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1st Edition

Machine Learning and AI in Finance

ISBN 9780367703325
Published April 6, 2021 by Routledge
130 Pages

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Book Description

The significant amount of information available in any field requires a systematic and analytical approach to select the most critical information and anticipate major events. During the last decade, the world has witnessed a rapid expansion of applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to an increasingly broad range of financial markets and problems. Machine learning and AI algorithms facilitate this process understanding, modelling and forecasting the behaviour of the most relevant financial variables.

The main contribution of this book is the presentation of new theoretical and applied AI perspectives to find solutions to unsolved finance questions. This volume proposes an optimal model for the volatility smile, for modelling high-frequency liquidity demand and supply and for the simulation of market microstructure features. Other new AI developments explored in this book includes building a universal model for a large number of stocks, developing predictive models based on the average price of the crowd, forecasting the stock price using the attention mechanism in a neural network, clustering multivariate time series into different market states, proposing a multivariate distance nonlinear causality test and filtering out false investment strategies with an unsupervised learning algorithm.

Machine Learning and AI in Finance explores the most recent advances in the application of innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence models to predict financial time series, to simulate the structure of the financial markets, to explore nonlinear causality models, to test investment strategies and to price financial options.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Quantitative Finance journal.

Table of Contents


Marcos Lopez de Prado


Germán G. Creamer, Gary Kazantsev and Tomaso Aste

1. Universal features of price formation in financial markets: perspectives from deep learning

Justin Sirignano and Rama Cont

2. Far from the madding crowd: collective wisdom in prediction markets

Giulio Bottazzi and Daniele Giachini

3. Forecasting limit order book liquidity supply–demand curves with functional autoregressive dynamics

Ying Chen, Wee Song Chua and Wolfgang Karl Härdle

4. Forecasting market states

Pier Francesco Procacci and Tomaso Aste

5. Encoding of high-frequency order information and prediction of short-term stock price by deep learning

Daigo Tashiro, Hiroyasu Matsushima, Kiyoshi Izumi and Hiroki Sakaji

6. Attention mechanism in the prediction of stock price movement by using LSTM: Evidence from the Hong Kong stock market

Shun Chen and Lei Ge

7. Learning multi-market microstructure from order book data

Geonhwan Ju, Kyoung-Kuk Kim and Dong-Young Lim

8. A non-linear causality test: a machine learning approach for energy futures forecast

Germán G. Creamer and Chihoon Lee

9. The QLBS Q-Learner goes NuQLear: fitted Q iteration, inverse RL, and option portfolios

Igor Halperin

10. Detection of false investment strategies using unsupervised learning methods

Marcos López de Prado and Michael J. Lewis

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Germán G. Creamer is Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business, NYU; Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University and former Senior Manager, American Express.

Gary Kazantsev is the Head of Quant Technology Strategy, Office of the CTO at Bloomberg L. P., New York, USA.

Tomaso Aste is Professor of Complexity Science, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK.