A Comparative Study of Methods Used in the Analysis and Prediction of Financial Data

  • Ioana Angela SocaciEmail author
  • Camelia Lemnaru
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11308)


The main goal of this paper is to present a complete pipeline solution to the problem of forecasting financial data - the closing price of two stock indices. Firstly, we explore wavelet decomposition as a powerful method for reducing noise. In the second step we analyze several approaches for feature extraction. For the final phase we consider two prediction models based on long short-term memory cells -single layer and stacked-, together with a deep feed-forward neural network architecture. Our focus is on the second and third pipeline stages, for which we compare and discuss different strategies. We are concerned with emphasizing the differences in performance for recurrent and feed-forward neural networks respectively. Also, we analyze the effect of adding a higher order feature extraction phase before prediction, and compare stacked auto-encoders to principal component analysis in this sense.


Stock indices Feature extraction Prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania

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