1) What are some examples of each of the trend types (Secular/Linear)?
2) What external factors might affect each of the different types of trending?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 8:00 pm ad1c9bdddf
1) A secular trend is a long-term trend. It is a movement or trend in a series over very long periods of time. One example is the revenue of a business or the value of the stock market. If you plot the value against time, in the short term you will see fluctuations (these fluctuations might be random, or in a cyclical pattern over weeks, months, or years), but over a long period of time, the trend will (hopefully!) be a positive one. This ...
Discusses the external factors that affect secular and linear trends.