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Chojnowski Michał (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), Dybka Piotr (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)
Is exchange rate moody? forecasting exchange rate with google trends data
Econometric Research in Finance, 2017, vol. 2, nr 1, s. 1-21, tab., wykr., bibliogr. 13 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Kurs walutowy, Prognozowanie, Analizy głównych komponentów
Exchange rates, Forecasting, Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
JEL clasiffication: C53, F31, F37, G17
This paper proposes a novel method of exchange rate forecasting. We extend the present value model based on observable fundamentals by including three unobserved fundamentals: credit-market, nancial-market, and price-market sentiments. We develop a method of sentiments extraction from Google Trends data on searched queries for different markets. Our method is based on evolutionary algorithms of variable selection and principal component analysis (PCA). Our results show that the extended vector autoregressive model (VAR) which includes markets' sentiment, shows better forecasting capabilities than the model based solely on fundamental variables or the random walk model (naïve forecast).(original abstract)
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