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MIDAS volatility forecast performance under market stress: Evidence from emerging stock markets

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  • Emre Alper, C.
  • Fendoglu, Salih
  • Saltoglu, Burak

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This paper evaluates weekly out-of-sample volatility forecast performance of univariate Mixed Data Sampling (MIDAS) model compared to the benchmark model of GARCH(1,1) for ten emerging stock markets. The results show that the MIDAS model offers a statistically better forecasting precision during the recent financially turbulent era, based on the test suggested by West (2006). For the tranquil period, however, the MIDAS model cannot produce a statistically better weekly volatility forecast.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 528-532

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:528-532

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Keywords: Mixed Data Sampling regression model; Conditional volatility forecasting; Emerging markets;

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  1. Fady Barsoum & Sandra Stankiewicz, 2013. "Forecasting GDP Growth Using Mixed-Frequency Models With Switching Regimes," Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 2013-10, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz.

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