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Changing-regime volatility: a fractionally integrated SETAR model

  • Gilles Dufrenot
  • Dominique Guegan
  • Anne Peguin-Feissolle

This article presents a 2-regime SETAR model with different long-memory processes in both regimes. We briefly present the memory properties of this model and propose an estimation method. Such a process is applied to the absolute and squared returns of five stock indices. A comparison to simple ARFIMA models is made using some forecastibility criteria. Our empirical results suggest that our model offers an interesting alternative competing framework to describe the persistent dynamics in modelling the returns.

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

Volume (Year): 18 (2008)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 519-526

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