Where’s that price going next? How to use ARIMA models to forecast price movement

(Last Updated On: June 25, 2012)

Hi there,

One of the most important things in trading is figuring out where the price is going in the next few seconds, minutes or hours.

After all, you’re unlikely to make money without an “edge” that gives you an advantage over the market. So let me briefly introduce you to ARIMA (“Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average”) modeling.

Used properly, ARIMA lets you forecast prices with a higher degree of accuracy than without it. It’s also very flexible: ARIMA encompasses random-walk and random-trend models, autoregressive models, and exponential smoothing models. Constant trends, linear trends and quadratic trends can all modeled effectively.

You don’t have to start from scratch, though.

In R, the stats package includes an ARIMA function which includes seasonal factors, an intercept term, and exogenous variables (xreg, called “external regressors”).

The “forecast” package in R can also automatically select an ARIMA model for a given time series with the auto.arima() function. The package can even simulate seasonal and non-seasonal ARIMA models with its simulate.Arima() function.

Woud you like to find out how to use all these functions, up to and including the R source code?

I’m publishing another walkthrough video that covers everything you need to know to start using ARIMA quickly.

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Good trading,


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