Finance is one of the pioneering industries that started using Machine Learning (ML), a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the early 80s for market prediction. Since then, major firms and hedge funds have adopted machine learning for stock prediction, portfolio optimization, credit lending, stock betting, etc. In this paper, we survey all the different approaches of machine learning that can be incorporated in applied finance. We evaluate BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC prediction models with Deductive Inference (ML) and Logistic Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:BRSC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BRSC stock.

Keywords: LON:BRSC, BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

2. What is the use of Markov decision process?
3. Game Theory

## LON:BRSC Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Machine Learning refers to a concept in which a machine has been programmed to learn specific patterns from historical data using powerful algorithms and make predictions in future based on the patterns it learnt. Machine learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the term proposed in 1959 by Arthur Samuel who defined it as the ability of computers or machines to learn new rules and concepts from data without being explicitly programmed. We consider BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC Stock Decision Process with Logistic Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:BRSC 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(Logistic 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(Deductive Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+16 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 LON:BRSC stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:BRSC Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+16 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:BRSC BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC
Time series to forecast n: 10 Oct 2022 for (n+16 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BRSC 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

BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) with Logistic Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:BRSC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BRSC stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B2
Operational Risk 7642
Market Risk4453
Technical Analysis7042
Fundamental Analysis4471
Risk Unsystematic6740

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 76 out of 100 with 837 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:BRSC stock?
A: LON:BRSC stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) and Logistic Regression
Q: Is LON:BRSC stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:BRSC Stock.
Q: Is BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for BLACKROCK SMALLER CO TRUST PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:BRSC stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:BRSC is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:BRSC stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:BRSC is (n+16 weeks)