The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0080479650

Total Pages:256

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This book explores the intuitive appeal of neural networks and the genetic algorithm in finance. It demonstrates how neural networks used in combination with evolutionary computation outperform classical econometric methods for accuracy in forecasting, classification and dimensionality reduction. McNelis utilizes a variety of examples, from forecasting automobile production and corporate bond spread, to inflation and deflation processes in Hong Kong and Japan, to credit card default in Germany to bank failures in Texas, to cap-floor volatilities in New York and Hong Kong. * Offers a balanced, critical review of the neural network methods and genetic algorithms used in finance * Includes numerous examples and applications * Numerical illustrations use MATLAB code and the book is accompanied by a website

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Wavelet Neural Networks

Author:Antonios K. Alexandridis,Achilleas D. Zapranis

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118596293

Total Pages:264

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A step-by-step introduction to modeling, training, andforecasting using wavelet networks Wavelet Neural Networks: With Applications in FinancialEngineering, Chaos, and Classification presents the statisticalmodel identification framework that is needed to successfully applywavelet networks as well as extensive comparisons of alternatemethods. Providing a concise and rigorous treatment forconstructing optimal wavelet networks, the book links mathematicalaspects of wavelet network construction to statistical modeling andforecasting applications in areas such as finance, chaos, andclassification. The authors ensure that readers obtain a complete understandingof model identification by providing in-depth coverage of bothmodel selection and variable significance testing. Featuring anaccessible approach with introductory coverage of the basicprinciples of wavelet analysis, Wavelet Neural Networks: WithApplications in Financial Engineering, Chaos, andClassification also includes: • Methods that can be easily implemented or adapted byresearchers, academics, and professionals in identification andmodeling for complex nonlinear systems and artificialintelligence • Multiple examples and thoroughly explained procedureswith numerous applications ranging from financial modeling andfinancial engineering, time series prediction and construction ofconfidence and prediction intervals, and classification and chaotictime series prediction • An extensive introduction to neural networks that beginswith regression models and builds to more complex frameworks • Coverage of both the variable selection algorithm andthe model selection algorithm for wavelet networks in addition tomethods for constructing confidence and prediction intervals Ideal as a textbook for MBA and graduate-level courses inapplied neural network modeling, artificial intelligence, advanceddata analysis, time series, and forecasting in financialengineering, the book is also useful as a supplement for courses ininformatics, identification and modeling for complex nonlinearsystems, and computational finance. In addition, the book serves asa valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in thefields of mathematical modeling, engineering, artificialintelligence, decision science, neural networks, and finance andeconomics.

Neural Networks and the Financial Markets

Author:Jimmy Shadbolt

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1447101510

Total Pages:273

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This volume looks at financial prediction from a broad range of perspectives. It covers: - the economic arguments - the practicalities of the markets - how predictions are used - how predictions are made - how predictions are turned into something usable (asset locations) It combines a discussion of standard theory with state-of-the-art material on a wide range of information processing techniques as applied to cutting-edge financial problems. All the techniques are demonstrated with real examples using actual market data, and show that it is possible to extract information from very noisy, sparse data sets. Aimed primarily at researchers in financial prediction, time series analysis and information processing, this book will also be of interest to quantitative fund managers and other professionals involved in financial prediction.

Machine Learning in Finance

Author:Matthew F. Dixon,Igor Halperin,Paul Bilokon

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:3030410684

Total Pages:548

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This book introduces machine learning methods in finance. It presents a unified treatment of machine learning and various statistical and computational disciplines in quantitative finance, such as financial econometrics and discrete time stochastic control, with an emphasis on how theory and hypothesis tests inform the choice of algorithm for financial data modeling and decision making. With the trend towards increasing computational resources and larger datasets, machine learning has grown into an important skillset for the finance industry. This book is written for advanced graduate students and academics in financial econometrics, mathematical finance and applied statistics, in addition to quants and data scientists in the field of quantitative finance. Machine Learning in Finance: From Theory to Practice is divided into three parts, each part covering theory and applications. The first presents supervised learning for cross-sectional data from both a Bayesian and frequentist perspective. The more advanced material places a firm emphasis on neural networks, including deep learning, as well as Gaussian processes, with examples in investment management and derivative modeling. The second part presents supervised learning for time series data, arguably the most common data type used in finance with examples in trading, stochastic volatility and fixed income modeling. Finally, the third part presents reinforcement learning and its applications in trading, investment and wealth management. Python code examples are provided to support the readers' understanding of the methodologies and applications. The book also includes more than 80 mathematical and programming exercises, with worked solutions available to instructors. As a bridge to research in this emergent field, the final chapter presents the frontiers of machine learning in finance from a researcher's perspective, highlighting how many well-known concepts in statistical physics are likely to emerge as important methodologies for machine learning in finance.

