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Discrete sine transform for multi-scale realized volatility measures§

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  • Giuseppe Curci
  • Fulvio Corsi

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In this study we present a new realized volatility estimator based on a combination of the multi-scale regression and discrete sine transform (DST) approaches. Multi-scale estimators similar to that recently proposed by Zhang (2006) can, in fact, be constructed within a simple regression-based approach by exploiting the linear relation existing between the market microstructure bias and the realized volatilities computed at different frequencies. We show how such a powerful multi-scale regression approach can also be applied in the context of the Zhou [ Nonlinear Modelling of High Frequency Financial Time Series , pp. 109--123, 1998] or DST orthogonalization of the observed tick-by-tick returns. Providing a natural orthonormal basis decomposition of observed returns, the DST permits the optimal disentanglement of the volatility signal of the underlying price process from the market microstructure noise. The robustness of the DST approach with respect to the more general dependent structure of the microstructure noise is also shown analytically. The combination of the multi-scale regression approach with DST gives a multi-scale DST realized volatility estimator similar in efficiency to the optimal Cramer--Rao bounds and robust against a wide class of noise contamination and model misspecification. Monte Carlo simulations based on realistic models for price dynamics and market microstructure effects show the superiority of DST estimators over alternative volatility proxies for a wide range of noise-to-signal ratios and different types of noise contamination. Empirical analysis based on six years of tick-by-tick data for the S&P 500 index future, FIB 30, and 30 year U.S. Treasury Bond future confirms the accuracy and robustness of DST estimators for different types of real data. §Earlier versions of this paper were circulated under the title ‘A discrete sine transform approach for realized volatility measurement’.

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  • Giuseppe Curci & Fulvio Corsi, 2012. "Discrete sine transform for multi-scale realized volatility measures§," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(2), pages 263-279, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:12:y:2012:i:2:p:263-279
    DOI: 10.1080/14697688.2010.490561
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    1. Altmeyer, Randolf & Bibinger, Markus, 2015. "Functional stable limit theorems for quasi-efficient spectral covolatility estimators," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(12), pages 4556-4600.
    2. Jacod, Jean & Mykland, Per A., 2015. "Microstructure noise in the continuous case: Approximate efficiency of the adaptive pre-averaging method," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(8), pages 2910-2936.
    3. Markus Bibinger & Lars Winkelmann, 2014. "Common price and volatility jumps in noisy high-frequency data," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2014-037, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
    4. Markus Bibinger & Markus Reiß, 2014. "Spectral Estimation of Covolatility from Noisy Observations Using Local Weights," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 41(1), pages 23-50, March.

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