Entropy 2013, 15(11), 4909-4931; doi:10.3390/e15114909
Review

Applications of Entropy in Finance: A Review

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Received: 27 September 2013; in revised form: 20 October 2013 / Accepted: 30 October 2013 / Published: 11 November 2013
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Abstract: Although the concept of entropy is originated from thermodynamics, its concepts and relevant principles, especially the principles of maximum entropy and minimum cross-entropy, have been extensively applied in finance. In this paper, we review the concepts and principles of entropy, as well as their applications in the field of finance, especially in portfolio selection and asset pricing. Furthermore, we review the effects of the applications of entropy and compare them with other traditional and new methods.
Keywords: entropy; finance; the principle of maximum entropy; applications; portfolio selection; asset pricing
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Zhou, R.; Cai, R.; Tong, G. Applications of Entropy in Finance: A Review. Entropy 2013, 15, 4909-4931.

AMA Style

Zhou R, Cai R, Tong G. Applications of Entropy in Finance: A Review. Entropy. 2013; 15(11):4909-4931.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhou, Rongxi; Cai, Ru; Tong, Guanqun. 2013. "Applications of Entropy in Finance: A Review." Entropy 15, no. 11: 4909-4931.


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