This paper addresses problem of predicting direction of movement of stock and stock price index. The study compares four prediction models, Artificial Neural Network (ANN), Support Vector Machine (SVM), random forest and naive-Bayes with two approaches for input to these models.** We evaluate White Mountains prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market Direction Analysis) and Multiple Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the WTM stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTM stock.**

**WTM, White Mountains, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Which neural network is best for prediction?
- Is it better to buy and sell or hold?
- Can neural networks predict stock market?

## WTM Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Prediction of stocks is complicated by the dynamic, complex, and chaotic environment of the stock market. Many studies predict stock price movements using deep learning models. Although the attention mechanism has gained popularity recently in neural machine translation, little focus has been devoted to attention-based deep learning models for stock prediction. We consider White Mountains Stock Decision Process with Multiple Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of WTM stock holders, F is the set of discrete states, P : S × F × S → R is the transition probability distribution, R : S × F → R is the reaction function, and Î³ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.^{1,2,3,4}

F(Multiple Regression)

^{5,6,7}= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{\mathrm{a}1}& {p}_{\mathrm{a}2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Modular Neural Network (Market Direction Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of WTM stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## WTM Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+4 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**WTM White Mountains

**Time series to forecast n: 10 Sep 2022**for (n+4 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTM stock.**

**X axis: *Likelihood%** (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the event will occur.)

**Y axis: *Potential Impact%** (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the price will deviate.)

**Z axis (Yellow to Green): *Technical Analysis%**

## Conclusions

White Mountains assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Direction Analysis) with Multiple Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the WTM stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTM stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for WTM Stock Options & Futures

Rating | Short-Term | Long-Term Senior |
---|---|---|

Outlook* | B3 | Ba2 |

Operational Risk | 34 | 80 |

Market Risk | 49 | 63 |

Technical Analysis | 58 | 60 |

Fundamental Analysis | 43 | 54 |

Risk Unsystematic | 69 | 88 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for WTM stock?A: WTM stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Direction Analysis) and Multiple Regression

Q: Is WTM stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTM Stock.

Q: Is White Mountains stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for White Mountains is Hold and assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of WTM stock?

A: The consensus rating for WTM is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for WTM stock?

A: The prediction period for WTM is (n+4 weeks)