Color represents values less than threshold number indicated, and above the preceding threshold.
|0.3 %||0.8 %||1.5 %||3 %||5 %||8 %||11 %||16 %||20 %||30 %||over30 %|
Color represents values greater than threshold indicated, and below the preceding threshold.
|-0.3 %||-0.8 %||-1.5 %||-3 %||-5 %||-8 %||-11 %||-16 %||-20 %||-30 %||below-30 %|
Transport Controls allow you to navigate the history of each data set. There are 3 "rewind" and 3 "fast-forward" control buttons, which move the data grid forward or back in time, by increments of 3 months, 1 year, and 5 years.
ABS is Absolute value mode. In this mode, the data grid shows the direct (absolute) values as reported by www.federalreserve.gov. This mode is ideal for cross-checking the validity of the reported data against the originating source.
REL is the month-to-month comparison mode. Value differences from one month to the next are computed as changes by percentage, and color coded accordingly.
SMA is a "simple moving average" mode. Each cel represents one month's value, expressed as a percentage difference relative to the average value of the preceding 15 months. SMA mode is most useful for showing relative medium-term trends. Results are colorized using the Red/Green system.
The Data Series Selector allows you to change which data set you are viewing, choosing from a menu of possible sets.