Financial Forecasting Using the Kolmogorov–Feller Equation

  • Jonathan Blackledge
  • Marc Lamphiere
  • Kieran Murphy
  • Shaun Overton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 229)


An approach to analysing a financial time series using the Kolmogorov-Feller Equation is considered, in particular, the Generalised Kolmogorov-Feller Equation (GKFE), subject to variations in the Stochastic Volatility. Using the Mittag-Leffler memory function, we derive an expression for the Impulse Response Function associated with a short time window of data which is then used to derive an algorithm for computing a new index using a standard moving window process. It is shown that application of this index to financial time series, subject to a low volatility condition, correlates with the start, direction and end of a trend depending on the sampling rate of the time series and the look-back window or ‘period’ that is used. An example of this is provided in the chapter using MetaTrader4.


Generalised Kolmogorov-Feller equation Impulse response function MetaTrader4 Mittag-Leffler memory function Time series analysis Trend analysis Stochastic volatility 



The authors acknowledges the support of the Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Blackledge
    • 1
  • Marc Lamphiere
    • 1
  • Kieran Murphy
    • 2
  • Shaun Overton
    • 3
  1. 1.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland
  2. 2.TradersNow LimitedCabinteely, DublinIreland
  3. 3.DallaUSA

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