A synergistic forecasting model for high-frequency foreign exchange data

Ebrahimijam S., Adaoglu C., GÖKMENOĞLU KARAKAYA K.

Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research, vol.52, no.1, pp.293-312, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.24818/18423264/
  • Journal Name: Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-312
  • Keywords: Forecasting, Foreign exchange, High-frequency data, Kalmanfilter, Technical analysis indicators
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018, Bucharest University of Economic Studies. All rights reserved.In this study, we develop a synergistic forecasting model using the information fusion approach. By using high frequency (one-minute) foreign exchange (FX) data, the model fuses two standalone models, namely the technical analysis structural model and the intra-market model. Subsequently, the outputs are fed into a unique modified extended Kalman filter whose functional parameters are estimated dynamically by using an artificial neural network. The synergistic model is tested on four currency pairs that dominate the FX market. In terms of forecasting performance, both root mean squared error and correct directional change performance results show that the synergistic model is statistically outperform and superior to each of the both standalone models as well as to the benchmark random walk model in the literature.