Comparisons of the Different Frequencies of Input Data for Neural Networks in Foreign Exchange Rates Forecasting

  • Wei Huang
  • Lean Yu
  • Shouyang Wang
  • Yukun Bao
  • Lin Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3994)


We compare the predication performance of neural networks with the different frequencies of input data, namely daily data, weekly data, monthly data. In the 1 day and 1 week ahead prediction of foreign exchange rates forecasting, the neural networks with the weekly input data performs better than the random walk models. In the 1 month ahead prediction of foreign exchange rates forecasting, only the special neural networks with weekly input data perform better than the random walk models. Because the weekly data contain the appropriate fluctuation information of foreign exchange rates, it can balance the noise of daily data and losing information of monthly data.


Neural Network Neural Network Model Prediction Performance Daily Data Monthly Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lean Yu
    • 2
  • Shouyang Wang
    • 2
  • Yukun Bao
    • 1
  • Lin Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuHanChina
  2. 2.Institute of Systems ScienceAcademy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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