In Quantitative Forecasting, there are different methods to predict the future. How Regression Analysis is more special than:
Simple moving average
Weighted moving average
and what is its advantages ?
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.