**By Michael Sureace andRobert Chang**

Despite the prevalence of forecasting tools based on macroeconomic basis, the correlation of the results with macroeconomic time series is a statistically complex process full of challenges (challenges (challengesSee part I) The organizations must be ready to understand parking, time trends, unit roots, structural editions, co -fertilization and models of correction of vectorholish.The naive linear regression with a number of macroeconomic times often leads to false regressions and meaningless results^{[1]}The creation of forecast models based on macroeconomic conditions, which could add hundreds of thousands.

Fi Consulting has created an automated instrument to withdraw an interest variable (e.g. violation rate, prepaid rate) against macroeconomic factors, based on our deep experience with the construction of prognostic models that are based on macroeconomic environments in several environments of the public sector.Our tool is looking for.Via a long list of macroeconomic candidates based on the preferences of the business lines and automatically prepares the regression variables, parking, co -fertration and structural fractures.The tool then proves candidate models and classify them after the adaptation quality.Model for the commercial purpose, make sure that the model is statistically solid and that the model exists statistical tests.

In the following sections, we show how our instrument exceeds the statistical challenges of the structure of forecast models based on macroeconomic language.Different economic environments.If we use the mortgage crime rates and the charge rates of loans to consumers as examples, we design our tool for forecast for forecast every variable that depends on the selection, depending on any number of potential macroeconomic variables as predictors.

## 1 repair solution

As described in Part I, the inclusion of macroeconomic variables in the forecast processes of a company is statistically challenging and requires considerable resources to implement correctly.In order to reduce the effort for institutions, FI has developed a tool that developed the construction of forecast models based on the basis of efforts, macroeconomic of the automated FI tool, the value that it offers the financial institutions, and analyzing the performance of the toolOverview of the automated process for the construction of models.

In order to show a macroeconomic forecast instance with non -stationary time series, we apply the tool to predict a crime rate of the mortgage portfolio and the credit loads on the consumer by returning in several macroeconomic factors.If we use the interest rates, we use the interest rates of mortgage crime crime and loan fees to the consumer In this example, we design the tool in order to predict variable depending on the selection of any number of potential macroeconomic variables such as predictors.In this section, the model is initially analyzed statistically solid.

### Data preparation

We design the instrument for prediction of any selected variable variables and develop forecast models with relevant macroeconomic variables as independent variables.The tool houses a number of historical macroeconomic data from raw and publicly available to build a forecast models^{[2]}The data cover a wide range of macroeconomic variables, including interest rates, real estate market variables, consumer debt, emotional feeling and money data.

First we import macroeconomic data and place it in a panel format (every column that represents a temporary series of another variable).We create transformations, including delays, differences and growth rates.[3]The following diagram shows the types of transformations that are carried out in macroeconomic data.

The transformations of each macroeconomic variables expand the number of possible predictors for the estimate and can be an expensive exercise of resources.A modeler must carry out a number of tests in each variable to determine which transformation does the best work to predict the dependent variables.The automation of this step is of crucial importance, since a manual approach would severely limit the number of macroeconomic variables available for consideration.

### Uniform root test

As soon as the data has been imported and created, we have to analyze it to determine whether they can be used in the regression analysis.One of the main problems with the temporary series data is the presence of a uniform root.This means that the data series is not inpatient and has changes on average over time, variations and covariance.The non -stationary data used in regression analysis can lead to biased predictions.The tool carries out three different statistical tests to check whether there are parking spaces in every temporary series:

__Dickey-Fuller (ADF) Test__: Null hypothesis that there is a unit root in the temporal series.The non -compliance with the null hypothesis comes to the conclusion that the temporal series is not inpatient.__Prueba de Kwiatkowski-Phillips-Schmidt-Shin (KPSS)__: Null hypothesis that a unit root is not available in the temporal series.The non -compliance with the null hypothesis comes to the conclusion that the temporal series is inpatient.__Phillips-Perron (PP) Test__: Null hypothesis that there is a unit root in the temporal series.The non -compliance with the null hypothesis comes to the conclusion that the temporal series is not inpatient.

