## Summary

Recently, a lot of interesting work has been done in the area of applying Machine Learning Algorithms for analyzing price patterns and predicting stock prices and index changes. Most stock traders nowadays depend on Intelligent Trading Systems which help them in predicting prices based on various situations and conditions, thereby helping them in making instantaneous investment decisions.** We evaluate Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock prediction models with Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Lasso Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the JOF stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy JOF stock.**

## Key Points

- Probability Distribution
- What is a prediction confidence?
- Stock Forecast Based On a Predictive Algorithm

## JOF Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock Stock Decision Process with Supervised Machine Learning (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of JOF 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(Lasso 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(Supervised Machine Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({s}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of JOF stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## JOF Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**JOF Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock

**Time series to forecast n: 29 Nov 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy JOF 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%**

## Adjusted IFRS* Prediction Methods for Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock

- When applying the effective interest method, an entity generally amortises any fees, points paid or received, transaction costs and other premiums or discounts that are included in the calculation of the effective interest rate over the expected life of the financial instrument. However, a shorter period is used if this is the period to which the fees, points paid or received, transaction costs, premiums or discounts relate. This will be the case when the variable to which the fees, points paid or received, transaction costs, premiums or discounts relate is repriced to market rates before the expected maturity of the financial instrument. In such a case, the appropriate amortisation period is the period to the next such repricing date. For example, if a premium or discount on a floating-rate financial instrument reflects the interest that has accrued on that financial instrument since the interest was last paid, or changes in the market rates since the floating interest rate was reset to the market rates, it will be amortised to the next date when the floating interest is reset to market rates. This is because the premium or discount relates to the period to the next interest reset date because, at that date, the variable to which the premium or discount relates (ie interest rates) is reset to the market rates. If, however, the premium or discount results from a change in the credit spread over the floating rate specified in the financial instrument, or other variables that are not reset to the market rates, it is amortised over the expected life of the financial instrument.
- A regular way purchase or sale gives rise to a fixed price commitment between trade date and settlement date that meets the definition of a derivative. However, because of the short duration of the commitment it is not recognised as a derivative financial instrument. Instead, this Standard provides for special accounting for such regular way contracts (see paragraphs 3.1.2 and B3.1.3–B3.1.6).
- The underlying pool must contain one or more instruments that have contractual cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding
- For hedges other than hedges of foreign currency risk, when an entity designates a non-derivative financial asset or a non-derivative financial liability measured at fair value through profit or loss as a hedging instrument, it may only designate the non-derivative financial instrument in its entirety or a proportion of it.

*International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of accounting rules for the financial statements of public companies that are intended to make them consistent, transparent, and easily comparable around the world.

## Conclusions

Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) with Lasso Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the JOF stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy JOF stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for JOF Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B2 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 66 | 90 |

Market Risk | 81 | 77 |

Technical Analysis | 37 | 45 |

Fundamental Analysis | 48 | 42 |

Risk Unsystematic | 33 | 39 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for JOF stock?A: JOF stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Lasso Regression

Q: Is JOF stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy JOF Stock.

Q: Is Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc Common Stock is Buy and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of JOF stock?

A: The consensus rating for JOF is Buy.

Q: What is the prediction period for JOF stock?

A: The prediction period for JOF is (n+8 weeks)

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