Forecasting Brazilian Exchange Rates with Nonlinear Models

Título: Forecasting Brazilian Exchange Rates with Nonlinear Models

Autores: Santos, André Alves Portela; Coelho, Leandro dos Santos; Costa Jr, Newton C. A. da

Resumo: This work investigates the hypothesis that the nonlinear models of multilayer perceptron and radial basis function neural networks and the Takagi-Sugeno (TS) fuzzy system are able to provide a more accurate out-of-sample forecast than the traditional ARMA and ARMA-GARCH linear models. Using series of Brazilian exchange rate (R$/US$) returns with 15 min., 60 min., 120 min., daily and weekly basis, the one-step-ahead forecast performance is compared. Results indicate that forecast performance is strongly related to the series’ frequency and the forecasting evaluation shows that nonlinear models perform better than their linear counterparts. In the trade strategy based on forecasts, nonlinear models achieve higher returns when compared to a buy-and-hold strategy and to the linear models.


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Código DOI: 10.21528/CBRN2005-029

Artigo em PDF: CBRN2005_029.pdf

Arquivo BibTex: CBRN2005_029.bib