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

  • 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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    Paper provided by University of Cologne, Institute of Econometrics and Statistics in its series Discussion Papers in Econometrics and Statistics with number 7/10.

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    Date of creation: 2010
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