Neural network in currency converter
Let’s be honest, building a neural network for the forecasting of financial series is not an easy task. The success or failure of a network depends on many different aspects and having a way of developing networks which is both systematic and efficient is a very important part of achieving both successful and powerful predictive results.During my “neural networks in trading” series of posts I have faced the incredible challenge of building such networks but have always failed to explain the exact steps necessary to achieve this goal. On today’s post I will be talking about my approach towards the systematic building and testing of networks which is based on a 1996 article of the Neurocomputing journal written by Kaastra and Boyd on the journal of Neurocomputing (free access here).
First of all I believe that anyone interested in the development of neural networks for the forecasting of financial time series (or the improvement of algorithmic systems) should read this article as it is a great and very slightly technical work which describes the steps necessary to develop networks and the different problems one might find when attempting to implement such a tool. One of the great achievements of this article is that it makes very limited references to mathematics and any particular set of tools, explaining the problems at a very simple level which makes it a very good introduction for anyone interested on this subject but without the need to go too much in-depth into technical matters. Although deeply understanding the way in which neural networks are built and what the different variables of their topology truly implies is key to long term success the understanding of all these parameters might be too complicated to tackle at first and a simple introduction is much more useful for the average trader interested in this field.
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