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A Markov-Switching Multi-Fractal Inter-Trade Duration Model, with Application to U.S. Equities

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  • Fei Chen
  • Francis X. Diebold
  • Frank Schorfheide

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We propose and illustrate a Markov-switching multi-fractal duration (MSMD) model for analysis of inter-trade durations in financial markets. We establish several of its key properties with emphasis on high persistence (indeed long memory). Empirical exploration suggests MSMD's superiority relative to leading competitors.

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  • Fei Chen & Francis X. Diebold & Frank Schorfheide, 2012. "A Markov-Switching Multi-Fractal Inter-Trade Duration Model, with Application to U.S. Equities," NBER Working Papers 18078, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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