An Introduction To Machine Learning In Quantitative Finance

Author:Hao Ni,Xin Dong,Jinsong Zheng,Guangxi Yu

Publisher:World Scientific

ISBN:1786349388

Total Pages:264

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In today's world, we are increasingly exposed to the words 'machine learning' (ML), a term which sounds like a panacea designed to cure all problems ranging from image recognition to machine language translation. Over the past few years, ML has gradually permeated the financial sector, reshaping the landscape of quantitative finance as we know it.An Introduction to Machine Learning in Quantitative Finance aims to demystify ML by uncovering its underlying mathematics and showing how to apply ML methods to real-world financial data. In this book the authorsFeatured with the balance of mathematical theorems and practical code examples of ML, this book will help you acquire an in-depth understanding of ML algorithms as well as hands-on experience. After reading An Introduction to Machine Learning in Quantitative Finance, ML tools will not be a black box to you anymore, and you will feel confident in successfully applying what you have learnt to empirical financial data!

Artificial Higher Order Neural Networks for Economics and Business

Author:Zhang, Ming

Publisher:IGI Global

ISBN:1599048981

Total Pages:542

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"This book is the first book to provide opportunities for millions working in economics, accounting, finance and other business areas education on HONNs, the ease of their usage, and directions on how to obtain more accurate application results. It provides significant, informative advancements in the subject and introduces the HONN group models and adaptive HONNs"--Provided by publisher.

Artificial Intelligence in Finance

Author:Yves Hilpisch

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:1492055387

Total Pages:478

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The widespread adoption of AI and machine learning is revolutionizing many industries today. Once these technologies are combined with the programmatic availability of historical and real-time financial data, the financial industry will also change fundamentally. With this practical book, you'll learn how to use AI and machine learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets and exploit them through algorithmic trading. Author Yves Hilpisch shows practitioners, students, and academics in both finance and data science practical ways to apply machine learning and deep learning algorithms to finance. Thanks to lots of self-contained Python examples, you'll be able to replicate all results and figures presented in the book. In five parts, this guide helps you: Learn central notions and algorithms from AI, including recent breakthroughs on the way to artificial general intelligence (AGI) and superintelligence (SI) Understand why data-driven finance, AI, and machine learning will have a lasting impact on financial theory and practice Apply neural networks and reinforcement learning to discover statistical inefficiencies in financial markets Identify and exploit economic inefficiencies through backtesting and algorithmic trading--the automated execution of trading strategies Understand how AI will influence the competitive dynamics in the financial industry and what the potential emergence of a financial singularity might bring about

Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets

Author:Christian L. Dunis,Peter W. Middleton,Andreas Karathanasopolous,Konstantinos Theofilatos

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137488808

Total Pages:344

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As technology advancement has increased, so to have computational applications for forecasting, modelling and trading financial markets and information, and practitioners are finding ever more complex solutions to financial challenges. Neural networking is a highly effective, trainable algorithmic approach which emulates certain aspects of human brain functions, and is used extensively in financial forecasting allowing for quick investment decision making. This book presents the most cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI)/neural networking applications for markets, assets and other areas of finance. Split into four sections, the book first explores time series analysis for forecasting and trading across a range of assets, including derivatives, exchange traded funds, debt and equity instruments. This section will focus on pattern recognition, market timing models, forecasting and trading of financial time series. Section II provides insights into macro and microeconomics and how AI techniques could be used to better understand and predict economic variables. Section III focuses on corporate finance and credit analysis providing an insight into corporate structures and credit, and establishing a relationship between financial statement analysis and the influence of various financial scenarios. Section IV focuses on portfolio management, exploring applications for portfolio theory, asset allocation and optimization. This book also provides some of the latest research in the field of artificial intelligence and finance, and provides in-depth analysis and highly applicable tools and techniques for practitioners and researchers in this field.

Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management

Author:Söhnke M. Bartram,Jürgen Branke,Mehrshad Motahari

Publisher:CFA Institute Research Foundation

ISBN:195292703X

Total Pages:96

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown in presence in asset management and has revolutionized the sector in many ways. It has improved portfolio management, trading, and risk management practices by increasing efficiency, accuracy, and compliance. In particular, AI techniques help construct portfolios based on more accurate risk and return forecasts and more complex constraints. Trading algorithms use AI to devise novel trading signals and execute trades with lower transaction costs. AI also improves risk modeling and forecasting by generating insights from new data sources. Finally, robo-advisors owe a large part of their success to AI techniques. Yet the use of AI can also create new risks and challenges, such as those resulting from model opacity, complexity, and reliance on data integrity.

Visual Explorations in Finance

Author:Guido Deboeck,Teuvo Kohonen

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1447139135

Total Pages:258

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Edited by Guido Deboeck, a leading exponent in the use of computation intelligence methods in finance and economic forecasting, and the originator of SOM, Teuvo Kohonen. An 8-page color section makes this book unique, colorful and exciting to read. Each chapter contains exercises and solutions, perfectly suited to aid self-study.

Machine Learning and AI in Finance

Author:German Creamer,Gary Kazantsev,Tomaso Aste

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000372006

Total Pages:130

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The significant amount of information available in any field requires a systematic and analytical approach to select the most critical information and anticipate major events. During the last decade, the world has witnessed a rapid expansion of applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to an increasingly broad range of financial markets and problems. Machine learning and AI algorithms facilitate this process understanding, modelling and forecasting the behaviour of the most relevant financial variables. The main contribution of this book is the presentation of new theoretical and applied AI perspectives to find solutions to unsolved finance questions. This volume proposes an optimal model for the volatility smile, for modelling high-frequency liquidity demand and supply and for the simulation of market microstructure features. Other new AI developments explored in this book includes building a universal model for a large number of stocks, developing predictive models based on the average price of the crowd, forecasting the stock price using the attention mechanism in a neural network, clustering multivariate time series into different market states, proposing a multivariate distance nonlinear causality test and filtering out false investment strategies with an unsupervised learning algorithm. Machine Learning and AI in Finance explores the most recent advances in the application of innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence models to predict financial time series, to simulate the structure of the financial markets, to explore nonlinear causality models, to test investment strategies and to price financial options. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Quantitative Finance journal.

Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance

Author:Paul P. Wang

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:3662063735

Total Pages:480

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Due to the ability to handle specific characteristics of economics and finance forecasting problems like e.g. non-linear relationships, behavioral changes, or knowledge-based domain segmentation, we have recently witnessed a phenomenal growth of the application of computational intelligence methodologies in this field. In this volume, Chen and Wang collected not just works on traditional computational intelligence approaches like fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms, but also examples for more recent technologies like e.g. rough sets, support vector machines, wavelets, or ant algorithms. After an introductory chapter with a structural description of all the methodologies, the subsequent parts describe novel applications of these to typical economics and finance problems like business forecasting, currency crisis discrimination, foreign exchange markets, or stock markets behavior.

Data Mining in Finance

Author:Boris Kovalerchuk,Evgenii Vityaev

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:0306470187

Total Pages:308

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Data Mining in Finance presents a comprehensive overview of major algorithmic approaches to predictive data mining, including statistical, neural networks, ruled-based, decision-tree, and fuzzy-logic methods, and then examines the suitability of these approaches to financial data mining. The book focuses specifically on relational data mining (RDM), which is a learning method able to learn more expressive rules than other symbolic approaches. RDM is thus better suited for financial mining, because it is able to make greater use of underlying domain knowledge. Relational data mining also has a better ability to explain the discovered rules - an ability critical for avoiding spurious patterns which inevitably arise when the number of variables examined is very large. The earlier algorithms for relational data mining, also known as inductive logic programming (ILP), suffer from a relative computational inefficiency and have rather limited tools for processing numerical data. Data Mining in Finance introduces a new approach, combining relational data mining with the analysis of statistical significance of discovered rules. This reduces the search space and speeds up the algorithms. The book also presents interactive and fuzzy-logic tools for `mining' the knowledge from the experts, further reducing the search space. Data Mining in Finance contains a number of practical examples of forecasting S&P 500, exchange rates, stock directions, and rating stocks for portfolio, allowing interested readers to start building their own models. This book is an excellent reference for researchers and professionals in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, knowledge discovery, and applied mathematics.

