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Long Memory in Stock Market Volatility and the Volatility-in-Mean Effect: The FIEGARCH-M Model

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  • Bent Jesper Christensen

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    (University of Aarhus and CREATES)

  • Morten Ørregaard Nielsen

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    (Queen's University and CREATES)

  • Jie Zhu

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    (University of Aarhus and CREATES)

Abstract

We extend the fractionally integrated exponential GARCH (FIEGARCH) model for daily stock return data with long memory in return volatility of Bollerslev and Mikkelsen (1996) by introducing a possible volatility-in-mean effect. To avoid that the long memory property of volatility carries over to returns, we consider a filtered FIEGARCH-in-mean (FIEGARCH-M) effect in the return equation. The filtering of the volatility-in-mean component thus allows the co-existence of long memory in volatility and short memory in returns. We present an application to the daily CRSP value-weighted cum-dividend stock index return series from 1926 through 2006 which documents the empirical relevance of our model. The volatility-in-mean effect is significant, and the FIEGARCH-M model outperforms the original FIEGARCH model and alternative GARCH-type specifications according to standard criteria.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series CREATES Research Papers with number 2007-10.

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Date of creation: 12 Jun 2007
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Keywords: FIEGARCH; financial leverage; GARCH; long memory; risk-return tradeoff; stock returns; volatility feedback;

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  2. Bent Jesper Christensen & Christian M. Dahl & Emma M. Iglesias, 2008. "Semiparametric Inference in a GARCH-in-Mean Model," CREATES Research Papers 2008-46, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  3. Bent Jesper Christensen & Morten Ørregaard Nielsen & Jie Zhu, 2012. "The impact of financial crises on the risk-return tradeoff and the leverage effect," CREATES Research Papers 2012-19, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  4. Ceylan, Ozcan, 2012. "Time-Varying Volatility Asymmetry: A Conditioned HAR-RV(CJ) EGARCH-M Model," GIAM Working Papers 12-4, Galatasaray University Economic Research Center.
  5. Conrad, Christian & Karanasos, Menelaos & Zeng, Ning, 2011. "Multivariate fractionally integrated APARCH modeling of stock market volatility: A multi-country study," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 147-159, January.
  6. Dahl, Christian M. & Iglesias, Emma M., 2009. "Volatility spill-overs in commodity spot prices: New empirical results," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 601-607, May.

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