in the 3D model offering the ability to easily visualize the percentage changes over time. A 2D comparison mini chart is presented on the top left corner. It displays the 2D version of the currently viewed 3D model. Any change in the time range of the 3D model will be reflected on the 2D chart. Vice versa, any change in the range of the 2D chart will be reflected on the 3D model.

Data can be streamed and is constantly updated. As data is updated, the start point is maintained and the end point is expanded. This differs from the Advanced Flash Chart which moves the window without changing its width. This is because in the 2D application a fixed reference is crucial to understanding and keeping the data relevant. As new data is added to the end of the window, the start date stays the same, thus increasing the width of the time window displayed as time goes on but keeping track of the percentage change to a common fixed relative reference.

In the 3D model you can zoom in and out, rotate the model or translate it in space. However when the data is updated after streaming or after changing the time window or any transformation, the same angle rotations and location is kept to keep the transition smooth and continuous thereby making it easier to visualize and compare changes in percentage.

A history chart is provided in the 2D and 3D application so you can keep track of the time window with respect to the historical data. Since the application presents percentage change relative to a start point, the start point in the history chart is always the oldest data and the time window graph in the history window will not reflect a zoomed in version of the window. The time window graph in the history window does provide the ability to see an expanded and broader view of the whole historical data and the ability to maneuver within its limits.

The addition of the history chart allows for the ability to monitor and compare relative price change in time. A player is provided to automatically simulate the history window sliding in time as the resulting window snapshot is updated in the 3D model or the relative chart. You can pick the width of the window and can select the player speed rate. This offers a unique way of viewing price change in time for a specified time window range.




2D
Features

  • Plots all percentage change data.
  • A history window is shown underneath the price chart showing all the currently loaded data. A highlighted window on that history chart shows where you are in the time span. This highlighted window can be resized to change the plotted range and it can also be dragged. All changes are reflected to the main chart and any changes in the main chart are reflected in the history window.
  • The main chart can be resized by rolling the mouse wheel over the chart inwards or outwards. The chart can also be dragged by the mouse to the right for older data or to the left for newer data. All changes will be reflected in the history window.
  • All data is streamed and the main chart and history charts constantly update.
  • The chart also offers the ability to set the start and end datetime of the range in the 2 boxes on the top left corner of the chart. The range is updated with an "Enter" click or pressing the "Update" button. The input fields only accept valid input and the range is updated to the closest results possible. The absolute difference and percentage range of that current range is shown next to the "Update" link too. If changes are being made in field boxes, clicking "Esc" or pressing outside textboxes anywhere other than the "Update" link will undo the entered values and return to previous values.
  • Dynamic horizontal and vertical trackers are also available. The vertical tracker will always position at the closest valid data point. The horizontal tracker is free and will reflect exact mouse position. It shows the interpolated value of the current y-axis point on the right margin with the rest of the y-axis labels. The current data is shown on top of the chart. It changes value when the mouse is positioned over another point. The color of the data is the same as the color of the indicator line.
  • A history player above the history chart allows for automatic sliding of the history window in time like a movie with the options to pause, speed up or slow down the motion in time.
  • One click range view updates: Quick links have been added as shortcuts to select common range views. A simple click will update the current range span.


Relative Price 2D with Visible Options Menu

Labels:
A: Reference symbol drop down menu
B: Check box symbols list to be plotted relative to reference symbol
C: Color Picker for each symbol checkbox
D: Select all symbols to plot
E: Reset all symbols selection
F: Sample rate (1minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day)
G: Dimensions option, 2D to plot relative chart, 3D to draw 3D relative price model.
H: Submit button to plot data
I: Hide options menu button



Relative Price 2D with Hidden Options Menu

Labels:
A: Date time label for current point in time above which cross hair is located
B: Percentage change of data series in that point in time
C: Show options menu button
D: Cross hair set to mouse cursor location
E: Data series plot, different symbols differentiated by unique color
F: Dynamic tracker interpolates value on vertical axis
G: Start date box, used to indicate or manually set the start date
H: End date box, used to indicate or manually set the end date
I: Update button, when clicked will update the time window to range between start and end date
J: Play/Pause history player button, when clicked, plays or pauses the history window slide
K: History player Speed Up button
L: Speed bar, can be dragged by mouse to control speed of history window motion
M: History player Slow Down button
N: Percentage change in time window for specific symbol
O: The history time window which reflects the chart on display, can be dragged and resized by mouse
P: The history chart indicates all historical data available for display

Go to the multiple currency comparison application.

