In Quantitative Forecasting, there are different methods to predict the future. How Regression Analysis is more special than:

  • Simple moving average

  • Weighted moving average

  • exponential smoothing

and what is its advantages ?

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I personally do not believe there is an answer to this question. All predictive models have a predictive validity of something less than perfect. Certainly, some models or techniques are better than others but of those indicated in the OP (original post) I am not sure that is the case. In PM, I run several models because each would provide a datum that, together, gives me the range of possible future results.

This is completely my opinion and it works for me and, since no one else tried to answer, I thought I would put it out there.

  • Thanks for your reply, but what do you mean by OP ? Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 18:12
  • OP = original post. Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 19:24

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