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Modeling and Forecasting Realized Volatility
, 2002
"... this paper is built. First, although raw returns are clearly leptokurtic, returns standardized by realized volatilities are approximately Gaussian. Second, although the distributions of realized volatilities are clearly rightskewed, the distributions of the logarithms of realized volatilities are a ..."
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this paper is built. First, although raw returns are clearly leptokurtic, returns standardized by realized volatilities are approximately Gaussian. Second, although the distributions of realized volatilities are clearly rightskewed, the distributions of the logarithms of realized volatilities are approximately Gaussian. Third, the longrun dynamics of realized logarithmic volatilities are well approximated by a fractionallyintegrated longmemory process. Motivated by the three ABDL empirical regularities, we proceed to estimate and evaluate a multivariate model for the logarithmic realized volatilities: a fractionallyintegrated Gaussian vector autoregression (VAR) . Importantly, our approach explicitly permits measurement errors in the realized volatilities. Comparing the resulting volatility forecasts to those obtained from currently popular daily volatility models and more complicated highfrequency models, we find that our simple Gaussian VAR forecasts generally produce superior forecasts. Furthermore, we show that, given the theoretically motivated and empirically plausible assumption of normally distributed returns conditional on the realized volatilities, the resulting lognormalnormal mixture forecast distribution provides conditionally wellcalibrated density forecasts of returns, from which we obtain accurate estimates of conditional return quantiles. In the remainder of this paper, we proceed as follows. We begin in section 2 by formally developing the relevant quadratic variation theory within a standard frictionless arbitragefree multivariate pricing environment. In section 3 we discuss the practical construction of realized volatilities from highfrequency foreign exchange returns. Next, in section 4 we summarize the salient distributional features of r...
On the Detection and Estimation of Long Memory in Stochastic Volatility
, 1995
"... Recent studies have suggested that stock markets' volatility has a type of longrange dependence that is not appropriately described by the usual Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedastic (GARCH) and Exponential GARCH (EGARCH) models. In this paper, different models for describing ..."
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Recent studies have suggested that stock markets' volatility has a type of longrange dependence that is not appropriately described by the usual Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedastic (GARCH) and Exponential GARCH (EGARCH) models. In this paper, different models for describing this longrange dependence are examined and the properties of a LongMemory Stochastic Volatility (LMSV) model, constructed by incorporating an Autoregressive Fractionally Integrated Moving Average (ARFIMA) process in a stochastic volatility scheme, are discussed. Strongly consistent estimators for the parameters of this LMSV model are obtained by maximizing the spectral likelihood. The distribution of the estimators is analyzed by means of a Monte Carlo study. The LMSV is applied to daily stock market returns providing an improved description of the volatility behavior. In order to assess the empirical relevance of this approach, tests for longmemory volatility are described and applied to an e...
Roughing It Up: Including Jump Components in the Measurement, Modeling and Forecasting of Return Volatility
 REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, FORTHCOMING
, 2006
"... A rapidly growing literature has documented important improvements in financial return volatility measurement and forecasting via use of realized variation measures constructed from highfrequency returns coupled with simple modeling procedures. Building on recent theoretical results in BarndorffNi ..."
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A rapidly growing literature has documented important improvements in financial return volatility measurement and forecasting via use of realized variation measures constructed from highfrequency returns coupled with simple modeling procedures. Building on recent theoretical results in BarndorffNielsen and Shephard (2004a, 2005) for related bipower variation measures, the present paper provides a practical and robust framework for nonparametrically measuring the jump component in asset return volatility. In an application to the DM/ $ exchange rate, the S&P500 market index, and the 30year U.S. Treasury bond yield, we find that jumps are both highly prevalent and distinctly less persistent than the continuous sample path variation process. Moreover, many jumps appear directly associated with specific macroeconomic news announcements. Separating jump from nonjump movements in a simple but sophisticated volatility forecasting model, we find that almost all of the predictability in daily, weekly, and monthly return volatilities comes from the nonjump component. Our results thus set the stage for a number of interesting future econometric developments and important financial applications by separately modeling, forecasting, and pricing the continuous and jump components of the total return variation process.
Microeconomic Models for LongMemory in the Volatility of Financial Time Series
"... We show that a class of microeconomic behavioral models with interacting agents, derived from Kirman (1991, 1993), can replicate the empirical longmemory properties of the two first conditional moments of financial time series. The essence of these models is that the forecasts and thus the desired ..."
