Index-Exciting CAViaR: A New Empirical Time-Varying Risk Model
Instead of assuming the distribution of return series, Engle and Manganelli (2004) propose a new Value-at-Risk (VaR) modeling approach, Conditional Autoregressive Value-at-Risk (CAViaR), to directly compute the quantile of an individual asset's returns which performs better in many cases than those that invert a return distribution. In this paper we explore more flexible CAViaR models that allow VaR prediction to depend upon a richer information set involving returns on an index. Specifically, we formulate a time-varying CAViaR model whose parameters vary according to the evolution of the index. The empirical evidence reported in this paper suggests that our time-varying CAViaR models can do a better job for VaR prediction when there are spillover effects from one market or market segment to other markets or market segments.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
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