CP036: How to do trend analysis using Excel?

Released Thursday, 11th June 2015
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In the 36th session of Chandoo.org podcast, Let’s follow the trend.

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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


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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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40m 17s
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