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Empirical bias in intraday volatility measures

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  • Fang, Yan
  • Ielpo, Florian
  • Sévi, Benoît

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Intraday volatility measures have recently become the norm in risk measurement and forecasting. This article empirically investigates the unbiasedness of three of these measures over four different datasets. We find that the three measures are significantly biased and that the bias can have either sign.

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  • Fang, Yan & Ielpo, Florian & Sévi, Benoît, 2012. "Empirical bias in intraday volatility measures," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 231-237.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:9:y:2012:i:4:p:231-237
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2012.08.001
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    Keywords

    Volatility models; Jumps; Realized volatility; Bipower variation;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

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