3D
The 3D comparison application is only available for BBForex Professional subscribers.
Features
  • Plots any 3 or more symbols' percentage change in the 3D model relative to a reference symbol. A label is displayed next to each symbolís part of the model which is also colored uniquely for that symbol.
  • A history window is shown underneath the 3D model showing all the currently loaded data. A highlighted window on that history chart shows where you are in time span. This highlighted window can be resized to change the rendered range and it can also be dragged. All changes made in the history window are reflected to the main 3D model.
  • All data is streamed and the main 3D model and history chart constantly update.
  • The 3D model offers the ability to set the start and end datetime of the range in the 2 boxes on the top left corner of the history chart. The range is updated with an "Enter" click or pressing the "Update" button. The input fields only accept valid input and the range is updated to the closest results possible. The percentage change of that current range is shown next to the "Update" link for each symbol. If changes are being made in field boxes, clicking "Esc" or pressing outside textboxes anywhere other than the "Update" link will undo the entered values and return to previous values.
  • You can manipulate the 3D model using the controller underneath it or by using shortcut keyboard or mouse actions. The controller offers the ability to zoom in and out, move the model up, down, right or left and rotate the model around the horizontal or vertical axis as well as return it to original rotation.
  • The model can be rotated without the use of the controller buttons. You can zoom in and out using the mouse wheel, move up, down, left or right using the keyboard arrow keys and you can rotate the model using the mouse by dragging the model to rotate around the vertical or horizontal axis.
  • A history player above the history chart provides automatic sliding of the history window in time like a movie with the options to pause, speed up or slow down the motion in time.
  • One click range view updates: Quick links have been added as shortcuts to select common range views. A simple click will update the current range span.
  • 2D comparison chart mini snapshot is also presented on the top left corner with dynamic trackers. Mini chart can be dragged in time and zoomed in and out with mouse. Any change to mini chart range will be reflected on the 3D model and history chart. Similarly, any change to history chart will be reflected on the 3D model as well as the 2D comparison chart.


Relative Price 3D with Visible Options Menu

Relative Price 3D with Hidden Options Menu

Labels:
A: The 3D price model can be rotated by mouse drag, zoomed in and out by mouse wheel, moved up, down, right, left by arrow keys
B: Colored region reflects a specific symbolís region on the model
C: The label next to the model, colored in the same color, indicates the regionís symbol
D: Zoom in button
E: Zoom out button
F: Move model upwards
G: Move model downwards
H: Move model to the right
I: Move model to the left
J: Rotate model around horizontal axis downwards
K: Rotate model around horizontal axis upwards
L: Rotate model around vertical axis towards the right
M: Rotate model around vertical axis towards the left
N: Return model to original angle orientation
O: Center of the model is the start point in time corresponds to 0% level
P: The line between each symbol region corresponds to 0% level
Q: The edge of model corresponds to end point in time range
R: The time window being displayed in 3D, can be dragged and resized and changes will be reflected in 3D model
S. Mini initeractive 2D Comparison Chart, reflects the same range as the 3D model and history chart
T. Shortcut Range Selection Buttons

Go to the multiple currency comparison application.

Underneath the start, end dates and motion controller of the history chart, a list of shortcut range links are displayed: Shortcut Range Span Buttons
Click on the "9m" link to display the last 9 months of data, "YTD" to display year to date data, etc.

History Chart Range Selection




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