CP036: How to do trend analysis using Excel?

Posted on June 11th, 2015 in Chandoo.org Podcast Sessions , Charts and Graphs - 4 comments

In the 36th session of Chandoo.org podcast, Let’s follow the trend.

How to do trend analysis in Excel - episode 36 - chandoo.org podcast

What is in this session?

In this podcast,

  • A quick trip to down under
  • What is trend analysis
  • 4 types of common trends
    • linear
    • curve
    • cyclical
    • strange
  • Doing trend analysis in Excel – the process
  • How to use trend analysis results
  • Conclusions

Listen to this session

Click here to download the MP3 file.

Links & Resources mentioned in this podcast

Trend Analysis – formulas & chart techniques:

Calculating moving averages in Excel

Regression & complex trend analysis:

Reference book: Data smart by John Foreman

Transcript of this session:

Download this podcast transcript [PDF]

How do you analyze trends?

For my work, I use both cyclical & linear trend analysis techniques. The insights from these help me to optimize my blog posts, understand best times to publish new articles & analyze how well various marketing initiatives are working out.

What about you? How do you analyze trends? What techniques do you apply? Please share your tips in the comments area.

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4 Responses to “CP036: How to do trend analysis using Excel?”

  1. Kris says:

    Guru Chandooji,

    You are awesome as a teacher and a nice speaker.

    Thanks for educating the community and appreciate your volunteership.

    Please let me know when you release a new PodCast/video/article. I would like to to read/listen and write feedback.

    Please change the icon/picture next to Chandoo.org, it looks awful.

    Thanks a bunch

  2. Kris says:

    I enjoyed listening the Podcast

    Thanks a bunch

  3. Kris says:

    Do you have any videos?

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