Definition

N trend measures the absolute difference between a period N and N-1, N-1 being here defined as the adjacent period.

Example

Depending on the analyzes, the comparison period will be

  • Weekly: the previous week (s37 vs. s36)
  • Monthly: last month (September 2017 vs. August 2017)
  • Quarterly: the previous quarter (July 2017 to September 2017) vs. (April 2017 to June 2017)
  • Annual: previous year (2017 vs. 2016)
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