For every macroeconomic variable we follow the following process:

- Perform the three root tests of the device to check -Stationer.
- Discard all variables that are classified as not inpatient.

The result of this process is a number of macroeconomic variables and transformations that are inpatient.These variables are used as predictors in the forecast models.

### Selection of variables

As soon as the model has identified the sentence of candidate variables that can be used in the regression models, we must determine which combination of variables the "best" models generates[4]The algorithm proves all possible combinations of variables and select the groups of variables based on a defined criterion, which work better, it is advantageous because it proves all possible variable groups.As soon as all possible combinations of "n" predictors have been specified, the model reduces the number of candidate models with the following approach:

- It eliminates models that do not consider different macroeconomic data.For example, a model is removed that uses three different GDP transformations.This is intended to ensure that the final model takes into account different types of macroeconomic indicators.
- Eliminated models in which waste are not stationary.This ensures that we do not violate linear regression assumptions and use OLs for estimate.

As soon as the model has eliminated the candidate models that contain redundant predictors, and those who have no stationary waste, the tool selects the best candidate based on a certain test criterion, e.g.B. Candidate models with the highest adapted R.^{2}Or the lowest amount of squares (RSS).This approach is advantageous because every possible combination of variables is tested.When working with a large number of predictors, however, the number of possible combinations can be immense.There are 2^{k}Possible combinations.This approach can be a very intensive resource and time.The following diagram shows the resulting data record that was created according to the best partial scarf gorithm, and the filter process has been completed.

### Prognosemodell

As soon as we have identified the optimal predictors of the dependent variables, the tool carries out a final regression in the dependent variables.In this model we use the predictor variables observed in the time (X X_{t, 1}, X_{t, 2}, … X_{t, k}) Forecast and_{T}In a classic linear regression environment[5]The model can be summarized in the equation as follows:

Y_{T}= B_{0}+ B_{1}X_{t, 1}+ B_{2}X_{t, 2}+ ⋯ + b_{K}X_{t, k}+ ϵ_{T} |

We appreciate the coefficients (β) according to OLS. The model estimation window is specified.Suppose we have 100 observations in our time series.We use the first 70 observations to estimate the coefficients.According to the estimation procedure, we use the coefficient of the same estimated to predict the values of the dependent variables for the remaining observations.This corresponds to the distribution of our data into training and test data sets.[6].

## 2 forecast results

In order to evaluate the model output, we carry out the algorithm in two sets of dependent variables;1) mortgage crime sentences and 2) Specification interest to the consumer.The results of the model are shown in the following sections.

### Mortgage crime interest

Quarterly Mortgage Crime (MDR) for the period 1991 to 2021.ThatTool It formed the regression of the data from 1991 to 2013.We choose theFinal specifications below:

Mdr_{T}= B_{0}+ B_{1}Diffcpi_{T}+ B_{2}Growing_{T-5}+ B_{3}Growth_{T-4}+ ∈_{T} |

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*Diffcpi*= First IPC difference*Growing*= 5 quarters of the feeling of the American consumer*Growth*= 4 quarters VIX index growth rate

The following figure shows the prediction of the model compared to real installments for the retention period.

Figure 1. mortgages crime rates outside the sample performance

### Consumer loan Last interest rate

Fred Consumption Loan Last Sentences (COR) from Fred for the period 1987 to 2021. The model Schulte Schulte the regression of the data from 1987 to 2013. We choose the final specification shown below:

By_{T}= B_{0}+ B_{1}Growth finds_{T - 8}+ B_{2}Growth_{T - 8}+ B_{3}Vix_{T - 8}+ ∈_{T} |

wo,

*Growth finds*= 8 quarters of growth rate of federal funds*Growth*= 8 quarters of growth rate of the crime rate of credit cards*Vix*= 8 quarters of the VIX index delay

The following figure shows the prediction of the model compared to real installments for the retention period.

