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Forecasting Covariance Matrices: A Mixed Frequency Approach

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  • Roxana Halbleib
  • Valerie Voev

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This paper proposes a new method for forecasting covariance matrices of financial returns. the model mixes volatility forecasts from a dynamic model of daily realized volatilities estimated with high-frequency data with correlation forecasts based on daily data. This new approach allows for flexible dependence patterns for volatilities and correlations, and can be applied to covariance matrices of large dimensions. The seperate modeling of volatility and correlation forecasts considerably reduces the estimation and measurement error implied by the joint estimation and modeling of covariance matrix dynamics. Our empirical results show that the new mixing approach provides superior forecasts compared to multivariate volatility specifications using single sources of information.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers ECARES with number ECARES 2010-002.

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Length: 38 p.
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:eca:wpaper:2013/73640

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  1. Kevin Sheppard, 2014. "Factor High-Frequency Based Volatility (HEAVY) Models," Economics Series Working Papers 710, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  2. Nikolaus Hautsch & Lada M. Kyj & Peter Malec, 2011. "The Merit of High-Frequency Data in Portfolio Allocation," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2011-059, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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  4. Matteo Luciani & David Veredas, 2012. "A model for vast panels of volatilities," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 1230, Banco de Espa�a.

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