Date of this Version

September 2004

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Vanstone B., Finnie G., Tan C. (2004) Enhancing Security Selection in the Australian Stockmarket using Fundamental Analysis and Neural Networks In: Proceedings of the 8th IASTED International conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2004) , Marbella, Spain, 1-3 September 2004

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This paper examines financial trading from the aspect of security selection. In practice, it is unrealistic for a financial trader to participate in the full market of tradeable securities, and a selection mechanism must be employed to reduce the number of possible securities competing for investment capital. Essentially, there are two main methodologies used, namely, Fundamental Analysis, and Technical Analysis. This paper examines the practice of Fundamental Analysis, and demonstrates how neural networks can be practically employed to enhance the fundamentalist selection process.



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