Financial forecasting is an important and challenging task for both academic researchers and business practitioners. The recent trend to improve the prediction accuracy is to combine individual forecasts using a simple average or weighted average where the weight reflects the inverse of the prediction error. In the existing combining methods, however, the errors between actual and predicted values are equally reflected in the weights regardless of the time order in a forecasting horizon. In this paper, we propose a new approach where the forecasting results of Generalized AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedastic (GARCH), neural network, and random walk models are combined based on a weight that reflects the inverse of the exponentially weighted moving average of the Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) of each individual prediction model. The results of an empirical study indicate that the proposed method has a better accuracy than the GARCH, neural network, and random walk models, and also combining methods based on using the MAPE for the weight.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jun 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering