The search for models to predict the prices of financial markets is still a highly researched topic, despite major related challenges. The prices of financial assets are non-linear, dynamic, and chaotic; thus, they are financial time series that are difficult to predict. Among the latest techniques, machine learning models are some of the most researched, given their capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in various applications. We evaluate BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Ridge Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:BAF stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BAF stock.

Keywords: LON:BAF, BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Stock Rating
2. Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
3. Reaction Function ## LON:BAF Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Stock markets are affected by many uncertainties and interrelated economic and political factors at both local and global levels. The key to successful stock market forecasting is achieving best results with minimum required input data. To determine the set of relevant factors for making accurate predictions is a complicated task and so regular stock market analysis is very essential. More specifically, the stock market's movements are analyzed and predicted in order to retrieve knowledge that could guide investors on when to buy and sell. We consider BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC Stock Decision Process with Ridge Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:BAF 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 γ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.1,2,3,4

F(Ridge Regression)5,6,7= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{a1}& {p}_{a2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+3 month) $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:BAF stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:BAF Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+3 month)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:BAF BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC
Time series to forecast n: 05 Oct 2022 for (n+3 month)

According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BAF 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

BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) with Ridge Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:BAF stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BAF stock.

### Financial State Forecast for LON:BAF Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B2Ba3
Operational Risk 8478
Market Risk4031
Technical Analysis8650
Fundamental Analysis3166
Risk Unsystematic3489

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 81 out of 100 with 795 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:BAF stock?
A: LON:BAF stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Ridge Regression
Q: Is LON:BAF stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BAF Stock.
Q: Is BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for BRITISH & AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:BAF stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:BAF is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:BAF stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:BAF is (n+3 month)