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Forecasting international stock market correlations: does anything beat a CCC?

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  • Manner, Hans
  • Reznikova, Olga

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It is well known that the correlation between financial series varies over time. Here, the forecasting performance of different time-varying correlation models is compared for cross-country correlations of weekly G5 and daily European stock market indices. In contrast to previous studies only the correlation and not the entire covariance matrix is forecasted and multi-step forecasts are considered. The forecast comparison is done by considering statistical and economic criteria. The results suggest that under a statistical criterion time-varying correlation models perform quite well for weekly data, but cannot outperform the constant correlation model for daily data. Considering economic criteria it is hard to beat a constant correlation model.

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  • Manner, Hans & Reznikova, Olga, 2010. "Forecasting international stock market correlations: does anything beat a CCC?," Discussion Papers in Econometrics and Statistics 7/10, University of Cologne, Institute of Econometrics and Statistics.
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    Keywords

    dynamic conditional correlation; regime switching; stochastic correlation; smooth correlations; indirect model comparison; portfolio construction;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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