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Modelling stochastic volatility in asset returns using fractionally integrated semiparametric techniques

  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale
  • Luis A. Gil-Alana

This study estimates the order of integration in the volatility process of several exchange rates and stock returns using fractionally integrated semiparametric techniques, namely a local Whittle semiparametric estimator. The results suggest that all series can be well described in terms of I ( d ) statistical models, with values of d higher than 0, indicating long-memory behaviour.

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Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 9-12

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