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dc.contributor.authorNgolobe, Loreine Dotti
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T11:19:02Z
dc.date.available2017-09-04T11:19:02Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/5387
dc.descriptionA Research project Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Business Science in Financial Economics at Strathmore Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to investigate the profitability of technical trading rules based on artificial neural networks in the Kenyan stock market. The technical trading rule is also compared to the buy-and-hold strategy to determine which strategy is more profitable. The study is carried out on the NSE 20 Index using the Excel software. A three-layered feedforward network model is used following (Rodriguez, Martel, & Rivero, 2000). The data set is divided into three sub-periods corresponding to the bear, stable and bull markets. Nine stock indices are then sampled from each sub-period and used as the inputs to the model so as to obtain the ANN forecasts. To determine the forecast accuracy, both the percentage of correct predictions and the Pesaran and Timmermann (1992) non-parametric test proportion of correctly predicted signs are used. To test for economic significance, the total return of the technical trading rule is compared to the buy-and-hold return. The results suggest that, in the absence of trading costs, the technical trading rule is always superior to the buy-and-hold strategy for both bear and stable markets. The buy-and-hold strategy, however, generates higher returns than the technical trading rule for bull markets. These findings are especially beneficial to traders since they can achieve significant trading advantages through the adoption of ANN based technical trading rules. Traders can therefore alternate between the ANN based technical trading rule and the buy-and-hold strategy, depending on whether it is a bear, bull, or stable episode, so as to maximize profits and minimize lossesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectTechnical trading rulesen_US
dc.subjectStock marketsen_US
dc.subjectArtificial neural networks (ANN)en_US
dc.titleOn the profitability of technical trading rules based on artificial neural networks: evidence from the Kenyan stock marketen_US
dc.typeProjecten_US


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