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APPLICATION OF MARKOV CHAIN TO M A STUDY OF SAFARICOM SHARES IN

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dc.contributor.author Simeyo Otieno, Edgar Ouko
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T08:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T08:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-20
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2341
dc.description.abstract Wealth creation is the goal for every investor. The stock market is one attractive area for investment. Nairobi Securities Exchange being an emerging market in the region, it is considered that both foreign and local investors will seize the opportunity an has not been the case for many potential investors due to inability to make informed investment decisions based on future expectations of the stock market. An understanding of the stock market trend in terms of p model has been widely applied in predicting stock market trend. In many applications, it has been applied in predicting stock index for a group of stock but little has been done Moreover, the model has had limited application in emerging stock markets. The overall objective of this study therefore, was to apply Markov Chain to model and forecast trend of Safaricom shares trading in Nairobi Securities Exchange, study design. Secondary quantitative data on the daily closing share prices of Safaricom was obtained from NSE website over a period covering 1 days trading data panel. A markov chain model was determined based on probability transition matrix and initial state vector. predicted that the Safaricom share prices would depreciate, probability of 0.3, 0.1 and 0.5 respectively en_US
dc.subject Markov Chain, Forecast, Safaricom Shares en_US
dc.title APPLICATION OF MARKOV CHAIN TO M A STUDY OF SAFARICOM SHARES IN en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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