In this work, we investigate the application of Deep Learning in Portfolio selection in a Markowitz mean-variance framework. We refer to a l1 regularized multi-period model; the choice of the l1 norm aims at producing sparse solutions. A crucial issue is the choice of the regularization parameter, which must realize a trade-off between fidelity to data and regularization. We propose an algorithm based on neural networks for the automatic selection of the regularization parameter. Once the neural network training is completed, an estimate of the regularization parameter can be computed via forward propagation. Numerical experiments and comparisons performed on real data validate the approach.

l1-Regularization in Portfolio Selection with Machine Learning

Stefania Corsaro;Zelda Marino;Salvatore Scognamiglio
2022

Abstract

In this work, we investigate the application of Deep Learning in Portfolio selection in a Markowitz mean-variance framework. We refer to a l1 regularized multi-period model; the choice of the l1 norm aims at producing sparse solutions. A crucial issue is the choice of the regularization parameter, which must realize a trade-off between fidelity to data and regularization. We propose an algorithm based on neural networks for the automatic selection of the regularization parameter. Once the neural network training is completed, an estimate of the regularization parameter can be computed via forward propagation. Numerical experiments and comparisons performed on real data validate the approach.
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