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A Markov-switching multifractal inter-trade duration model, with application to US equities

  • Chen, Fei
  • Diebold, Francis X.
  • Schorfheide, Frank

We propose and illustrate a Markov-switching multifractal duration (MSMD) model for analysis of inter-trade durations in financial markets. We establish several of its key properties with emphasis on high persistence and long memory. Empirical exploration suggests MSMD’s superiority relative to leading competitors.

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Volume (Year): 177 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 320-342

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