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The Implied-Realized Volatility Relation with Jumps in Underlying Asset Prices

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  • Bent Jesper Christensen

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    (University of Aarhus and CREATES)

  • Morten Ørregaard Nielsen

    ()
    (Queen's University and CREATES)

Abstract

Recent developments allow a nonparametric separation of the continuous sample path component and the jump component of realized volatility. The jump component has very different time series properties than the continuous component, and accounting for this allows improved forecasting of future realized volatility. We investigate the potential forecasting role of implied volatility backed out from option prices in the presence of these new separate realized volatility components. We show that implied volatility has incremental information relative to both the continuous and jump components of realized volatility when forecasting subsequently realized return volatility, and it appears to be an unbiased forecast. Furthermore, implied volatility has predictive power for future values of each component of realized volatility separately, showing in particular that even the jump component of realized volatility is, to some extent, predictable.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1186.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:1186

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Keywords: Bipower variation; implied volatility; instrumental variables; jumps; options; realized volatility; stock prices; vector autoregressive model; volatility forecasting;

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Cited by:
  1. Wilkens, Sascha & Roder, Klaus, 2006. "The informational content of option-implied distributions: Evidence from the Eurex index and interest rate futures options market," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 50-74, September.
  2. Thomas Busch & Bent Jesper Christensen & Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2005. "Forecasting Exchange Rate Volatility in the Presence of Jumps," Working Papers 1187, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  3. Thomas Busch & Bent Jesper Christensen & Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2008. "The Role of Implied Volatility in Forecasting Future Realized Volatility and Jumps in Foreign Exchange, Stock, and Bond Markets," Working Papers 1181, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  4. Thomas Busch & Bent Jesper Christensen & Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2006. "The Information Content of Treasury Bond Options Concerning Future Volatility and Price Jumps," Working Papers 1188, Queen's University, Department of Economics.

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