Can stock prices be predicted with LSTM neural networks?

One of the first questions I asked myself when I started working with neural networks was, can I write a program to predict the price of a stock with a neural network? There are tons of examples floating around the Internet on forecasting or predicting stock market prices but most of them give only example code without actually addressing the question.

I’ve worked fairly extensively with machine learning technology, mainly using neural networks for object detection and facial recognition. One thing that I have learned is that neural network models need to be trained on data within a set of known parameters.

Can the human brain learn without first experiencing or seeing something? Can you use an orange to teach a young child that apples are red?

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