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Stable Mixture GARCH Models

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  • Simon A. BRODA

    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Markus HAAS

    (University of Munich)

  • Jochen KRAUSE

    (University of Zurich)

  • Marc S. PAOLELLA

    (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Insitute)

  • Sven C. STEUDE

    (University of Zurich)

Abstract

A new model class for univariate asset returns is proposed which involves the use of mixtures of stable Paretian distributions, and readily lends itself to use in a multivariate context for portfolio selection. The model nests numerous ones currently in use, and is shown to outperform all its special cases. In particular, an extensive out-of-sample risk forecasting exercise for seven major FX and equity indices confirms the superiority of the general model compared to its special cases and other competitors. An improved method (in terms of speed and accuracy) is developed for the computation of the stable Paretian density. Estimation issues related to problems associated with mixture models are discussed, and a new, general, method is proposed to successfully circumvent these. Because of the tractability of the stable Paretian characteristic function, the model is straight forwardly extended to support portfolio selection using expected shortfall as the downside risk measure by using an independent component analysis framework.

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  • Simon A. BRODA & Markus HAAS & Jochen KRAUSE & Marc S. PAOLELLA & Sven C. STEUDE, "undated". "Stable Mixture GARCH Models," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 11-39, Swiss Finance Institute.
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    Keywords

    Density Forecasting; Expected Shortfall; Fat Tails; ICA; GARCH; Mixtures; Portfolio Selection; Stable Paretian Distribution; Value-at-Risk;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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