plot.xts with Moving Average Panel

August 20, 2012

(This article was first published on Timely Portfolio, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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As another example of all that we can do with the new plot.xts, let’s try to do a price plot with a moving average overlays.  We will use the ETFs shown by Mebane Faber at  With the panel functionality, it is very easy to specify a panel to draw the price line and then add the calculated moving average.  Notice how in all the examples, the recession block appears easily and very nicely.

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Also, if you wanted to specify some funky layouts, we have that option.  For this case, I do not think it makes much sense, but in the future I will demonstrate some more appropriate uses.

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Or as one more example, let’s change it up just slightly.

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R code in GIST (do raw for copy/paste and also install xtsExtra from r-forge):

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