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Definition of

short-term forecast


forecast covering few months only a forecast that covers a period of a few months

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Definitions of ’short-term forecast’ and meaning of ’short-term forecast’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’short-term forecast’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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