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A Quantile-based Realized Measure of Variation: New Tests for Outlying Observations in Financial Data

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  • Charles S. Bos

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Pawel Janus

    (VU University Amsterdam)

Abstract

In this article we introduce a new class of test statistics designed to detect the occurrence of abnormal observations. It derives from the joint distribution of moment- and quantile-based estimators of power variation sigma^r, under the assumption of a normal distribution for the underlying data. Our novel tests can be applied to test for jumps and are found to be generally more powerful than widely used alternatives. An extensive empirical illustration for high-frequency equity data suggests that jumps can be more prevalent than inferred from existing tests on the second or third moment of the data.

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  • Charles S. Bos & Pawel Janus, 2013. "A Quantile-based Realized Measure of Variation: New Tests for Outlying Observations in Financial Data," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-155/III, Tinbergen Institute.
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    1. Marcel Bräutigam & Marie Kratz, 2018. "On the Dependence between Quantiles and Dispersion Estimators," Working Papers hal-02296832, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Finite activity jumps; higher order moments; order statistics; outliers; realized variation.;

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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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