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How to Create Graphs

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  • 1. STOCK MARKET GAME CREATING YOUR STOCK MARKET GRAPHS
  • 2.  
  • 3. Building Your Graphs with Excel
    • Log on to the SMG using your User Name and Password
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    • Click on the Investor Research link in the blue TRADING menu.
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    • Type in the Ticker for the Stock you are interested in looking up and click GO
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    • Double Click on the Graph to enlarge.
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    • Change the Time Frame to 2 months so you can view the weeks of the SMG 10/2/06 – 12/08/06.
    • Change the Frequency to weekly .
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  • 13. READING THE GRAPH
    • Looking at the first bar on the graph (Oct), move your finger up to find the X axis of the graph.
    • Then move your finger across to the right to find the close price located on the right. (This price is the Y axis for 10/6/06.)
    • Follow this same procedure for each bar to fill in your Excel Spreadsheet for 10/2/06 – 12/08/06.
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  • 16. MAKING YOUR GRAPH IN EXCEL After you fill in all of your closing prices, you will need to create your graph.
    • Click on the first close price.
    • While having this selected, hold down shift and click on your last close price which will highlight/select all of your closing prices.
    • Then click on insert chart.
    • Click on the Line chart type.
    • Click Next .
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    • Click on the Series tab .
    • Click on the right side of the Name box.
    • Click on the cell that has the name of your stock.
    • Click on the right side of the Source Data: Name to return back to your graph.
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    • Click to the right of the Category (X) axis labels.
    • Click on week 1 , hold down the Shift key, and then select week 9 to select weeks 1-9.
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    • Click on the right of the Chart Wizard – Step 2 of 4 – Chart Source Data – Category (X) to return back to your graph.
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    • Click Next
    • Type in the Chart Title
      • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 10/02/06 – 12/08/06
    • Type in the Category (X) axis:
      • Week #
    • Type in the Value (Y) axis:
      • Closing Prices
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    • Click Next .
    • Click Finish .
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  • 32.
    • Click File and Click Save As
      • Click on your H drive
      • Change the File Name to: SMG Graphs
      • Save
    • Click on your graph to select.
    • Click File and Click Print
    • Create a cover sheet in Word with the name of your group members.
    • Staple your Cover Sheet and all of your graphs together and turn in!