I know this is probably a question for Finance SE, but they are an intimidating bunch over there - I hope somebody here may be able to help.
With the recent turmoil, I thought I should really try to understand how the economy works, in order to make the best decisions with my money. So this morning I decided to hop to my favourite newsagent and treat myself to a copy of the Financial Times. I wasn't ready for what I found!
Puzzlers, I'm puzzled! None of those graphs make sense to me, there are pages full of tiny numbers, and I haven't even got a clue what the ads are trying to sell me!
I copied an example below. There wasn't a caption, so I have no idea what it is. I wonder if someone could explain it to me - I am sure Economics is one of those things where you only need to get started, then you can work out the rest.
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