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Future Computing and Informatics Journal

Future Computing and Informatics Journal

Abstract

Forecasting future values of time-series data is a critical task in many disciplines including financial planning and decision-making. Researchers and practitioners in statistics apply traditional statistical methods (such as ARMA, ARIMA, ES, and GARCH) for a long time with varying accuracies. Deep learning provides more sophisticated and non-linear approximation that supersede traditional statistical methods in most cases. Deep learning methods require minimal features engineering compared to other methods; it adopts an end-to-end learning methodology. In addition, it can handle a huge amount of data and variables. Financial time series forecasting poses a challenge due to its high volatility and non-stationarity nature. This work presents a hybrid deep learning model based on recurrent neural network and Autoencoders techniques to forecast commodity materials' global prices. Results show better accuracy compared to traditional regression methods for short-term forecast horizons (1,2,3 and 7 days).

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