DOI: 10.1002/for.3108 ISSN: 0277-6693

An ensemble model for stock index prediction based on media attention and emotional causal inference

Juanjuan Wang, Shujie Zhou, Wentong Liu, Lin Jiang
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Strategy and Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Economics and Econometrics


Electronic and digital trading models have made stock trading more accessible and convenient, leading to exponential growth in trading data. With a wealth of trading data available, researchers have found opportunities to extract valuable insights by uncovering patterns in stock price movements and market dynamics. Deep learning models are increasingly being employed for stock price prediction. While neural networks offer superior computational capabilities compared with traditional statistical methods, their results often lack interpretability, limiting their utility in explaining stock price volatility and investment behavior. To address this challenge, we propose a causality‐based method that incorporates a multivariate approach, integrating news event attention sequences and sentiment index sequences. The goal is to capture the intricate and multifaceted relationships among news events, media sentiment, and stock prices. We illustrate the application of this proposed approach using a Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone global event database, demonstrating its benefits through the analysis of attention sequences and media sentiment index sequences for news events across various categories. This research not only identifies promising directions for further exploration but also offers insights with implications for informed investment decisions.

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