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A Semiparametric Stochastic Volatility Model

  • Jun Yu

    (Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, Singapore Management University)

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This paper examines how volatility responds to return news in the context of stochastic volatility (SV) using a nonparametric method. The correlation structure in the classical leverage SV model is generalized based on a linear spline. In the new model the correlation between the return innovation and volatility innovation is dependent on the type of news arrived to the market. Theoretical properties of the proposed model are examined. A simulation-based maximum likelihood method is developed to estimate the new model. Simulations show that the estimation method provides reliable parameter estimates. The new model is fitted to daily and weekly data in the US and compared with the classical SV models in terms of their in-sample and out-of-sample performances. Empirical results suggest strong evidence in favor of the proposed model. In particular, the new model finds strong evidence of leverage effect when the classical model fails to identify it. Also, the new model provides better out-of-the-sample forecasts of volatility than the classical model.

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Paper provided by Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics in its series Working Papers with number CoFie-04-2008.

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Length: 27 Pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Publication status: Published in SMU-SKBI CoFie Working Paper
Handle: RePEc:skb:wpaper:cofie-04-2008
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