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Time-varying higher-order conditional moments and forecasting intraday VaR and Expected Shortfall

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  • Ergün, A. Tolga
  • Jun, Jongbyung
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    We estimate several GARCH- and Extreme Value Theory (EVT)-based models to forecast intraday Value-at-Risk (VaR) and Expected Shortfall (ES) for S&P 500 stock index futures returns for both long and short positions. Among the GARCH-based models we consider is the so-called Autoregressive Conditional Density (ARCD) model, which allows time-variation in higher-order conditional moments. ARCD model with time-varying conditional skewness parameter has the best in-sample fit among the GARCH-based models. The EVT-based model and the GARCH-based models which take conditional skewness and kurtosis (time-varying or otherwise) into account provide accurate VaR forecasts. ARCD model with time-varying conditional skewness parameter seems to provide the most accurate ES forecasts.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

    Volume (Year): 50 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 264-272

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:quaeco:v:50:y:2010:i:3:p:264-272

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    Keywords: Density estimation Higher-order conditional moments Intraday Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall;

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