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Evaluation of VaR models' forecasting performance: the case of oil markets


  • Med Imen Gallali
  • Raggad Zahraa


This paper highlights the importance of Value-at-Risk (VaR) methodology in managing oil market risks of three international crude oil rates (Brent, OPEP and WTI). Comparing between the conventional VaR models proposed by the literature (non-parametric models, hybrid models and conditional and unconditional parametric models), we point to the supremacy of conditional GARCH-type models (GARCH-T) or hybrid models (Filtered Historical Simulation). In contrast, the unconditional models or those based on the normality hypothesis are the least performing. In general, there is a tendency to prefer the conditional models as they allow integrating the dynamic nature of volatility and distributions flat tails.

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  • Med Imen Gallali & Raggad Zahraa, 2012. "Evaluation of VaR models' forecasting performance: the case of oil markets," International Journal of Financial Services Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(3), pages 197-215.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijfsmg:v:5:y:2012:i:3:p:197-215

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