Multifractality and Long-Range Dependence of Asset Returns: The Scaling Behaviour of the Markov-Switching Multifractal Model with Lognormal Volatility Components
AbstractIn this paper we consider daily financial data from various sources (stock market indices, foreign exchange rates and bonds) and analyze their multi-scaling properties by estimating the parameters of a Markov-switching multifractal model (MSM) with Lognormal volatility components. In order to see how well estimated models capture the temporal dependency of the empirical data, we estimate and compare (generalized) Hurst exponents for both empirical data and simulated MSM models. In general, the Lognormal MSM models generate ‘apparent’ long memory in good agreement with empirical scaling provided one uses sufficiently many volatility components. In comparison with a Binomial MSM specification , results are almost identical. This suggests that a parsimonious discrete specification is flexible enough and the gain from adopting the continuous Lognormal distribution is very limited
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1427.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Markov-switching multifractal; scaling; return volatility;
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- Ruipeng Liu & T. Di Matteo & Thomas Lux, 2008. "Multifractality And Long-Range Dependence Of Asset Returns: The Scaling Behavior Of The Markov-Switching Multifractal Model With Lognormal Volatility Components," Advances in Complex Systems (ACS), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 11(05), pages 669-684.
- Liu, Ruipeng & Di Matteo, Tiziana & Lux, Thomas, 2008. "Multifractality and long-range dependence of asset returns: The scaling behaviour of the Markov-switching multifractal model with lognormal volatility components," Economics Working Papers 2008,09, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
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