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Performance of multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis on short time series


  • Juan Luis Lopez
  • Jesus Guillermo Contreras


The performance of the multifractal detrended analysis on short time series is evaluated for synthetic samples of several mono- and multifractal models. The reconstruction of the generalized Hurst exponents is used to determine the range of applicability of the method and the precision of its results as a function of the decreasing length of the series. As an application the series of the daily exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the euro is studied.

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  • Juan Luis Lopez & Jesus Guillermo Contreras, 2013. "Performance of multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis on short time series," Papers 1311.2278,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1311.2278

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