Extending the feature set of a data-driven artificial neural network model of pricing financial option


Montesdeoca Bermudez, Luis and Niranjan, Mahesan (2016) Extending the feature set of a data-driven artificial neural network model of pricing financial option At 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2016), Greece. 06 - 09 Dec 2016. 6 pp.

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Description/Abstract

Prices of derivative contracts, such as options, traded in the financial markets are expected to have complex relationships to fluctuations in the values of the underlying assets, the time to maturity and type of exercise of the contracts as well as other macroeconomic variables. Hutchinson, Lo and Poggio showed in 1994 that a non-parametric artificial neural network may be trained to approximate this complex functional relationship. Here, we consider this model with additional inputs relevant to the pricing of options and show
that the accuracy of approximation may indeed be improved. We consider volume traded, historic volatility, observed interest rates and combinations of these as additional features. In addition to giving empirical results on how the inclusion of these variables helps predicting option prices, we also analyse prediction errors of the different models with volatility and volume traded as inputs, and report an interesting correlation between their contributions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2016), Greece, 2016-12-06 - 2016-12-09
Organisations: Vision, Learning and Control
ePrint ID: 404353
Date :
Date Event
12 September 2016Accepted/In Press
8 December 2016e-pub ahead of print
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 00:38
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/404353

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