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Realized Volatility Risk

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  • David E. Allen

    (School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Edith Cowan University)

  • Michael McAleer

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, and Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Marcel Scharth

    (Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, Department of Econometrics, VU University Amsterdam)

Abstract

In this paper we show that realized variation measures constructed from high- frequency returns reveal a large degree of volatility risk in stock and index returns, where we characterize volatility risk by the extent to which forecasting errors in realized volatility are substantive. Even though returns standardized by ex post quadratic variation measures are nearly Gaussian, this unpredictability brings greater uncertainty to the empirically relevant ex ante distribution of returns. Explicitly modeling this volatility risk is fundamental. We propose a dually asymmetric realized volatility model, which incorporates the fact that realized volatility series are systematically more volatile in high volatility periods. Returns in this framework display time varying volatility, skewness and kurtosis. We provide a detailed account of the empirical advantages of the model using data on the S&P 500 index and eight other indexes and stocks.

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Paper provided by Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research in its series KIER Working Papers with number 753.

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Length: 32pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:753

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Keywords: Realized volatility; volatility of volatility; volatility risk; value-at-risk; forecasting; conditional heteroskedasticity.;

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  1. Manabu Asai & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Leverage and Feedback Effects on Multifactor Wishart Stochastic Volatility for Option Pricing," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-003/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Bonato, Matteo & Caporin, Massimiliano & Ranaldo, Angelo, 2012. "Forecasting Realized (Co)Variances with a Bloc Structure Wishart Autoregressive Model," Working Papers on Finance 1211, University of St. Gallen, School of Finance.
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  4. Vincenzo Candila, 2013. "A Comparison Of The Forecasting Performances Of Multivariate Volatility Models," Working Papers 3_228, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno.
  5. Siem Jan Koopman & Marcel Scharth, 2012. "The Analysis of Stochastic Volatility in the Presence of Daily Realized Measures," Journal of Financial Econometrics, Society for Financial Econometrics, vol. 11(1), pages 76-115, December.
  6. Manabu Asai & Michael McAleer & Marcelo C. Medeiros, 2010. "Asymmetry and Long Memory in Volatility Modelling," KIER Working Papers 726, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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