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Clustering of discretely observed diffusion processes

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  • Alessandro De Gregorio

    (Università di Milano, Italy)

  • Stefano Iacus

    (Department of Economics, Business and Statistics, University of Milan, IT)

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In this paper a new dissimilarity measure to identify groups of assets dynamics is proposed. The underlying generating process is assumed to be a diffusion process solution of stochastic differential equations and observed at discrete time. The mesh of observations is not required to shrink to zero. As distance between two observed paths, the quadratic distance of the corresponding estimated Markov operators is considered. Analysis of both synthetic data and real financial data from NYSE/NASDAQ stocks, give evidence that this distance seems capable to catch differences in both the drift and diffusion coefficients contrary to other commonly used metrics.

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  • Alessandro De Gregorio & Stefano Iacus, 2008. "Clustering of discretely observed diffusion processes," UNIMI - Research Papers in Economics, Business, and Statistics unimi-1077, Universitá degli Studi di Milano.
  • Handle: RePEc:bep:unimip:unimi-1077
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    1. Stefano Maria Iacus & Giuseppe Porro, 2014. "Does European Monetary Union make inflation dynamics more uniform?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(6), pages 391-396, April.

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