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Forecasting Equicorrelation

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  • Adam E Clements

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  • Christopher A Coleman-Fenn

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  • Daniel R Smith

    () (QUT)

Abstract

We study the out-of-sample forecasting performance of several time-series models of equicorrelation, which is the average pairwise correlation between a number of assets. Building on the existing Dynamic Conditional Correlation and Linear Dynamic Equicorrelation models, we propose a model that uses proxies for equicorrelation based on high-frequency intraday data, and the level of equicorrelation implied by options prices. Using state-of-the-art statistical evaluation technology, we find that the use of both realized and implied equicorrelations outperform models that use daily data alone. However, the out-of-sample forecasting benefits of implied equicorrelation disappear when used in conjunction with the realized measures.

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  • Adam E Clements & Christopher A Coleman-Fenn & Daniel R Smith, 2011. "Forecasting Equicorrelation," NCER Working Paper Series 72, National Centre for Econometric Research, revised 29 Aug 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:qut:auncer:2011_3
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    1. Ser-Huang Poon & Clive W.J. Granger, 2003. "Forecasting Volatility in Financial Markets: A Review," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 41(2), pages 478-539, June.
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    1. Jouchi Nakajima & Tsuyoshi Kunihama & Yasuhiro Omori, 2015. "Bayesian Modeling of Dynamic Extreme Values: Extension of Generalized Extreme Value Distributions with Latent Stochastic Processes ," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-952, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    2. Kurose, Yuta & Omori, Yasuhiro, 2016. "Dynamic equicorrelation stochastic volatility," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 795-813.

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    Keywords

    Equicorrelation; Implied Correlation; Multivariate GARCH; DCC;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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