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Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets Christian Ullrich

Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets By Christian Ullrich

Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets by Christian Ullrich


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Historical and recent developments at international ?nancial markets show that it is easy to loose money, while it is dif?cult to predict future developments and op- mize decision-making towards maximizing returns and minimizing risk.

Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets Summary

Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets by Christian Ullrich

Historical and recent developments at international ?nancial markets show that it is easy to loose money, while it is dif?cult to predict future developments and op- mize decision-making towards maximizing returns and minimizing risk. One of the reasons of our inability to make reliable predictions and to make optimal decisions is the growing complexity of the global economy. This is especially true for the f- eign exchange market (FX market) which is considered as one of the largest and most liquid ?nancial markets. Its grade of ef?ciencyand its complexityis one of the starting points of this volume. From the high complexity of the FX market, Christian Ullrich deduces the - cessity to use tools from machine learning and arti?cial intelligence, e.g., support vector machines, and to combine such methods with sophisticated ?nancial mod- ing techniques. The suitability of this combination of ideas is demonstrated by an empirical study and by simulation. I am pleased to introduce this book to its - dience, hoping that it will provide the reader with interesting ideas to support the understanding of FX markets and to help to improve risk management in dif?cult times. Moreover, I hope that its publication will stimulate further research to contribute to the solution of the many open questions in this area.

Table of Contents

Motivation.- Analytical Outlook.- Foreign Exchange Market Predictability.- Equilibrium Relationships.- Market Efficiency Concepts.- Views from Complexity Theory.- Conclusions.- Exchange Rate Forecasting with Support Vector Machines.- Statistical Analysis of Daily Exchange Rate Data..- Support Vector Classification.- Description of Empirical Study and Results.- Exchange Rate Hedging in a Simulation/Optimization Framework.- Preferences over Probability Distributions.- Problem Statement and Computational Complexity.- Model Implementation.- Simulation/Optimization Experiments.- Contributions of the Dissertation.- Exchange Rate Forecasting with Support Vector Machines.- References.- Exchange Rate Hedging in a Simulation/Optimization Framework.

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NLS9783642004940
9783642004940
3642004946
Forecasting and Hedging in the Foreign Exchange Markets by Christian Ullrich
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
2009-06-12
207
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