Figure 2. Credit rates outside the sample performance

## conclusion

The inclusion of macroeconomic variables in the forecast processes of a company is statistically challenging and requires considerable resources to [Macrooeronicomia - Telel I.] In order to reduce the effort to which institutions are confronted, FI has developed a tool that automatically automatically automatically the construction of forecast models based on macroeconomically.Any intent to learn more or check whether the models of your institutions are implemented correctly?Send an e -mail to Robert Chang to Robert Chang and Michael Sureaceinfo@ficoning.com.

**References:**

###### [1]Granger, C.W.J.and Newbold, P. (1974) Espurias reciptions in the Economics.jour of Econometrics, 2, 111-120

###### [2]Historical macroeconomic data are extracted from Fred (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/).

###### [3]Although it is possible to generate an infinite number of transformations, we conduct delays of up to 8 periods and the first differential and growth rates of up to 8 periods.

###### [4]Furnival, G. M. and Wilson, R. W. (1974)."Regression to jump and borders". Technometrics 16: 499–511.

###### [5]The model enables contemporary relationships between dependent and independent variables.Based on this design, we assume that macroeconomic forecasts are perfect.This is a joint assumption that is used by institutions in the forecast.

###### [6]Note that the model currently uses 70% of the observations to train regression and the remaining 30% as a retention test.However, this can be configured by the user.

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## FAQs

### Which of the following is are the disadvantages of using consumer surveys for forecasting? ›

Which of the following is/are disadvantages of consumer surveys? -**Consumer opinion may be temporarily influenced by outside factors like sales pitches**. -It is difficult to get a representative sample. -A considerable amount of knowledge is required to correctly interpret the results for valid information.

**What are the forecasting models? ›**

There are three basic types—**qualitative techniques, time series analysis and projection, and causal models**.

**What are the time series forecasting methods? ›**

Types of time series methods used for forecasting

Common types include: Autoregression (AR), Moving Average (MA), Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA), Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA), and Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving-Average (SARIMA).

**How is time series analysis useful for business forecasting? ›**

Time series analysis **helps in analyzing the past, which comes in handy to forecast the future**. The method is extensively employed in a financial and business forecast based on the historical pattern of data points collected over time and comparing it with the current trends.

**What are the two most important factors in choosing a forecasting technique? ›**

8. Identify the major factors to consider when choosing a forecasting technique. - The two most important factors are **cost and accuracy**.

**What is the most important element of a good forecast? ›**

**The forecast should be accurate**: Sure, this sounds a little obvious, but any forecasting needs to be as accurate and researched as possible. This will enable any user to plan for possible error, and will provide a good basis for comparing alternative forecasts.

**What are the 4 forecasting variables? ›**

While there are a wide range of frequently used quantitative budget forecasting tools, in this article we focus on the top four methods: **(1) straight-line, (2) moving average, (3) simple linear regression, and (4) multiple linear regression**.

**What are the two 2 main approaches to forecasting? ›**

There are two types of forecasting methods: **qualitative and quantitative**. Each type has different uses so it's important to pick the one that that will help you meet your goals. And understanding all the techniques available will help you select the one that will yield the most useful data for your company.

**What is macroeconomic forecast? ›**

Economic forecasts are **geared toward predicting quarterly or annual GDP growth rates**, the top-level macro number upon which many businesses and governments base their decisions with respect to investments, hiring, spending, and other important policies that impact aggregate economic activity.

**What model is best for forecasting? ›**

The most commonly used models today are the Global Forecast System (GFS), the North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) and the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR). The GFS, NAM and HRRR models are operated by divisions of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

### What are the three key components of economic forecasting? ›

- [Instructor] There are three methods of forecasting that are commonly used in economics and business analytics, **causal methods, time series methods, and qualitative methods**. Each of these three different methods has various tools and techniques that fall underneath the silo in question.

