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Non-linear dynamics in financial asset returns: the predictive power of the CBOE volatility index

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  • Stelios Bekiros
  • Dimitris Georgoutsos

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In this paper we attempt to predict the direction of change of the S&P500 index over the period 8 April 1998 to 5 February 2002 by means of a recurrent neural network (RNN). We demonstrate that the incorporation in the trading rule of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) volatility index changes strongly enhances its profitability during 'bear' market periods. This improvement is measured in comparison with a RNN including changes of estimated conditional volatility measures, a linear autoregressive model as well as to a buy-and-hold strategy. We suggest a number of theories that are consistent with our findings.

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  • Stelios Bekiros & Dimitris Georgoutsos, 2008. "Non-linear dynamics in financial asset returns: the predictive power of the CBOE volatility index," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(5), pages 397-408.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:14:y:2008:i:5:p:397-408
    DOI: 10.1080/13518470802042203
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    1. Dungey, Mardi & Milunovich, George & Thorp, Susan, 2010. "Unobservable shocks as carriers of contagion," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(5), pages 1008-1021, May.
    2. Riza Erdugan & Nada Kulendran & Riccardo Natoli, 2019. "Incorporating financial market volatility to improve forecasts of directional changes in Australian share market returns," Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Springer;Swiss Society for Financial Market Research, vol. 33(4), pages 417-445, December.
    3. Luis H. R. Alvarez E. & Paavo Salminen, 2016. "Timing in the Presence of Directional Predictability: Optimal Stopping of Skew Brownian Motion," Papers 1608.04537, arXiv.org.

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