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A Quantilogram Approach to Evaluating Directional Predictability

  • Oliver Linton

    (London School of Economics)

  • Yoon-Jae Whang

    (Korea University)

In this note we propose a simple method of measuring directional predictability and testing for the hypothesis that a given time series has no directional predictability. The test is based on the correlogram of quantile hits. We provide the distribution theory needed to conduct inference, propose some model free upper bound critical values, and apply our methods to stock index return data. The empirical results suggests some directional predictability in returns especially in mid range quantiles like 5%-10%.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1454.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2004
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics (2007), 141: 250-282
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1454
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