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We show that a class of microeconomic behavioral models with interacting agents, derived from Kirman (1991, 1993), can replicate the empirical longmemory properties of the two first conditional moments of financial time series. The essence of these models is that the forecasts and thus the desired trades of the individuals in the markets are influenced, directly, or indirectly by those of the other participants. These "field effects" generate "herding" behaviour which affects the structure of the asset price dynamics. The series of returns generated by these models display the same empirical properties as financial returns: returns are I(0), the series of absolute and squared returns display strong dependence, while the series of absolute returns do not display a trend. Furthermore, this class of models is able to replicate the common longmemory properties in the volatility and covolatility of financial time series, revealed by Teyssière (1997, 1998a). These properties are investigated by using various model independent tests and estimators, i.e., semiparametric and nonparametric, introduced by Lo (1991), Kwiatkowski, Phillips, Schmidt and Shin (1992), Robinson (1995), Lobato and Robinson (1998), Giraitis, Kokoszka Leipus and Teyssière (2000, 2001). The relative performance of these tests and estimators for longmemory in a nonstandard data generating process is then assessed.
Some Like it Smooth, and Some Like it Rough: Untangling Continuous and Jump Components in Measuring, Modeling, and Forecasting Asset Return Volatility
, 2003
"... A rapidly growing literature has documented important improvements in volatility measurement and forecasting performance through the use of realized volatilities constructed from highfrequency returns coupled with relatively simple reduced form time series modeling procedures. Building on recent th ..."
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A rapidly growing literature has documented important improvements in volatility measurement and forecasting performance through the use of realized volatilities constructed from highfrequency returns coupled with relatively simple reduced form time series modeling procedures. Building on recent theoretical results from BarndorffNielsen and Shephard (2003c) for related bipower variation measures involving the sum of highfrequency absolute returns, the present paper provides a practical framework for nonparametrically measuring the jump component in the realized volatility measurements. Exploiting these ideas for a decade of highfrequency fiveminute returns for the DM/ $ exchange rate, the S&P500 aggregate market index, and the 30year U.S. Treasury Bond, we find the jump components to be distinctly less persistent than the contribution to the overall return variability originating from the continuous sample path component of the price process. Explicitly including the jump measure as an additional explanatory variable in an easytoimplement reduced form model for the realized volatilities results in highly significant jump coefficient estimates at the daily, weekly and quarterly forecasts horizons. As such, our results hold promise for improved financial asset allocation, risk management, and derivatives pricing, by separate modeling, forecasting and pricing of the continuous and jump components of the total return variability.
Statistical inference for timevarying ARCH processes
 ANN. STATIST
, 2006
"... In this paper the class of ARCH(∞) models is generalized to the nonstationary class of ARCH(∞) models with timevarying coefficients. For fixed time points, a stationary approximation is given leading to the notation “locally stationary ARCH(∞) process.” The asymptotic properties of weighted quasil ..."
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In this paper the class of ARCH(∞) models is generalized to the nonstationary class of ARCH(∞) models with timevarying coefficients. For fixed time points, a stationary approximation is given leading to the notation “locally stationary ARCH(∞) process.” The asymptotic properties of weighted quasilikelihood estimators of timevarying ARCH(p) processes (p <∞) are studied, including asymptotic normality. In particular, the extra bias due to nonstationarity of the process is investigated. Moreover, a Taylor expansion of the nonstationary ARCH process in terms of stationary processes is given and it is proved that the timevarying ARCH process can be written as a timevarying Volterra series.
Testing stochastic cycles in macroeconomic time series, forthcoming in Journal of Time Series Analysis
, 2001
"... Abstract. A particular version of the tests of Robinson (1994) for testing stochastic cycles in macroeconomic time series is proposed in this article. The tests have a standard limit distribution and are easy to implement in raw time series. A Monte Carlo experiment is conducted, studying the size a ..."
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Abstract. A particular version of the tests of Robinson (1994) for testing stochastic cycles in macroeconomic time series is proposed in this article. The tests have a standard limit distribution and are easy to implement in raw time series. A Monte Carlo experiment is conducted, studying the size and the power of the tests against different alternatives, and the results are compared with those based on other tests. An empirical application using historical U.S. annual data is also carried out at the end of the article.