Comments on: Chart of the day: World trade in recessions http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: James Kwak http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/comment-page-1/#comment-2832 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 23:49:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/#comment-2832 Daniel – Those are YoY percentage changes, so the total volume of world trade doesn’t matter. At least not on the first order. It’s not as if the Y-axis is in dollars, in which case your point would be very valid.

Felix – My apologies. I posted the exact same chart last night (well after you did), but at the time I didn’t realize you had done it first.

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By: Daniel M. Harrison http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/comment-page-1/#comment-2791 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:53:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/#comment-2791 Another spectacularly misleading chart, given the percentage of world trade in previous eras vs. today.

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By: lark http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/comment-page-1/#comment-2778 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:52:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/#comment-2778 World trade: good riddance to bad rubbish

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By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/comment-page-1/#comment-2772 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:53:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/#comment-2772 Forgot to mention my favorite chart is the one that shows how the cost of funds has lowered. It’s kind of amazingly flat because this mess wasn’t preceded by a runup in interest rates and thus we can’t see the desperation in the moves by the Fed. I stared at that chart and thought, “Gee, one lesson is that if you’d raised rates before, it would like you’d have accomplished more now.” It’s a perverse world.

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By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/comment-page-1/#comment-2770 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:44:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/chart-of-the-day-world-trade-in-recessions/#comment-2770 Those are the most amazing charts and Paul Swartz deserves a lot of credit for them.

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