African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4165

Full Length Research Paper

Application of Fuzzy-neural networks in multi-ahead forecast of stock price

  Gholamreza Jandaghi1*, Reza Tehrani2, Davoud Hosseinpour3, Rahmatollah Gholipour4 and Seyed Amir Shahidi Shadkam4    
  1Faculty of Management, Qom College, University of Tehran, Iran. 2Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran. 3Faculty of Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran. 4Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Qom Campus, Qom, Iran.
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  •  Accepted: 05 February 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



Today, investment by purchasing stock-share constitutes the greater part of economic exchanges of countries and a considerable amount of capital is exchanged through stock markets in the whole world. National economies are strongly influenced by the operation of stock markets; in addition, stock market as an available means for investment is of special importance for both investor and the receiver of investment. The most important part of this business is to obtain more profits through estimating future stock prices. This research with a probe in a sample of the whole population of the study involves the data and financial record of SAIPA auto-making company which is a member of Iranian stock, aims at the prediction of stock price. The prediction was done by the two linear and nonlinear models for one ahead and multi ahead in stock price by using exogenous variable of stock market cash index, and the results show the preference of nonlinear neural-fuzzy model to classic linear model and verify the capabilities of fuzzy-neural networks in this prediction. JEL Classification: C32-C45-C53.


Key words: One-ahead forecast, multi-ahead forecast, ARIMA linear model, neural networks, fuzzy-neural model.