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Estimation of long memory in volatility using wavelets

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  • Kraicová Lucie
  • Baruník Jozef

    () (Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Opletalova 26, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic)

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This work studies wavelet-based Whittle estimator of the fractionally integrated exponential generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (FIEGARCH) model often used for modeling long memory in volatility of financial assets. The newly proposed estimator approximates the spectral density using wavelet transform, which makes it more robust to certain types of irregularities in data. Based on an extensive Monte Carlo study, both behavior of the proposed estimator and its relative performance with respect to traditional estimators are assessed. In addition, we study properties of the estimators in presence of jumps, which brings interesting discussion. We find that wavelet-based estimator may become an attractive robust and fast alternative to the traditional methods of estimation. In particular, a localized version of our estimator becomes attractive in small samples.

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  • Kraicová Lucie & Baruník Jozef, 2017. "Estimation of long memory in volatility using wavelets," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 21(3), pages 1-22, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:sndecm:v:21:y:2017:i:3:p:22:n:5
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    Keywords

    FIEGARCH; long memory; Monte Carlo; volatility; wavelets; Whittle;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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