**What are the five forecasting methods? ›**

**Techniques of Forecasting:**

- Simple Moving Average (SMA)
- Exponential Smoothing (SES)
- Autoregressive Integration Moving Average (ARIMA)
- Neural Network (NN)
- Croston.

**What is the best metric for time series forecasting? ›**

Currently, the most popular metrics for evaluating time series forecasting models are **MAE, RMSE and AIC**. To briefly summarize, both MAE and RMSE measures the magnitude of errors in a set of predictions. The major difference between MAE and RMSE is the impact of the large errors.

**Why time series forecasting is the best? ›**

Analysts can tell the difference between random fluctuations or outliers, and can separate genuine insights from seasonal variations. Time series analysis shows how data changes over time, and **good forecasting can identify the direction in which the data is changing**.

**What are the three steps for time series forecasting? ›**

**Basics of Time-Series Forecasting**

- 1) Seasonality. ...
- 2) Trend. ...
- 3) Unexpected Events. ...
- step-1) Load the data first. ...
- Step-2) Moving Average method. ...
- Step-3) Simple Exponential Smoothing. ...
- Step-4) Holt method for exponential smoothing. ...
- Step-1) Load dataset.

**What are the three basic ways to determine forecast accuracy? ›**

The Three Methods for Forecasting Accuracy

These are: **Percent Difference or Percentage Error**. **Standard Deviation**. **Correlation Coefficient**.

**What are the six factors considered in forecasting? ›**

**Six Factors for Effective Sales Forecasting**

- Identify the current market situation. Every year is a different year. ...
- Determine the readiness of your sales team. ...
- Develop a strong sales support infrastructure. ...
- Accurate job costs. ...
- Factor in closing times. ...
- Extrapolate from the known to the unknown.

**What are the 2 errors of forecasting and explain what they mean? ›**

If we observe the average forecast error for a time-series of forecasts for the same product or phenomenon, then we call this a **calendar forecast error or time-series forecast error**. If we observe this for multiple products for the same period, then this is a cross-sectional performance error.

**How do you improve forecast accuracy? ›**

If you search for how to improve forecast accuracy, you'll find a lot of technical tips. **Track macroeconomic indicators in real-time.** **Choose the right demand forecasting model.** **Recalculate forecasts in light of market conditions**.

**How can you make a forecast more effective? ›**

**Here are a few tips to help you make your forecasts as accurate as possible.**

- Use multiple scenarios. There is a strong temptation to be optimistic when forecasting growth. ...
- Start with expenses. ...
- Identify your assumptions. ...
- Outline each step in your sales process. ...
- Find comparisons. ...
- Constantly reassess.

### What are the 7 steps in a forecasting system? ›

**These seven steps can generate forecasts.**

- Determine what the forecast is for.
- Select the items for the forecast.
- Select the time horizon. Interested in learning more? ...
- Select the forecast model type.
- Gather data to be input into the model.
- Make the forecast.
- Verify and implement the results.

**What are forecasting variables? ›**

**A deterministic forecast results in a specific forecast value of the variable which can then be compared with the corresponding observation**. A probabilistic forecast of a continuous variable is usually in the form of a probability distribution of values, as might be obtained from an ensemble system.

**What is a 3 way forecast model? ›**

A three-way forecast, also known as the 3 financial statements is **a financial model combining three key reports into one consolidated forecast**. It links your Profit & Loss (income statement), balance sheet and cashflow projections together so you can forecast your future cash position and financial health.

**What are the 4 main macroeconomic indicators? ›**

**4 macroeconomic indicators and why they matter right now**

- Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
- Consumer Price Index (CPI)
- Unemployment rate.
- Central bank minutes.

**What are the 4 macroeconomic concepts? ›**

Four key economic concepts—**scarcity, supply and demand, costs and benefits, and incentives**—can help explain many decisions that humans make.

**What are the 4 macroeconomic? ›**

Explain 4 macroeconomic goal in your own words 1) **Economic Growth** 2) stability 3) Full employment 4) stable financial market | Homework.Study.com.

