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Forecasting exchange rates with linear and nonlinear models

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  • Rakesh K. Bissoondeeal
  • Jane M. Binner
  • Muddun Bhuruth
  • Alicia Gazely
  • Veemadevi P. Mootanah

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In this paper, the exchange rate forecasting performance of neural network models are evaluated against the random walk, autoregressive moving average and generalised autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity models. There are no guidelines available that can be used to choose the parameters of neural network models and therefore, the parameters are chosen according to what the researcher considers to be the best. Such an approach, however, implies that the risk of making bad decisions is extremely high, which could explain why in many studies, neural network models do not consistently perform better than their time series counterparts. In this paper, through extensive experimentation, the level of subjectivity in building neural network models is considerably reduced and therefore giving them a better chance of performing well. The results show that in general, neural network models perform better than the traditionally used time series models in forecasting exchange rates.

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  • Rakesh K. Bissoondeeal & Jane M. Binner & Muddun Bhuruth & Alicia Gazely & Veemadevi P. Mootanah, 2008. "Forecasting exchange rates with linear and nonlinear models," Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 10(4), pages 414-429.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:gbusec:v:10:y:2008:i:4:p:414-429
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    1. Rakesh K. Bissoondeeal & Michail Karoglou & Alicia M. Gazely, 2011. "Forecasting The Uk/Us Exchange Rate With Divisia Monetary Models And Neural Networks," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 58(1), pages 127-152, February.
    2. Chun-Teck Lye & Tze-Haw Chan & Chee-Wooi Hooy, 2012. "Nonlinear Analysis Of Chinese And Malaysian Exchange Rates Predictability With Monetary Fundamentals," Journal of Global Business and Economics, Global Research Agency, vol. 5(1), pages 38-49, July.
    3. Chun-Teck Lye & Tze-Haw Chan & Chee-Wooi Hooy, 2011. "Nonlinear prediction of Malaysian exchange rate with monetary fundamentals," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 1960-1967.
    4. Sermpinis, Georgios & Stasinakis, Charalampos & Dunis, Christian, 2014. "Stochastic and genetic neural network combinations in trading and hybrid time-varying leverage effects," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 21-54.

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