Intelligent Computing

Author:Kohei Arai,Rahul Bhatia,Supriya Kapoor

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3030228681

Total Pages:1295

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This book presents the proceedings of the Computing Conference 2019, providing a comprehensive collection of chapters focusing on core areas of computing and their real-world applications. Computing is an extremely broad discipline, encompassing a range of specialized fields, each focusing on particular areas of technology and types of application, and the conference offered pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from around the globe a platform to share new ideas and development experiences. Providing state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real- world problems, the book inspires further research and technological advances in this important area.

Computational Techniques for Modelling Learning in Economics

Author:Thomas Brenner

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1461550297

Total Pages:391

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Computational Techniques for Modelling Learning in Economics offers a critical overview of the computational techniques that are frequently used for modelling learning in economics. It is a collection of papers, each of which focuses on a different way of modelling learning, including the techniques of evolutionary algorithms, genetic programming, neural networks, classifier systems, local interaction models, least squares learning, Bayesian learning, boundedly rational models and cognitive learning models. Each paper describes the technique it uses, gives an example of its applications, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the technique. Hence, the book offers some guidance in the field of modelling learning in computation economics. In addition, the material contains state-of-the-art applications of the learning models in economic contexts such as the learning of preference, the study of bidding behaviour, the development of expectations, the analysis of economic growth, the learning in the repeated prisoner's dilemma, and the changes of cognitive models during economic transition. The work even includes innovative ways of modelling learning that are not common in the literature, for example the study of the decomposition of task or the modelling of cognitive learning.

Handbook of Computational and Numerical Methods in Finance

Author:Svetlozar T. Rachev

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:0817681809

Total Pages:435

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The subject of numerical methods in finance has recently emerged as a new discipline at the intersection of probability theory, finance, and numerical analysis. The methods employed bridge the gap between financial theory and computational practice, and provide solutions for complex problems that are difficult to solve by traditional analytical methods. Although numerical methods in finance have been studied intensively in recent years, many theoretical and practical financial aspects have yet to be explored. This volume presents current research and survey articles focusing on various numerical methods in finance. The book is designed for the academic community and will also serve professional investors.

Big Data Science in Finance

Author:Irene Aldridge,Marco Avellaneda

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119602971

Total Pages:336

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Explains the mathematics, theory, and methods of Big Data as applied to finance and investing Data science has fundamentally changed Wall Street—applied mathematics and software code are increasingly driving finance and investment-decision tools. Big Data Science in Finance examines the mathematics, theory, and practical use of the revolutionary techniques that are transforming the industry. Designed for mathematically-advanced students and discerning financial practitioners alike, this energizing book presents new, cutting-edge content based on world-class research taught in the leading Financial Mathematics and Engineering programs in the world. Marco Avellaneda, a leader in quantitative finance, and quantitative methodology author Irene Aldridge help readers harness the power of Big Data. Comprehensive in scope, this book offers in-depth instruction on how to separate signal from noise, how to deal with missing data values, and how to utilize Big Data techniques in decision-making. Key topics include data clustering, data storage optimization, Big Data dynamics, Monte Carlo methods and their applications in Big Data analysis, and more. This valuable book: Provides a complete account of Big Data that includes proofs, step-by-step applications, and code samples Explains the difference between Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) Covers vital topics in the field in a clear, straightforward manner Compares, contrasts, and discusses Big Data and Small Data Includes Cornell University-tested educational materials such as lesson plans, end-of-chapter questions, and downloadable lecture slides Big Data Science in Finance: Mathematics and Applications is an important, up-to-date resource for students in economics, econometrics, finance, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, and business courses, and for investment managers, quantitative traders, risk and portfolio managers, and other financial practitioners.

Visual Explorations in Finance

Author:Guido Deboeck,Teuvo Kohonen

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1447139135

Total Pages:258

Viewed:1383

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Edited by Guido Deboeck, a leading exponent in the use of computation intelligence methods in finance and economic forecasting, and the originator of SOM, Teuvo Kohonen. An 8-page color section makes this book unique, colorful and exciting to read. Each chapter contains exercises and solutions, perfectly suited to aid self-study.

Neural Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications

Author:Gupta, Jatinder N. D.,Smith, Kate A.

Publisher:IGI Global

ISBN:1591400201

Total Pages:272

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Neural Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications aims to be an introductory reference book for professionals, students and academics interested in applying neural networks to a variety of business applications. The book introduces the three most common neural network models and how they work, followed by a wide range of business applications and a series of case studies presented from contributing authors around the world.