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Long memory and nonlinearities in realized volatility: A Markov switching approach

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  • Raggi, Davide
  • Bordignon, Silvano

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Realized volatility is studied using nonlinear and highly persistent dynamics. In particular, a model is proposed that simultaneously captures long memory and nonlinearities in which level and persistence shift through a Markov switching dynamics. Inference is based on an efficient Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm that is used to estimate parameters, latent process and predictive densities. The in-sample results show that both long memory and nonlinearities are significant and improve the description of the data. The out-sample results at several forecast horizons show that introducing these nonlinearities produces superior forecasts over those obtained using nested models.

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Volume (Year): 56 (2012)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 3730-3742

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Keywords: Realized volatility; Switching-regime; Long memory; MCMC; Forecasting;

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