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Multivariate high‐frequency‐based volatility (HEAVY) models

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  • Diaa Noureldin
  • Neil Shephard
  • Kevin Sheppard

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This paper introduces a new class of multivariate volatility models that utilizes high-frequency data. We discuss the models dynamics and highlight their di¤erences from multivariate GARCH models. We also discuss their covariance targeting specification and provide closed-form formulas for multi-step forecasts. Estimation and inference strategies are outlined. Empirical results suggest that the HEAVY model outperforms the multivariate GARCH model out-of-sample, with the gains being particularly significant at short forecast horizons. Forecast gains are ob- tained for both forecast variances and correlations.
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  • Diaa Noureldin & Neil Shephard & Kevin Sheppard, 2012. "Multivariate high‐frequency‐based volatility (HEAVY) models," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 27(6), pages 907-933, September.
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