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By Anthony Brabazon

ISBN-10: 3540262520

ISBN-13: 9783540262527

Predicting the long run for monetary achieve is a tough, occasionally ecocnomic job. the focal point of this ebook is the appliance of biologically encouraged algorithms (BIAs) to monetary modelling.

In an in depth advent, the authors clarify computing device buying and selling on monetary markets and the problems confronted in monetary marketplace modelling. Then half I presents an intensive consultant to a few of the bioinspired methodologies – neural networks, evolutionary computing (particularly genetic algorithms and grammatical evolution), particle swarm and ant colony optimization, and immune platforms. half II brings the reader throughout the improvement of marketplace buying and selling platforms. eventually, half III examines real-world case reviews the place BIA methodologies are hired to build buying and selling structures in fairness and foreign currency echange markets, and for the prediction of company bond scores and company failures.

The publication used to be written for these within the finance neighborhood who are looking to practice BIAs in monetary modelling, and for computing device scientists who wish an creation to this starting to be program domain.

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