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Modelling and forecasting level shifts in absolute returns

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  • Richard Paap

    (Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Philip Hans Franses

    (Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Marco Van Der Leij

    (Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Abstract

Due to high and low volatility periods, time series of absolute returns experience temporary level shifts which differ in length and size. In this paper we modify the basic Censored Latent Effects Autoregressive [CLEAR] model, such that it can describe and forecast the location and size of such level shifts. For our particular application, we assume that technical trading variables may have explanatory value for future level shifts, where these effects may differ across upward- or downward-tending markets. A natural competitor of the resultant switching regime CLEAR [SR-CLEAR] model is a long-memory model, which is known to pick up neglected level shifts. Hence, when we apply the SR-CLEAR model to nine stock markets and document its good fit and forecasting ability, we compare it with a long-memory model. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Richard Paap & Philip Hans Franses & Marco Van Der Leij, 2002. "Modelling and forecasting level shifts in absolute returns," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(5), pages 601-616.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:17:y:2002:i:5:p:601-616
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.690
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