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Nonlinear Fluctuation Behavior of Financial Time Series Model by Statistical Physics System

Wuyang Cheng and Jun Wang

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We develop a random financial time series model of stock market by one of statistical physics systems, the stochastic contact interacting system. Contact process is a continuous time Markov process; one interpretation of this model is as a model for the spread of an infection, where the epidemic spreading mimics the interplay of local infections and recovery of individuals. From this financial model, we study the statistical behaviors of return time series, and the corresponding behaviors of returns for Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSECI) and Hang Seng Index (HSI) are also comparatively studied. Further, we investigate the Zipf distribution and multifractal phenomenon of returns and price changes. Zipf analysis and MF-DFA analysis are applied to investigate the natures of fluctuations for the stock market.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 806271, 11 pages.

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Cheng, Wuyang; Wang, Jun. Nonlinear Fluctuation Behavior of Financial Time Series Model by Statistical Physics System. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014, Special Issue (2014), Article ID 806271, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/806271. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1412364369

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