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Value-at-Risk for Greek Stocks

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  • Timotheos Angelidis

    () (University of Peloponnese, Greece)

  • Alexandros Benos

    (National Bank of Greece, Greece)

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This paper analyses the application of several volatility models to forecast daily Value-at-Risk (VaR) both for single assets and portfolios. We calculate the VaR number for 4 Greek stocks, 2 portfolios based on these securities and for the Athens Stock Exchange General Index. We model VaR for long and short trading positions by employing non-parametric methods, such as historical and filtered historical simulation, as well as parametric ones. Especially for the later techniques we use a collection of ARCH models (GARCH, EGARCH and TARCH) based on three distributional assumptions (Normal, Student-T and Skewed Student-T), while we combine the Extreme Value Theory with a volatility updating technique (via GARCH type-modeling). In order to choose one model among the various forecasting methods, we employ a two-stage backtesting procedure. In the first one, we implement two backtesting criteria (unconditional and conditional coverage) to test the statistical accuracy of the models.

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  • Timotheos Angelidis & Alexandros Benos, 2008. "Value-at-Risk for Greek Stocks," Multinational Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal, vol. 12(1-2), pages 67-104, March-Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:mfj:journl:v:12:y:2008:i:1-2:p:67-104
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    1. Chlebus Marcin, 2017. "EWS-GARCH: New Regime Switching Approach to Forecast Value-at-Risk," Central European Economic Journal, Sciendo, vol. 3(50), pages 01-25, December.
    2. Timotheos Angelidis & Alexandros Benos & Stavros Degiannakis, 2007. "A robust VaR model under different time periods and weighting schemes," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 187-201, February.
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    Keywords

    value-at-risk; GARCH; historical simulation; backtesting;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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