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Forecasting Irregularly Spaced UHF Financial Data: Realized Volatility vs UHF-GARCH Models

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  • Francois-Éric Racicot

    () (Département des sciences administratives, Université du Québec (Outaouais) et LRSP)

  • Raymond Théoret

    () (Département de stratégie des affaires, Université du Québec (Montréal))

  • Alain Coen

    () (Département de stratégie des affaires, Université du Québec (Montréal))

Abstract

A very promising literature has been recently devoted to the modeling of ultra-high-frequency (UHF) data. Our first aim is to develop an empirical application of Autoregressive Conditional Duration GARCH models and the realized volatility to forecast future volatilities on irregularly spaced data. We also compare the out sample performances of ACD GARCH models with the realized volatility method. We propose a procedure to take into account the time deformation and show how to use these models for computing daily VaR.

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  • Francois-Éric Racicot & Raymond Théoret & Alain Coen, 2006. "Forecasting Irregularly Spaced UHF Financial Data: Realized Volatility vs UHF-GARCH Models," RePAd Working Paper Series UQO-DSA-wp152006, Département des sciences administratives, UQO.
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    1. Haugom, Erik & Westgaard, Sjur & Solibakke, Per Bjarte & Lien, Gudbrand, 2011. "Realized volatility and the influence of market measures on predictability: Analysis of Nord Pool forward electricity data," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(6), pages 1206-1215.

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    Keywords

    Realized volatility; Ultra High Frequency GARCH; time deformation; financial markets; Daily VaR.;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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