تعیین نرخ ارز بر اساس الگوریتم های ژنتیکی با استفاده از اصول مندل: بررسی و برآورد تحت عدم قطعیت
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|8238||2013||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4675 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Information Fusion, Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 327–333
A genetic algorithm using Mendel’s principle (Mendel-GA), in which the random assignment of alleles from parents to offsprings is implied by the Mendel genetic operator, is proposed for the exchange rates determination problem. Besides the traditional genetic operators of selection, crossover, and mutation, Mendel’s principles are included, in the form of an operator in the genetic algorithm’s evolution process. In the quantitative analysis of exchange rates determination, the Mendel-GA examines the exchange rate fluctuations at the short-run horizon. Specifically, the aim is to revisit the determination of high-frequency exchange rates and examine the differences between the method of genetic algorithms and that of the traditional estimation methods. A simulation with a given initial conditions has been devised in MATLAB, and it is shown that the Mendel-GA can work valuably as a tool for the exchange rates estimation modelling with high-frequency data.
The modelling of exchange rates movements is a challenging task in international finance. A strong consensus in academic research is that macroeconomic fundamentals have no explanatory power for exchange rates fluctuations in the short run  and . In contrast, microstructure approaches focus on how is information concerning the macrofundamentals, non-fundamentals and its transfers in the foreign exchange market, and impacting the movement of exchange rates. Empirical evidence demonstrates the significant positive link between exchange rates and their corresponding contemporaneous order flow, which is defined as the net value between buyer-initiated trade and seller-initiated trade ,  and . Other evolutionary computation (EC) methods were proposed for exchange rates analysis, and other financial studies. In 1996, Hann and Steurer  analysed the influences of data frequency on American Dollars/Deutsch Mark forecasting by artificial neural networks (ANNs), in which the studies reported that the ANN do not greatly improve the forecasting accuracy when monthly data is applied. In 2003, Qi and Wu  proposed a multi-layer feed forward network to forecast exchange rates, the numerical results of which concluded that the ANN cannot perform efficiently in out-of-sample forecast accuracy. In 2007, Yadav et al.  applied standard multi-layer neural network (SMN) to predict a set of time-series data for an exchange rate prediction from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, Rimcharoen et al.  proposed a method of adaptive evolution strategies (ESs) for the prediction of the stock exchange of Thailand, in which the GA method was combined with the ES method. No further reports about ES for prediction of exchange rates studies have been made. A differential evolution (DE) algorithm, combining the strengths of multiple strategies, was proposed by Worasucheep and Chongstitvatana  in 2009, but there is no further studies on the exchange rates determination by the DE or DE related methods. The particle swarm optimisation (PSO) method is one of the swarm intelligence algorithms, which is a population-based search algorithm following the social behaviour of individuals (particles) moving among a multi-dimensional searching space. The PSO method was applied to stock markets forecasting, by working with ANN, by Nenortaite and Simutis  in 2004, and by Zhao and Yang  in 2009, but neither reports on the PSO applications for exchange rates prediction. Genetic Algorithms (GAs) were introduced in the 1970s by Holland  at the University of Michigan. Inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution, they apply three basic genetic operators – selection, crossover, and mutation – to a population of individuals. The practical problems are often characterised by several non-commensurable and competing measures of performance or objectives, with a number of restrictions imposed on the decision variables. The choice of a suitable compromise solution from all non-inferior alternatives is not only problem-dependent, it generally depends also on the subjective preferences of a decision agent. Thus, the final solution to the problem is the result of both an optimisation process and a decision process. In recent years, a lot of literature has been proposed in the area of GA using Mendel’s principles , , , ,  and . In this paper, a new GA method using Mendel’s principles (Mendel-GA) is proposed, which includes the following differences to the standard GA method and previous research: (1) In this paper, the Mendel operator is inserted after the selection operator, which can thus take advantage of the Mendel operator’s local search ability, as shown in Fig. 1. In previous researches , ,  and , the Mendel operator was inserted into the GA process after the mutation operator. Based on mutation probability Pm, mutation may generate an unstable population, which will lead to polluted outputs for the whole evolutionary processes biologically and mathematically  and . Typically, the mutation operator is a randomly introduced changing of a binary bit from a ‘0’ to a ‘1’, and vice versa. The basic method of mutation is able to generate new recombination of improved solutions at a given rate, but the possibility of damage to the dominated population, loss of good solutions and convergence trend also occurs ,  and . The Mendel operator will amplify such an unstable population with its local search ability from a microevolutionary point of view. Mendel’s principles are represented by the Mendel operator, which is easily synchronised with the multi-objective GA processes, such as multiple objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) , niched pareto genetic algorithm (NPGA) , non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA)  and non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGAII) . (3) The standard GA is based on Darwin’s theory, which is represented by the differential survival, and reproductive success; in the Mendel-GA, Mendel’s law is indicated by the equal gametes, which unite at random to form equal zygotes and reproduce equal plants throughout all stages of the life cycle. Exchange rates determination has been regarded as one of the most challenging applications of high frequency time series trading , , ,  and , and, to provide the investors and researchers with more precise predictions, some different models have been depicted in which the prices follow a random walk phenomenon. This is suitable for GA with stochastic and non-linear searching ability. The Mendel-GA will be applied to the studies of empirical analysis on exchange rates determination, which can provide an evolutionary and computational method to the exchange rates determination problem. Specifically, it attempts to compare the performance of the Mendel-GA and the traditional estimation methods, for instance, the ordinary least square (OLS) or the linear least squares (LS) estimation. The OLS and LS are methods for estimating the unknown parameters in a linear regression model. These methods minimise the sum of squared distances between the observed responses in the data-set, and the responses predicted by the linear approximation. Compared with the OLS or LS, the Mendel-GA, by the evolutionary process, can handle linear and non-linear models with higher complexity, and it is flexible to be an active optimisation solver for switching from one prediction model to the others.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Interestingly, we find the variation involved in the association between β3 and the coefficient of determination. In the case of dm/dollar, β3 is positive to make the coefficient of determination get minimum while in the case of yen/dollar, β3 is negative to make the coefficient of determination get minimum, which reflects different feedback trading behaviours in the different cases of the foreign exchange market. For Data-I (DM vs. USD), it indicates a positive trend tracing behaviour, which means over the sample period positive exchange rates return induces buyer dominant trading behaviour. However, in the case of Data-II (JPY vs. USD), the results suggest that a positive exchange rates return induce a reverse trading behaviour. According to the simulation results for Data-I (DM vs. USD) and Data-II (JPY vs. USD), it is showing significant positive association between exchanger rates return and the corresponding order flow change, which is consistent with the theoretical hypothesis. Compared with the results of Mendel-GA, standard GA and OLS, it indicates that the Mendel-GA outperformed the standard GA and OLS methods, which add to the research efforts to bridge the divide between macro and microapproaches to exchange rate economics by examining the linkages between exchange rates movement, cumulative order flow and expectations of macroeconomic variables.