Fractal Dynamics and Machine Learning in Financial Markets

A special issue of Fractal and Fractional (ISSN 2504-3110). This special issue belongs to the section "Numerical and Computational Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 352

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Business, University of Barcelona, Av. Diagonal, 690, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: fractal analysis; fractional dynamics; computational finance; financial markets, speculation and corporate finance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the dynamic landscape of financial markets and speculation, a unique blend of classical and quantum physics, statistical physics, and mathematics, including fractional calculus, has emerged as a promising approach. This interplay is marked by the recognition that many phenomena exhibit long-range correlations in both time and space, memory effects, fractality, and power–law dynamics. These inherent complexities underscore the relevance of fractional analysis and its application to understanding the behavior of assets, speculation, and corporate finance in financial markets.

This Special Issue aims to explore the interplay between complex, fractal, and fractional dynamics in financial markets and speculation, and how these techniques can provide valuable insights into asset pricing, market behavior, risk management and corporate finance. We invite rigorous, original contributions that align with the scope of the journal. Authors are encouraged to delve into various aspects, including (but not limited to):

  • Memory models and their applications in financial markets, both univariate and multivariate.
  • The use of complex and fractional modeling techniques to analyze and predict asset prices and market dynamics.
  • The application of complex and fractional approaches in econophysics, with a focus on speculative behaviors.
  • The utilization of complex and fractional methods to model and understand the intricacies of financial markets.
  • Exploring the mathematical underpinnings of fractals and fractal–fractional order mathematical models within financial markets.
  • Investigating the role of fractional non-linear dynamics and chaos in speculation.
  • Leveraging big data for complex and fractional analysis to enhance trading strategies and corporate financial decision making.
  • The integration of fractional order advanced control systems, including machine learning in high-frequency trading, financial markets, speculation, and corporate finance.

We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue where we aim to enrich our understanding of the role of fractal analysis and complex dynamics in the realm of financial markets, speculation, and corporate finance. Your contributions will illuminate the potential and challenges of these tools in modeling and enhancing the study of financial markets, ultimately shaping the future of financial decision making, including corporate finance.

Dr. David Alaminos
Guest Editor

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  • financial markets
  • speculation
  • fractal analysis
  • fractional dynamics
  • asset pricing
  • machine learning
  • risk management
  • volatility
  • algorithmic trading
  • corporate finance

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