**What are the 4 forecasting techniques? ›**

**Four common types of forecasting models**

- Time series model.
- Econometric model.
- Judgmental forecasting model.
- The Delphi method.

**Which is the most accurate forecasting method and why? ›**

**Exponential Smoothing**

It can often result in a more accurate forecast. It is an easy method that enables forecasts to quickly react to new trends or changes. A benefit to exponential smoothing is that it does not require a large amount of historical data.

**Which is the #1 rule of forecasting? ›**

The first law of forecasting is that **forecasts are always wrong**. The important thing is to understand how wrong the forecast is, and how to improve the accuracy to a point where realistic planning can be achieved.

**What are the factors affecting economic forecasting? ›**

**The top 10 external factors that impact forecast quality**

- Consumer Sentiment. ...
- Real Disposable Personal Income. ...
- Residential Real Estate Market. ...
- Oil / Gas Prices. ...
- Labor Market and Wages. ...
- Weather Data. ...
- The Strength of the Dollar. ...
- Raw Material Costs.

### What are the 4 factors that serves as the basis in forecasting revenues? ›

**Here are 5 key factors to consider as you refresh forecasting demand models.**

- External Factors. ...
- Consumer trends. ...
- Product trends. ...
- Events & Promotions. ...
- Internal Factors.

**What are the 3 most important economic indicators? ›**

When economists want to know how the economy is doing overall, the big three indicators we look to are **gross domestic product, unemployment, and inflation**. GDP is usually considered most important, since other indicators tend to rise and fall depending on what's happening with GDP.

**What are the basics of forecasting? ›**

Forecasting is a technique that **uses historical data as inputs to make informed estimates that are predictive in determining the direction of future trends**. Businesses utilize forecasting to determine how to allocate their budgets or plan for anticipated expenses for an upcoming period of time.

**What are the main functions of forecasting? ›**

**Features of Forecasting**

- Involves future events. Forecasts are created to predict the future, making them important for planning.
- Based on past and present events. Forecasts are based on opinions, intuition, guesses, as well as on facts, figures, and other relevant data. ...
- Uses forecasting techniques.

**What is the most common metric used for forecast accuracy? ›**

MAPE: **Mean Absolute Percentage Error** is the most widely used measure for checking forecast accuracy. It comes under percentage errors which are scale independent and can be used for comparing series on different scales.

**What is the best metric to evaluate the accuracy of predictions? ›**

**Mean Squared Error (MSE)**

Probably the most common metric for regression problems, MSE or Mean Squared Error of prediction aims at finding the average squared error between the actual values and predicted values.

**How do you evaluate forecasting performance? ›**

Ideally, forecasting methods should be evaluated in the situations for which they will be used. Underlying the evaluation procedure is the need to test methods against reasonable alternatives. Evaluation consists of four steps: **testing assumptions, testing data and methods, replicating outputs, and assessing outputs**.

**What is the weakness of time series forecasting? ›**

Time series analysis also suffers from a number of weaknesses, including **problems with generalization from a single study, difficulty in obtaining appropriate measures, and problems with accurately identifying the correct model to represent the data**.

**What is the importance of forecasting accuracy? ›**

Forecasting allows businesses set reasonable and measurable goals based on current and historical data. Having accurate data and statistics to analyze **helps businesses to decide what amount of change, growth or improvement will be determined as a success**.

**Why forecasting is not always accurate? ›**

Since we can't collect data from the future, models have to use estimates and assumptions to predict future weather. **The atmosphere is changing all the time, so those estimates are less reliable the further you get into the future**.

### What are the four 4 main components of a time series? ›

**Here are the 4 major components:**

- Trend component.
- Seasonal component.
- Cyclical component.
- Irregular component.

**What is the most difficult part of forecasting? ›**

Step 1: **Problem definition**. Often this is the most difficult part of forecasting. Defining the problem carefully requires an understanding of the way the forecasts will be used, who requires the forecasts, and how the forecasting function fits within the organisation requiring the forecasts.

