Forecasting Malaysian Exchange Rate using Artificial Neural Network

  • Ikhwan Muzammil Amran
Keywords: Artificial Neural Network, modelling, exchange rates, non-linear models


In todays fast paced global economy, the accuracy in forecasting the foreign exchange rate or predicting the trend is a critical key for any future business to come. The use of computational intelligence based techniques for forecasting has been proved to be successful for quite some time. This study presents a computational advance for forecasting the Foreign Exchange Rate in Kuala Lumpur for Ringgit Malaysia against US Dollar. A neural network based model has been used in forecasting the days ahead of exchange rate. The aims of this research are to make a prediction of Foreign Exchange Rate in Kuala Lumpur for Ringgit Malaysia against US Dollar using artificial neural network and determine practicality of the model. The Alyuda NeuroIntelligence software was utilized to analyze and to predict the data. After the data has been processed and the structural network compared to each other, the network of 2-4-1 has been chosen by outperforming other networks. This network selection criteria are based on Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) value which shows the lowest of them all. The training algorithm that applied is Quasi-Netwon based on the lowest recorded absolute training error. Hence, it is believed that experimental results demonstrate that Artificial Neural Network based model can closely predict the future exchange rate.


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