Cross-domain deep learning approach for multiple financial market prediction

Xinxin Jiang, Shirui Pan, Jing Jiang, Guodong Long

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Over recent decades, globalization has resulted in a steady increase in cross-border financial flows around the world. To build an abstract representation of a real-world financial market situation, we structure the fundamental influences among homogeneous and heterogeneous markets with three types of correlations: The inner-domain correlation between homogeneous markets in various countries, the cross-domain correlation between heterogeneous markets, and the time-series correlation between current and past markets. Such types of correlations in global finance challenge traditional machine learning approaches due to model complexity and nonlinearity. In this paper, we propose a novel cross-domain deep learning approach (Cd-DLA) to learn real-world complex correlations for multiple financial market prediction. Based on recurrent neural networks, which capture the time-series interactions in financial data, our model utilizes the attention mechanism to analyze the inner-domain and cross-domain correlations, and then aggregates all of them for financial forecasting. Experiment results on ten-year financial data on currency and stock markets from three countries prove the performance of our approach over other baselines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) - 2018 Proceedings
EditorsLeandro Minku, Rodrigo Soares
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060146
ISBN (Print)9781509060153
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2018 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 Jul 201813 Jul 2018 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2018
Abbreviated titleIJCNN 2018
CityRio de Janeiro
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  • attention neural network
  • deep learning
  • financial analysis

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