**What are the disadvantages of using surveys? ›**

**Disadvantages**

- Respondents may not feel encouraged to provide accurate, honest answers.
- Respondents may not feel comfortable providing answers that present themselves in a unfavorable manner.
- Respondents may not be fully aware of their reasons for any given answer because of lack of memory on the subject, or even boredom.

**Which of the following is a disadvantage of using the survey method? ›**

Which of the following are disadvantages of survey research? Correct Answers: **Survey research often doesn't capture a full range of expression from the respondents**. Survey research may have low validity because respondents are dishonest.

**Which of the following is a possible disadvantage of in person surveys? ›**

Cost is a major disadvantage for face-to-face interviews. They require a staff of people to conduct the interviews, which means there will be **personnel costs**.

**What are the disadvantages of market survey? ›**

**Here are some disadvantages of market research with considerations for how to overcome them:**

- Can be expensive. Implementing a market research strategy can be expensive, especially for smaller businesses. ...
- Requires significant time investment. ...
- May only target a small population. ...
- Need personnel to conduct research.

**What is one of the biggest weaknesses of surveys? ›**

Key Takeaways. Strengths of survey research include its cost effectiveness, generalizability, reliability, and versatility. Weaknesses of survey research include **inflexibility and issues with depth**.

**What is the biggest limitation of a survey? ›**

Because surveys collect data at a single point in time, it is **difficult to measure changes in the population unless two or more surveys are done at different points in time**. Such repetition is often expensive and time-consuming, making frequent periodic surveys impractical.

**What are the pros and cons of using surveys? ›**

Advantages | Disadvantages |
---|---|

• Higher response rates | • Training to avoid bias |

• Allows clarification | • No visual aids |

• Larger radius than personal | • Difficult to develop rapport |

• Less expensive or time consuming |

**What is the main disadvantage of a survey study by questionnaires? ›**

One of the biggest challenges marketers face when conducting surveys is that **respondents give dishonest answers**. The catch here is the respondents are not lying. Instead, subconsciously, they feel that whatever input they are giving in the questionnaire is true and will benefit the survey taker.

### Which of the following is a common problem with survey research? ›

Unfortunately, a major problem in all survey research is that respondents are almost always self-selected. Not everyone who receives a survey is likely to answer it, no matter how many times they are reminded or what incentives are offered.

**What are the limitations of a survey study? ›**

Online surveys commonly suffer from two serious methodological limitations: **the population to which they are distributed cannot be described, and respondents with biases may select themselves into the sample**. Research is of value only when the findings from a sample can be generalized to a meaningful population.

**What are 3 challenges of using surveys to gather information? ›**

**Disadvantages of Surveys**

- Inflexible Design. The survey that was used by the researcher from the very beginning, as well as the method of administering it, cannot be changed all throughout the process of data gathering. ...
- Not Ideal for Controversial Issues. ...
- Possible Inappropriateness of Questions.

**What are the successful strategies for interview? ›**

**Tips for a Successful Interview**

- Be on time. ...
- Know the interviewer's name, its spelling, and pronunciation. ...
- Have some questions of your own prepared in advance. ...
- Bring several copies of your resume. ...
- Have a reliable pen and a small note pad with you. ...
- Greet the interviewer with a handshake and a smile.

**What are the four major errors that arise in survey research? ›**

**Correcting Four Types of Error in Survey Design**

- coverage error.
- sampling error.
- response error.
- measurement error.

**What are the common errors in surveying? ›**

Examples of common blunders are: • **Improperly leveling the surveying instrument**. Setting up the instrument or target over the wrong control point. Incorrectly entering a control point number in the data collector. Transposing numbers or misplacing the decimal point.

**What are the 4 disadvantages of a market economy? ›**

The disadvantages of a market economy include **monopolies, no government intervention, poor working conditions, and unemployment**.