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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012, Article ID 735068, 12 pages
Research Article

Statistical Behavior of a Financial Model by Lattice Fractal Sierpinski Carpet Percolation

Department of Mathematics, Key Laboratory of Communication and Information System, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Received 5 September 2011; Accepted 10 November 2011

Academic Editor: Chein-Shan Liu

Copyright © 2012 Xu Wang and Jun Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The lattice fractal Sierpinski carpet and the percolation theory are applied to develop a new random stock price for the financial market. Percolation theory is usually used to describe the behavior of connected clusters in a random graph, and Sierpinski carpet is an infinitely ramified fractal. In this paper, we consider percolation on the Sierpinski carpet lattice, and the corresponding financial price model is given and investigated. Then, we analyze the statistical behaviors of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index and the simulative data derived from the financial model by comparison.