Natural Computing Series

Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling

Authors: Brabazon, Anthony, O'Neill, Michael

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Predicting the future for financial gain is a difficult, sometimes profitable activity. The focus of this book is the application of biologically inspired algorithms (BIAs) to financial modelling.

In a detailed introduction, the authors explain computer trading on financial markets and the difficulties faced in financial market modelling. Then Part I provides a thorough guide to the various bioinspired methodologies – neural networks, evolutionary computing (particularly genetic algorithms and grammatical evolution), particle swarm and ant colony optimization, and immune systems. Part II brings the reader through the development of market trading systems. Finally, Part III examines real-world case studies where BIA methodologies are employed to construct trading systems in equity and foreign exchange markets, and for the prediction of corporate bond ratings and corporate failures.

The book was written for those in the finance community who want to apply BIAs in financial modelling, and for computer scientists who want an introduction to this growing application domain.

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From the reviews:

"Anthony Brabazon and Michael O’Neill … have just published an interesting book that introduces a wide range of biologically inspired algorithms and their applications in financial modelling. … This book is a well-written, easy to read, brief introduction to the state-of-the-art biologically inspired algorithms." (Mak Kaboudan, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Vol. 7, 2006)

“The objective of this book is to provide an introduction to biologically inspired algorithms and some tightly scoped practical examples in finance. … provides some new insights and alternative tools for the financial modelling toolbox. … The goal and objective of the book is to provide practical examples using these evolutionary algorithms and it does that decently … . Overall I found the book very enlightening … and it has provided ideas and alternative ways to think about solutions.” (Brad G. Kyer, SIGACT News, Vol. 40 (4), 2009)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31307-6
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31307-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-26252-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06573-6
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 277
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