Volume 13, Number 4

Multiple Instance Learning Networks for Stock Movements Prediction with Financial News


Yiqi Deng and Siu Ming Yiu, The University of Hong Kong, China


A major source of information can be taken from financial news articles, which have some correlations about the fluctuation of stock trends. In this paper, we investigate the influences of financial news on the stock trends, from a multi-instance view. The intuition behind this is based on the news uncertainty in random news occurrences and the lack of annotation for every single financial news. Under the scenario of Multiple Instance Learning (MIL) where training instances are arranged in bags, and a label is assigned for the entire bag instead of instances, we develop a flexible and adaptive multi-instance learning model and evaluate its ability in directional movement forecast of Standard & Poor’s 500 index on financial news dataset. Specifically, we treat each trading day as one bag, with certain amounts of news happening on each trading day as instances in each bag. Experiment results demonstrate that our proposed multiinstance-based framework gains outstanding results in terms of the accuracy of trend prediction, compared with other state-of-art approaches and baselines.


Multiple Instance Learning, Natural language Processing, Stock Trend Forecasting, Financial News, Text Classification.