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Testing and detecting jumps based on a discretely observed process

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  • Fan, Yingying
  • Fan, Jianqing

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We propose a new nonparametric test for detecting the presence of jumps in asset prices using discretely observed data. Compared with the test in Aït-Sahalia and Jacod (2009), our new test enjoys the same asymptotic properties but has smaller variance. These results are justified both theoretically and numerically. We also propose a new procedure to locate the jumps. The jump identification problem reduces to a multiple comparison problem. We employ the false discovery rate approach to control the probability of type I error. Numerical studies further demonstrate the power of our new method.

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  • Fan, Yingying & Fan, Jianqing, 2011. "Testing and detecting jumps based on a discretely observed process," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 164(2), pages 331-344, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:164:y:2011:i:2:p:331-344
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    1. Yu, Chao & Fang, Yue & Zhao, Xujie & Zhang, Bo, 2013. "Kernel filtering of spot volatility in presence of Lévy jumps and market microstructure noise," MPRA Paper 63293, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Mar 2014.
    2. El Ouadghiri, Imane & Uctum, Remzi, 2016. "Jumps in equilibrium prices and asymmetric news in foreign exchange markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 218-234.
    3. Yacine Aït-Sahalia & Jean Jacod, 2012. "Analyzing the Spectrum of Asset Returns: Jump and Volatility Components in High Frequency Data," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 50(4), pages 1007-1050, December.
    4. Aït-Sahalia, Yacine & Cacho-Diaz, Julio & Laeven, Roger J.A., 2015. "Modeling financial contagion using mutually exciting jump processes," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 585-606.
    5. Xin Zhang & Donggyu Kim & Yazhen Wang, 2016. "Jump Variation Estimation with Noisy High Frequency Financial Data via Wavelets," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 1-26, August.

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