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Properties of range-based volatility estimators

  • Molnár, Peter

Volatility is not directly observable and must be estimated. Estimator based on daily close data is imprecise. Range-based volatility estimators provide significantly more precision, but still remain noisy volatility estimates, something that is sometimes forgotten when these estimators are used in further calculations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Financial Analysis.

Volume (Year): 23 (2012)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 20-29

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finana:v:23:y:2012:i:c:p:20-29
DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2011.06.012
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