Exchange rate prediction using computational intelligence
Date of Issue2017-05-15
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Foreign exchange (FOREX) market has become a trend in the past few years which has been heavily covered by a number of researchers in order to come out with the reliable price forecasting. The thesis covered some methods from the field of computational intelligence to predict the exchange rate, comprises of a number of linear methods and machine learning techniques. Besides, a couple of data adjustment methods and features selection are applied to facilitate the system to produce an accurate prediction, which is found very critical to the system performance. It is found that the data set that has been decomposed based on the frequency performs relatively better than the untreated data. The best performance in terms of RMSE is the RVFL model with 1000 neurons and 6 input features when it is used with the decomposed price data. When the best algorithms are applied to all of the currency pairs used in the project, most of them have an RMSE value of less than 0.1 and direction accuracy around 80% given that all the previous values are known. The four best algorithms are used for the hybrid algorithm development which truncates the direction error even further than any single method with the accuracy of almost 90%.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University