Sunday, June 20, 2021

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Charley

### Find Leading Indicators Using Automated Cross Correlations in Excel, Part 1

It all seems so simple... To improve your forecasts of sales or other measures, you simply need to find leading indicators...measures that are highly correlated...

### Why INDEX-MATCH Is Far Better Than VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP in Excel

(Download the workbook.) Excel’s VLOOKUP function is more popular than the INDEX-MATCH function combination, probably because when Excel users need to look up data then a "lookup" function...

### An Introduction to Excel’s Normal Distribution Functions

(Download the workbook.) When a visitor asked me how to generate a random number from a Normal distribution she set me to thinking about doing statistics...

### How to Use Excel Formulas to Calculate a Term-Loan Amortization Schedule

"How do I calculate cumulative principal and interest for term loans? I have scoured the web for a function that will perform this task,...

### Use MS Query to Treat Excel as a Relational Data Source

Charley's Note: Because MS Query hasn't changed much since Marty Ryerson wrote this article years ago, his instructions are still quite accurate. I have,...

### How to Use Excel’s LET Function

In the summer of 2020, Microsoft introduced the LET function for Excel 365—one of the most-significant new worksheet functions that Microsoft has introduced in...

### How to Set Up an Automatic Error-Checking System in Excel Reports

Decades ago, I worked as a cost accountant for a large company. But because our department received terrible reports, I wrote my own reports...using...

### How to Create Cycle Plots in Excel to Chart Seasonal Sales Data

If your company's sales are seasonable, you've probably seen a chart that looks something like the first one below. This Excel chart shows the continuous...

### How to Stack and Shelve Dynamic Arrays

While using Excel 365 recently, I needed to create one dynamic array that would consist of two arrays, with one stacked on top of...

### How to Create and Use Dynamic Range Names in Excel

(Download the example workbooks.) We Excel users often refer to ranges that need to move or expand in future versions of our reports. For example: ...

### A Lesson in Excel Analysis Learned from Rising US Inflation

Looking at the trends in the annual rate of change (ROC) of business and economic measures is an excellent way to reveal hidden information...

### How to Split and Index Delimited Text with Excel Formulas

For the longest time I've wished that Microsoft would add a SPLIT function to Excel. The function would have a syntax like this... =SPLIT(text, delimiter,...

### Warren Buffett, Inflation, and Excel

On May 3, 2021, CNBC quoted Warren Buffett saying, “We are seeing very substantial inflation. We are raising prices. People are raising prices to...