Is there a graphic or dataset way to campare the performance of the main currencies over the years?

I mean a graph that allows to compare many currencies on the same chart, and not two currencies at time

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    Define "performance", please. That's not a word normally associated with currency.
    – keshlam
    Dec 6, 2014 at 19:38
  • I mean the trend of the exchange ratio
    – Ale
    Dec 6, 2014 at 19:44
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    Historical exchange rates and graph paper (or general-purpose graphing programs, or graph support in spreadsheet programs) are fairly easy to obtain... plot it yourself?
    – keshlam
    Dec 6, 2014 at 19:52

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As @keshlam mentioned, OANDA and many other websites offer daily histories of exchange rates for download. I recommend downloading the history of each exchange rate you care about versus a common currency (such as USD). Then use your favorite data analysis tool (R, Excel, ...) to plot them all on the same graph with date on the X axis and value-in-USD on the Y axis. (You might want to scale some of them first; KRW and JPY, for example, are worth so little in USD that you won't even be able to see their movements.)

  • If you don't want to pay for Excel. Open Office has a spread sheet product as well.
    – rhaskett
    Dec 12, 2014 at 21:56
  • Or LibreOffice as I think it's now called.
    – dg99
    Dec 12, 2014 at 21:58
  • OANDA seems very good (+1), but is limited to 500 days and would like to analize last 10 years
    – Ale
    Dec 12, 2014 at 23:03
  • I Googled "currency rates historical" and got a page full of sites that all look like they might have what you need for free. Give them a shot.
    – dg99
    Dec 13, 2014 at 0:50

MyCurrencyTransfer offers really good historical currency information over a 12 month period, broken down by over 160 cross currency pairings.

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