• Sameera A. Othman Department of Mathematics, College of Basic Education, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region-Iraq
  • Kurdistan M. Omar Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



Wavelet Shrinkage Denoising, Arctangent Model, Financial Time Series Data, Noise Reduction, Stock Data, Shanghai Composite Index


In the realm of economic (financial) time series analysis, accurate prediction holds paramount importance. However, these data often suffer from the presence of noise, particularly in highly random and non-stationary datasets like stock market data. Dealing with noisy data makes predicting noise-free economic models exceedingly challenging. This research paper introduces an innovative shrinkage (thresholding) function designed to improve the efficiency of wavelet shrinkage denoising in the context of financial time series data. The proposed function is constructed based on an arctangent model with adjustable parameters meticulously chosen to ensure the function maintains continuous differentiability. The application of this novel shrinkage function effectively reduces noise in stock data. Employing R program for data analysis and figure plotting, the performance of this approach is rigorously validated using closing price data from the Shanghai Composite Index, spanning the period from January 4, 2000 to August 28, 2023. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed thresholding function outperforms classical shrinkage functions (hard, soft, and nonnegative garrote) in both continuous derivative property and denoising efficacy.


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How to Cite

Othman, S. A., & Omar, K. M. (2024). AN ENHANCED SHRINKAGE FUNCTION FOR DENOISING ECONOMIC TIME SERIES DATA USING WAVELET ANALYSIS. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 12(1), 138–143.



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