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Forecasting Credit Spread Volatility: Evidence from the Japanese Eurobond Market

  • Brock Johnson

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  • Jonathan Batten

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Different approaches to forecasting the volatility associated with the credit spreads on Yen Eurobonds are investigated. The actual volatility, historical volatility and estimated conditional volatility on spreads derived from a regression-based model with a GARCH and ARMA specification are compared within an adaptation of Black’s (J. Finance, 31, 1976, 361–367) option-pricing model. Surprisingly, the regression forecast over a medium forecasting horizon suggests that historic volatility provides the better forecast. The implications of these results for volatility forecasting and credit spread modelling are also discussed. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2003

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Volume (Year): 10 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 335-357

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