Jingtao Yao - Using Neural Net to perform Forecasting of Forex (Article)
Financial forecasting is a difficult task due to the intrinsic complexity of the financial system. A simplified approach in forecasting is given by "black box" methods like neural networks that assume little about the structure of the economy. In the present paper we relate our experience using neural nets as financial time series forecast method. In particular we show that a neural net able to forecast the sign of the price increments with a success rate slightly above 50% can be found. Target series are the daily closing price of different assets and indexes during the period from about January 1990 to February 2000.