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Modelling stochastic volatility in asset returns using fractionally integrated semiparametric techniques

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  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale
  • Luis A. Gil-Alana

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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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  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Luis A. Gil-Alana, 2006. "Modelling stochastic volatility in asset returns using fractionally integrated semiparametric techniques," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 9-12, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:2:y:2006:i:1:p:9-12
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    1. Power, Gabriel J. & Turvey, Calum G., 2010. "Long-range dependence in the volatility of commodity futures prices: Wavelet-based evidence," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(1), pages 79-90.

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