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Estimating Volatility Returns Using ARCH Models. An Empirical Case: The Spanish Energy Market

  • Ricardo Alverola

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    (University of Alicante (Spain))

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    This paper analyzes the most common regularities of daily stock returns time series in the Spanish Energy Market from an empirical point of view. As they are a powerful tool, we fit a selection of developments of Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedastic (ARCH) processes to the series in order to model their volatility. The paper finds that just two series have a significant and different relationship between the expected conditional stock return and its own conditional variance: Enagas (negative) and Cepsa (positive). It also finds that the electric market has been the most volatile market during the period under analysis.

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    Article provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 66 (Enero-Junio)
    Pages: 251-276

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