On downside risk predictability through liquidity and trading activity: a quantile regression approach
Most downside risk models implicitly assume that returns are a sufficient statistic with which to forecast the daily conditional distribution of a portfolio. In this paper, we address this question empirically and analyze if the variables that proxy for market liquidity and trading conditions convey valid information to forecast the quantiles of the conditional distribution of several representative market portfolios. Using quantile regression techniques, we report evidence of predictability that can be exploited to improve Value at Risk forecasts. Including trading- and spread-related variables improves considerably the forecasting performance.
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