children of an idle brain

On double Y-axis charts

Every time I see somebody plotting two lines on a chart with two separate Y-axes, my bullshit detector goes haywire. Here linked is another great example of the charlatanery* and this comment…

“…this is the type of reasoning you’d expect from a seven-year-old from a stone-age culture, not from someone who can be trusted to manage people’s money.”

…is right on the mark, too.
In fact, this one’s an even worse example because it runs the double sin of messing with the timelines too. But the really funny thing is that this time it’s freakin’ Raymond James proposing the anal ytical stupidity, a supposedly reputable shop and not some dubious tinfoil hat extremist.

In short RJ, your analyst needs a large dose of pinkslip.

*dat a word?

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