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New Evidence of Technical Trading Profitability


  • Viktor Manahov

    () (University of Newcastle)

  • Robert Hudson

    () (University of Hull)


We developed profitable foreign exchange forecasts by applying a special adaptive form of the Strongly Typed Genetic Programming (STGP)-based learning algorithm to five-minute high frequency data of six of the most traded currency pairs. We examined the out-of-sample performance of these intraday technical trading models based on STGP and optimised linear forecasting. We found evidence of economically and statistically significant out-of-sample excess returns, after taking into account appropriate transaction costs.

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  • Viktor Manahov & Robert Hudson, 2013. "New Evidence of Technical Trading Profitability," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(4), pages 2493-2503.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00465

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    1. Simone Cirillo & Stefan Lloyd & Peter Nordin, 2014. "Evolving intraday foreign exchange trading strategies utilizing multiple instruments price series," Papers 1411.2153,

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    Foreign Exchange; Genetic Programming;

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    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance


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