Predicting Indian basket crude prices through machine learning models - a comparative approach
by Pradip Kumar Mitra; Charu Banga
International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence (IJBFMI), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2019

Abstract: Forecasting crude price can bring some stability in the decision making process for the firms dealing with it. Crude oil is a very volatile commodity so only linear time series modelling is not sufficient to predict its price. A nonlinear model like an artificial neural network is a better choice. The paper tries to test the prediction accuracy of a conventional neural network model and deep learning model using monthly data of Indian basket price of crude oil for 18 years. A simple MLP neural network model and a deep learning model of long short-term memory are used in the present study to find accuracies in predicting the crude price. The paper finds that a simple MLP model can provide better forecasting accuracy compared to a complicated LSTM model.

Online publication date: Mon, 09-Dec-2019

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