Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?
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Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 by George F Huhn
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In some cases, the answer is “yes.” In a study of economists summarized in the HBR Blog Network entitled “Economists Are Overconfident. So Are You,” Justin Fox describes a study where economists were asked to make predictions based on analyzing numerical data alone, analyzing numerical data and scatter graphs, or analyzing just the scatter graphs. […]

Project Portfolio Dashboard Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 3.5
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Project Portfolio Dashboard Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 3.5

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We just launched Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 3.5, which adds a couple of great new features. First, in Bubble Chart Pro™ PLUS and Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL, you can now open your project portfolios in a Project Portfolio Dashboard. The Dashboard let’s you view and compare multiple bubble and bar charts in a single form […]

Contrasting U.S. Stock and Bond Markets Bubble Chart
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Contrasting U.S. Stock and Bond Markets Bubble Chart

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 by George F Huhn
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The difference in the U.S. Stock and Bond Markets is striking. Although the total market value for stocks is slightly over twice that for bonds ($17 trillion versus 8.1 trillion), there are over 6 times the number of bond listings versus stock listings, yet the average daily volume in stocks is almost 10 times the […]

What Are Bar Charts Doing in a Bubble Charting Application?
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What Are Bar Charts Doing in a Bubble Charting Application?

Posted on May 30, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We just launched Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 3.0 with some great new additions and features, including a bar chart module in our PLUS and OPTIMAL editions. Why bar charts? Where bubble charts are excellent at displaying the relationships of projects with each other in dimensions of their attributes, such as cost, reward, and risk, our […]

Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges
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Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges

Posted on May 10, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s Bubble Chart is from data published in an article on Yahoo! Colleges are ranked in the legend by size of endowment. “As tuition costs continue to mount at universities across the nation, some colleges are sitting on mountains of cash. And while some of that cash goes to regular campus operations or scholarships for […]

Bubble Chart of Apple’s Hardware Product Mix
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Bubble Chart of Apple’s Hardware Product Mix

Posted on May 8, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Here’s a bubble chart displaying some cumulative financial and sales data from Apple’s primary hardware product mix over the last ten years. Interesting to note how the revenue of the iPhone has exceeded the Mac and how quickly the iPad’s cumulative revenue is closing in on the iPod, even though the iPad has only 2 […]

Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 2.5 is Here!
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Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 2.5 is Here!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We just launched Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 2.5, which adds some of our users most requested new features including: Easy chart resizing by dragging the corner of the bubble chart window Project columns in the Portfolio form are locked so they are always visible when scrolling the attributes Bubble transparency has been added as a […]

Bubble Chart of America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States
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Bubble Chart of America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 by George F Huhn
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24/7 Wall Street compiled a list of  “America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States” from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Databook report (CSN). 24/7 Wall Street picked the ten states with the largest percentage of total complaints per 100,000 people and noted that states with large retirement populations were high on the list for fraud. They […]

Analyzing Crowded Bubble Charts
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Analyzing Crowded Bubble Charts

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 by George F Huhn
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How do you analyze a crowded bubble chart? The bubble chart above has 417 bubbles with many overlapping bubbles and a wide range of bubble sizes. Bubble Chart Pro™ makes it easy to analyze the chart using “Zoom Boxes.” By clicking on a selected point of the chart and dragging the mouse to another point, […]

What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?
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What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 by George F Huhn
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I read a Market Watch blog post that pointed out that Apple has a market cap that is 1.4 times Exxon Mobil’s and twice the market cap of GE’s. These bubble charts compare 22 of the 26 companies with market caps over $100 billion to see why. (Some comparable financial data wasn’t available for 4 of […]