Empirical analysis : stock market prediction via extreme learning machine

Xiaodong LI, Haoran XIE, Ran WANG, Yi CAI*, Jingjing CAO, Feng WANG, Huaqing MIN, Xiaotie DENG

*Corresponding author for this work

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How to predict stock price movements based on quantitative market data modeling is an attractive topic. In front of the market news and stock prices that are commonly believed as two important market data sources, how to extract and exploit the hidden information within the raw data and make both accurate and fast predictions simultaneously becomes a challenging problem. In this paper, we present the design and architecture of our trading signal mining platform that employs extreme learning machine (ELM) to make stock price prediction based on those two data sources concurrently. Comprehensive experimental comparisons between ELM and the state-of-the-art learning algorithms, including support vector machine (SVM) and back-propagation neural network (BP-NN), have been undertaken on the intra-day tick-by-tick data of the H-share market and contemporaneous news archives. The results have shown that (1) both RBF ELM and RBF SVM achieve higher prediction accuracy and faster prediction speed than BP-NN; (2) the RBF ELM achieves similar accuracy with the RBF SVM and (3) the RBF ELM has faster prediction speed than the RBF SVM. Simulations of a preliminary trading strategy with the signals are conducted. Results show that strategy with more accurate signals will make more profits with less risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Issue number1
Early online date2 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This work was partly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61300137); the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, China (Grant No. S2011040002222); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, SCUT (Grant No. 2012ZM0077). This work was also supported by Shenzhen New Industry Development Fund under grant No. JCYJ20120617120716224.


  • Extreme learning machine
  • Stock market prediction
  • Trading signal mining platform


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