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A heavy-tailed distribution for ARCH residuals with application to volatility prediction

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The quest for the ‘best’ heavy-tailed distribution for ARCH/GARCH residuals appears to still be ongoing. In this connection, we propose a new distribution that arises in a natural way as an outcome of an implicit model. The challenging application of prediction of squared returns is also discussed; an optimal predictor is formulated, and the usefulness of the new distribution for prediction is demonstrated on three real datasets.

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  • Politis, Dimitris N., 2004. "A heavy-tailed distribution for ARCH residuals with application to volatility prediction," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt7r89639x, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:ucsdec:qt7r89639x
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