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Massimiliano Caporin (University of Padova) (webinar)

1 March 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00


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1 March 2021
17:00 - 18:00
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“Do jumps matter in Realized Volatility modeling and forecasting? Empirical evidence and a new model”

Abstract: Building on an extensive empirical analysis I investigate the relevance of jumps and signed variations in predicting Realized Volatility. I show that properly accounting for intra-day volatility patterns and staleness sensibly reduces the identified jumps. Realized Variance decompositions based on intra-day return size and sign improve the in-sample fit of the models commonly adopted in empirical studies. I also introduce a novel specification based on a more informative decomposition of Realized Volatility, which offers improvements over standard models. From a forecasting perspective, the empirical evidence I report shows that most models, irrespective of their flexibility, are statistically equivalent in many cases. This result is confirmed with different samples, liquidity levels, forecast horizons and possible transformations of the dependent and explanatory variables.

Keywords: jumps, staleness, HAR, forecasting, Realized Volatility.
JEL codes: C58.

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Meeting ID: 826 7261 8584 Passcode: 599584