Regression toward the mean

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Regression toward the mean

The tendency that a random variable will ultimately have a value closer to its mean value.
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Those seven words began the reversion to the mean after the Red Scare.
While the averages are distorted by the huge losses during the financial crisis, Fitch expects some reversion to the mean in some areas, especially among auto loans and credit cards, where loss rates are likely unsustainably low.
This month we make a Sistema over MTS call as the former's recent strong underperformance looks unjustified, creating the potential for a reversion to the mean.
Perhaps the most obvious one is simple reversion to the mean.
If there is a reversion to the mean those job losses will obviously fall particularly heavily on the financial sector.
It is more a case of reversion to the mean as far as MSM is concerned," reckons Ahmad, who believes that there was no need for governments in the region to pump in funds that could only provide a short-term solution.