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Forecasting Realized Volatility by Decomposition

  • Markku Lanne

Forecasts of the realized volatility of the exchange rate returns of the Euro against the U.S. Dollar obtained directly and through decomposition are compared. Decomposing the realized volatility into its continuous sample path and jump components and modeling and forecasting them separately instead of directly forecasting the realized volatility is shown to lead to improved out-of-sample forecasts. Moreover, gains in forecast accuracy are robust with respect to the details of the decomposition.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number ECO2006/20.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2006/20
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