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Financial Volatility and Independent and Identically Distributed Variables

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  • Annibal Figueiredo
  • Iram Gleria
  • Raul Matsushita
  • Sergio Da Silva

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Given that financial series are poorly described by Gaussian distributions, how can the volatility behavior of such series be explained? Here we put forward a possible explanation to add the existing ones. We focus on a class of reduced variables that are independent and identically distributed. These variables together with an extra exponential law are able to explain the volatility of the intraday Brazilian real-US dollar exchange rate for the year 2002.

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  1. Figueiredo, Annibal & Gleria, Iram & Matsushita, Raul & Da Silva, Sergio, 2006. "Characteristic function approach to the sum of stochastic variables," MPRA Paper 1984, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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