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moving average

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(Statistics) statistics (of a sequence of values) a derived sequence of the averages of successive subsequences of a given number of members, often used in time series to even out short-term fluctuations and make a trend clearer: the 3-term moving average of 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8 is 6, 7, 8.
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The latest three day rolling average finds 63% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters supporting McCain, compared with 21% backing Huckabee -- a 42-point lead for McCain.
The RAC's pothole index, based on a 12-month rolling average of breakdown numbers, indicates that road quality has steadily declined over the last year and a half.
The Welsh figure was below the three-month rolling average of minus 0.
An article in Monday's paper headlined 'Off Track' should have made clear that rail punctuality figures were over a 12-month rolling average, not just July as we wrongly stated.
These distributions are being made at the annual rate of 7% of the rolling average of the prior four calendar quarter-end net asset values (NAVs), with the fourth quarter distribution being the greater of 1.
We see an increase in (the rollout of) public infrastructure projects this year and likely, cement sales will be better than the rolling average (of sales in the last five years).
In response, CMS developed a draft three-month rolling average FUL consisting of the weighted average of the current and two previous monthly draft AMP-based FULs.
The poll of polls is a simple rolling average of every nationwide poll published in the last seven days.
Instead of a shorter 72-hour rolling average reference, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L.
Future compliance with the high-LVR lending rules will be measured against a 3-month rolling average for banks with more than $100 million per month of mortgage lending (ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank and Westpac) and a 6-month rolling average for banks with less than $100 million per month of mortgage lending.
Debt-service coverage started 2013 with a healthy three-month rolling average of 1.
In terms of profitability, the 10-year rolling average return on equity is 14%, but to give ourselves some wriggle room, we move to a standard deviation below the rolling average trend, to 13%.