A hybrid slantlet denoising least squares support vector regression model for exchange rate prediction

Kaijian He, Kin Keung Lai, Jerome Yen
2010 Procedia Computer Science  
Despite the active exploration of linear and nonlinear modeling of exchange rates, there is no consensus on the optimal forecasting model other than the traditional random walk and ARMA benchmark models in the literature. Given the increasing recognition of heterogeneous market structure, this paper proposes an alternative Slantlet denoising based hybrid methodology that attempts to incorporate the linear and nonlinear data features. The recently emerging Slantlet analysis is introduced to
more » ... ate the linear data features as it constructs filters with varying lengths at different scales and has more appealing time localization features than the normal wavelet analysis. Meanwhile, the Least Squares Support Vector Regression (LSSVR) is used to model and correct for the empirical errors nonlinear in nature. As empirical studies were conducted in the Euro exchange rate market, the performance of the proposed algorithm was compared with those of benchmark models including random walk, ARMA and LSSVR models. The proposed algorithm outperforms the benchmark models. More importantly the proposed methodology explores and offers deeper insights as to the underlying data generating process.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2010.04.270 fatcat:b22riqfdjzcq7kcxxqeearla64