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Testing and detecting jumps based on a discretely observed process

  • Fan, Yingying
  • Fan, Jianqing

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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Volume (Year): 164 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 331-344

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