The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using external indicators, such as commodity prices and currency exchange rates, in predicting movements. The performance of each technique is evaluated using different domain specific metrics. A comprehensive evaluation procedure is described, involving the use of trading simulations to assess the practical value of predictive models, and comparison with simple benchmarks that respond to underlying market growth. We evaluate Western Union prediction models with Statistical Inference (ML) and Pearson Correlation1,2,3,4 and conclude that the WU stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WU stock.

Keywords: WU, Western Union, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

Key Points

1. Investment Risk
2. What are main components of Markov decision process?

WU Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Short - term price movements, contribute a considerable measure to the unpredictability of the securities exchanges. Accurately predicting the price fluctuations in stock market is a huge economical advantage. The aforementioned task is generally achieved by analyzing the company, this is called as fundamental analysis. Another method, which is undergoing a lot of research work recently, is to create a predictive algorithmic model using machine learning. To train machines to take trading decisions in such short - period of time, the latter method needs to be adopted. Deep Neural Networks, being the most exceptional innovation in Machine Learning, have been utilized to develop a short-term prediction model. We consider Western Union Stock Decision Process with Pearson Correlation where A is the set of discrete actions of WU 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(Pearson Correlation)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(Statistical Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+1 year) $\stackrel{\to }{R}=\left({r}_{1},{r}_{2},{r}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of WU stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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WU Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+1 year)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: WU Western Union
Time series to forecast n: 13 Oct 2022 for (n+1 year)

According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WU 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

Western Union assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) with Pearson Correlation1,2,3,4 and conclude that the WU stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WU stock.

Financial State Forecast for WU Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B2
Operational Risk 9050
Market Risk4963
Technical Analysis7443
Fundamental Analysis3141
Risk Unsystematic6745

Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 92 out of 100 with 790 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for WU stock?
A: WU stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) and Pearson Correlation
Q: Is WU stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WU Stock.
Q: Is Western Union stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Western Union is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of WU stock?
A: The consensus rating for WU is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for WU stock?
A: The prediction period for WU is (n+1 year)