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Q: economics: charting housing starts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: economics: charting housing starts
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: lightray-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 14:41 PDT
Expires: 06 Aug 2006 14:41 PDT
Question ID: 744213
I would like to have a chart reproduced, with the background data
collected in Microsoft Excel, and also have links to the source data. 
The chart I would like to have replicated can be found at: , and the particular
chart on that page I want replicated is --the first chart
showing a stochastic chart versus recession periods.

Request for Question Clarification by welte-ga on 08 Jul 2006 15:19 PDT
Hi lightray-ga, Are you looking for the X-Y points that when plotted
will reproduce the blue curve on the graph or do you want the analysis
that generated the data in the graph?


Clarification of Question by lightray-ga on 09 Jul 2006 21:33 PDT
I want the analysis that generated the graph.  when new data is
available, I plan to add it to the analysis and update the graph.  I'd
expect there's a time series of housing start data available from the
department of housing.  If you can find the link to that data, and
enter it in the spreadsheet, and then perform the exponential
smoothing that's described int he paper, then the question would be
Subject: Re: economics: charting housing starts
Answered By: elmarto-ga on 10 Jul 2006 09:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
You'll find an Excel file with the Housing Starts data, exponential
moving average, stochastic and graph similar to the one you provide at
the following link:
[Choose "Free" Download in order to get it]

The raw data on Housing Starts was taken from the FRED system, from
the Federal Reseve Bank of St. Louis. You can find this data at the
following link:

I hope this helps! If you have any doubt regarding my answer, please
don't hesitate to request clarification before rating it. Otherwise, I
await your rating and final comments.

Best wishes!
lightray-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
PERFECT!  this is exactly what I asked for, and was done very well.

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