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Trading frequency and volatility clustering

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  • Xue, Yi
  • Gençay, Ramazan

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Volatility clustering, with autocorrelations of the hyperbolic decay rate, is unquestionably one of the most important stylized facts of financial time series. This paper presents a market microstructure model that is able to generate volatility clustering with hyperbolically decaying autocorrelations via traders with multiple trading frequencies, using Bayesian information updates in an incomplete market. The model illustrates that signal extraction, which is induced by multiple trading frequencies, can increase the persistence of the volatility of returns. Furthermore, we show that the volatility of the underlying time series of returns varies greatly with the number of traders in the market.

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  • Xue, Yi & Gençay, Ramazan, 2012. "Trading frequency and volatility clustering," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 760-773.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:36:y:2012:i:3:p:760-773
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2011.09.008
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    Keywords

    Trading frequency; Volatility clustering; Signal extraction; Hyperbolic decay;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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