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GARCH-based Volatility Forecasts for Market Volatility Indices

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Volatility forecasting is one of the main issues in the financial econometrics literature. Volatility measures may be derived from statistical models for conditional variance, or from option prices. In recent times, indices have been suggested which summarize the implied volatility of widely traded market index options. One such index is the so-called VXN, an average of 30-day ahead implied volatilities of the options written on the NASDAQ-100 Index. In this paper we show how forecasts obtained with traditional GARCH-type models can be used to forecast the volatility index VXN.

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Paper provided by Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti" in its series Econometrics Working Papers Archive with number wp2002_06.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 27 Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:fir:econom:wp2002_06

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Keywords: Volatility modelling; Volatility forecasting; GARCH models; VXN; Implied volatility.;

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Cited by:
  1. Ryan SULEIMANN, 2003. "The Contagion Effect Between the Volatilities of the NASDAQ-100 and the IT.CA :A Univariate and A Bivariate Switching Approach," Econometrics 0307002, EconWPA, revised 18 Jul 2003.
  2. Ryan SULEIMANN, 2003. "New Technology Stock Market Indexes Contagion: A VAR-dccMVGARCH Approach," Econometrics 0307003, EconWPA, revised 18 Jul 2003.
  3. Ryan SULEIMANN, 2003. "Should Stock Market Indexes Time Varying Correlations Be Taken Into Account? A Conditional Variance Multivariate Approach," Econometrics 0307004, EconWPA, revised 18 Jul 2003.

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