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High Interest Chart Sorting Order
March 11, 2020
10:39 am
archangel
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I notice the GIC chart's table is defaulted to sort descending, which, I think, is what most people would want - we want to see the highest. But, the savings chart sorts ascending, by default - would it be better to sort this the same as the GIC? High-to-low?

Thanks.

March 11, 2020
10:42 am
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Tap the year twice.

March 11, 2020
10:43 am
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archangel said
I notice the GIC chart's table is defaulted to sort descending, which, I think, is what most people would want - we want to see the highest. But, the savings chart sorts ascending, by default - would it be better to sort this the same as the GIC? High-to-low?

Thanks.  

I appreciate the suggestion, but I would strongly oppose this suggested change to the default sortation of the HISA chart. The GIC chart is sorted in order from highest to lowest on the 5-year GIC rate. This is fine, though I'd prefer it use the 1-year GIC rate as the sort column.

The HISA chart also includes TFSA rates, which don't always match the HISA rate. Thus, it's sorted alphabetically, from A-to-Z, by Bank/Credit Union name. If you want to sort by highest rate to lowest rate, it is a single click. If you want to see the lowest rate, it is perhaps two clicks. Not onerous. sf-cool

Cheers,
Doug

March 11, 2020
10:57 am
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Doug said

The HISA chart also includes TFSA rates, which don't always match the HISA rate. Thus, it's sorted alphabetically, from A-to-Z, by Bank/Credit Union name.  

I like it in alphabetical order, as it’s easy to find a given FI.

March 11, 2020
11:20 am
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Vatox said

Doug said

The HISA chart also includes TFSA rates, which don't always match the HISA rate. Thus, it's sorted alphabetically, from A-to-Z, by Bank/Credit Union name.  

I like it in alphabetical order, as it’s easy to find a given FI.  

I just like that the site is available and the data is here. I don't care what order it's in, I will be deal with whatever way it's pre-sorted.

Peter does a great job and I appreciate it and won't complain because he could pull the plug at any moment.

But that's just my opinion

March 11, 2020
11:39 am
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Shawguy said

I just like that the site is available and the data is here. I don't care what order it's in, I will be deal with whatever way it's pre-sorted.
Peter does a great job and I appreciate it and won't complain because he could pull the plug at any moment.
But that's just my opinion  

Agreed! My opinion as well...sf-smile

Stephen

March 11, 2020
12:35 pm
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Thanks GICinvestor and Doug for pointing that out. I had not noticed that.

Nehpets said

Agreed! My opinion as well...sf-smile

Stephen  

Also agree it's an excellent resource.

March 11, 2020
12:55 pm
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Vatox said

Doug said

The HISA chart also includes TFSA rates, which don't always match the HISA rate. Thus, it's sorted alphabetically, from A-to-Z, by Bank/Credit Union name.  

I like it in alphabetical order, as it’s easy to find a given FI.  

Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? Your quoting me makes it seem like you're in disagreement, but I've said the exact same thing, so assume you're in complete agreement?

Cheers,
Doug

March 11, 2020
1:01 pm
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He's agreeing with you

March 11, 2020
1:07 pm
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Doug said

Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? Your quoting me makes it seem like you're in disagreement, but I've said the exact same thing, so assume you're in complete agreement?

Cheers,
Doug  

I like it as is, so I think I’m agreeing with you.sf-laugh

March 11, 2020
1:12 pm
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Vatox said

I like it as is, so I think I’m agreeing with you.sf-laugh  

+1. Okay, thanks. Yes, in this case, I also like it as is for the above reasons. I'd prefer the GIC chart's default sort column was the 1-year GIC rate, but that's a personal preference. I wouldn't request a change over that...unless others also preferred the default sort order for the GIC chart to use the 1-year instead of 5-year. 😉

Cheers,
Doug

March 11, 2020
1:18 pm
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Perfectly fine as is. If it ain't broke, leave it alone.

March 11, 2020
6:47 pm
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Oscar said
Thanks GICinvestor and Doug for pointing that out. I had not noticed that.

Also agree it's an excellent resource.  

I agree, leave it alone. Newbies may not be familiar with its features.

5 taps you get to see the highest rate/term.

March 12, 2020
9:00 am
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Allow me to clarify...

Yes, when the page first loads, it's all right and good then that it's in alphabetical order.

BUT...

When you click on "Rate" or "TFSA rate" it sorts ascending, unlike the GIC chart, when you click on "x-year" - that sorts descending. Yes, I know you can click it twice.

And I agree on GIC - 1-year for default sort.

And just because I hadn't created an account for a long time, doesn't constitute newbiedom - I have been using this resource for years (thanks again, Peter).

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