moving totals

moving totals

[′müv·iŋ ′tōd·əlz]
(statistics)
The sum of the year's figures and those of some years before and after it.
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Useful insight comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending April 2015 versus the 12 months ending April 2014.
Useful insight comes from looking at twelve-month moving totals, in this case the twelve months ending April 2015 versus the twelve months ending April 2014.
Those original data are then presented in executive and analyst format, in monthly, quarterly, and annual formats, as well as 12-month and 4-quarter moving totals.
Added perspective is obtained by looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending February 2015 versus the same period in 2014, which lessens the volatility inherent in comparisons of just two months.
Useful perspective is made possible by looking at twelve-month moving totals, in this case the twelve months ending January 2015 versus the twelve months ending January 2014, which lessens the volatility present in one-month comparisons.
The UK 12 month moving totals bear witness to the strain of a flat market, however.
Since the revisions ratios are based on the four week moving totals of estimate changes, it means that changes in the revisions ratios a more due to old estimates falling out of the sample, than new estimates being made.
Useful perspective is also obtained by looking at twelve-month moving totals, in this case the twelve months ending February 2014 versus the twelve months ending February 2013, which lessens the volatility inherent in comparisons of just two months.
Added perspective comes from looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending March 2013 versus the 12 months ending March 2012.
The revisions ratio is based on the four week moving totals of estimate changes.
Useful perspective is also obtained by looking at 12-month moving totals, in this case the 12 months ending February 2013 versus the 12 months ending February 2012.
Thus, over the next month or so, changes in the revisions ratio will be driven more by old estimates falling out of the four-week moving totals than by new estimate changes being made.