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Jumps in the Volatility of Financial Markets

  • PERRON, Benoît

Recent work suggests that the conditional variance of financial returns may exhibit sudden jumps. This paper extends a non-parametric procedure to detect discontinuities in otherwise continuous functions of a random variable developed by Delgado and Hidalgo (1996) to higher conditional moments, in particular the conditional variance. Simulation results show that the procedure provides reasonable estimates of the number and location of jumps. This procedure detects several jumps in the conditional variance of daily returns on the S&P 500 index.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9912.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:9912
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