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A Heavy-Tailed Distribution for ARCH Residuals with Application to Volatility Prediction

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  • Dimitris N. Politis

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The quest for the `best' heavy-tailed distribution for ARCH/GARCH residuals appears to still be ongoing. In this connection, we propose a new distribution that arises in a natural way as an outcome of an implicit model. The challenging application of prediction of squared returns is also discussed; an optimal predictor is formulated, and the usefulness of the new distribution for prediction is demonstrated on three real datasets.

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  • Dimitris N. Politis, 2004. "A Heavy-Tailed Distribution for ARCH Residuals with Application to Volatility Prediction," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 5(2), pages 283-298, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cuf:journl:y:2004:v:5:i:2:p:283-298
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    1. Bollerslev, Tim, 1986. "Generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, pages 307-327.
    2. Bollerslev, Tim & Chou, Ray Y. & Kroner, Kenneth F., 1992. "ARCH modeling in finance : A review of the theory and empirical evidence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 52(1-2), pages 5-59.
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    1. Politis, D N, 2009. "Higher-Order Accurate, Positive Semi-definite Estimation of Large-Sample Covariance and Spectral Density Matrices," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt66w826hz, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
    2. Dimitris Politis & Dimitrios Thomakos, 2007. "NoVaS Transformations: Flexible Inference for Volatility Forecasting," Working Papers 0005, University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics.
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    4. Hung, Jui-Cheng & Lee, Ming-Chih & Liu, Hung-Chun, 2008. "Estimation of value-at-risk for energy commodities via fat-tailed GARCH models," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 1173-1191, May.
    5. Su, Jung-Bin & Hung, Jui-Cheng, 2011. "Empirical analysis of jump dynamics, heavy-tails and skewness on value-at-risk estimation," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 1117-1130, May.
    6. J. A. Jiménez & V. Arunachalam & G. M. Serna, 2015. "Option Pricing Based On A Log–Skew–Normal Mixture," International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 18(08), pages 1-22, December.
    7. Politis, D N, 2006. "Can the Stock Market be Linearized?," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt8th5q5hq, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
    8. repec:rmk:rmkjrc:v:4:y:2017:i:1:p:43-49 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Chevallier, Julien & Ielpo, Florian, 2017. "Investigating the leverage effect in commodity markets with a recursive estimation approach," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, pages 763-778.

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    Keywords

    Heteroscedasticity; Kyrtosis; Maximum likelihood; Time series;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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