The Cross section analysis produces output series by performing a calculation across a set of input series at each point in time, e.g. average of multiple series. Below the possible calculation are listed:
Find the highest observation.
Find the lowest observation.
Calculate the mean of the observations.
Calculate the median of the observations.
Calculate the percentile of the observations as specified by the parameter.
Calculate the product of the observations.
Calculate the standard deviation of the observations.
Calculate the sum of the values.
Count the number of observations that are TRUE (>0.5).
Count the number of valid observations.
Calculate the average correlation of the observations where length defines correlation window.
Average absolute correlation
Calculate the average absolute correlation of the observations where length defines correlation window.
Lower tail mean
Calculate the mean of the lowest observations as specified by the parameter.
Upper tail mean
Calculate the mean of the highest observations as specified by the parameter.
Apart from the available calculations and their properties, there are three main settings regarding the output series and the calculation range.
Include only observations where there are values for all series
When this is checked, calculations will be performed only when all series have values. It's useful feature when series are uneven.
Do not include series used in calculations in the output
This excludes from the output all the series that were used as inputs in the calculation. Only the calculated output series and other series in your document that were not used as input will be visible on your chart or table.
Include new series automatically
When this is checked, any new series that you add to your document will be automatically included in the calculations.
Here, we calculated the average correlation across all sectors of the S&P 500, on a rolling basis. The application will first calculate the correlation for each pair of series. Then, an average of all these correlations will be performed to get a single series.
Another way of using cross section is to perform several calculations across many series. In this example, we used the MFI interest rates of the main Euro Area countries and performed several calculations in Cross section:
high - the highest value across all the series at each point in time
low - the lowest value across all the series at each point in time
median - the median value across all the series at each point in time
percentile [75, 25, 90, & 10] - specific percentile values across all the series at each point in time.