پیش بینی نوسانات نرخ ارز روزانه با استفاده از بازده روزانه
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|8213||2001||23 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2001, Pages 1–23
This study investigates whether intraday returns contain important information for forecasting daily volatility. Whereas in the existing literature volatility models for daily returns are improved by including intraday information such as the daily high and low, volume, the number of trades, and intraday returns, here the volatility of intraday returns is explicitly modelled. Daily volatility forecasts are constructed from multiple volatility forecasts for intraday intervals. It is shown for the DEM/USD and the YEN/USD exchange rates that this results in superior forecasts for daily volatility.
Nelson (1992) and Foster and Nelson (1995) show that in theory volatility estimates and forecasts can be made as accurate as required for many diffusion models by using ARCH estimates and sufficiently frequent price measurements. As trading is not continuous, bid/ask spreads exist and intraday volatility has strong seasonal characteristics, there are, of course, practical limits to the benefits obtainable from intraday data. However, it remains an interesting empirical question how one can improve, for example, daily volatility forecasts using intraday information. Andersen and Bollerslev (1998b) show that although the daily squared return is an unbiased estimator of the realized daily volatility, it is also extremely noisy. The sum of squared intraday returns substantially reduces the noise and should therefore be used for realized volatility. This argument should equally apply to forecasting. For example in the popular GARCH(1,1) model applied to daily returns, the conditional variance is a function of both the conditional variance and the squared (mean-adjusted) return from the previous trading day. If on the previous trading day the return was zero, but within the day prices fluctuated heavily, the lagged squared return (equal to zero) is misleading information. Other measures are then needed to capture the information that the previous trading day was actually quite volatile. This provides a partial explanation for the success of applying the daily high and low ( Parkinson, 1980, Garman and Klass, 1980, Beckers, 1983 and Taylor, 1987, among others), daily volume (Bessembinder and Seguin, 1993), number of price changes (Laux and Ng, 1993) and the standard deviation of intraday returns (Taylor and Xu, 1997). Including the standard deviation of intraday returns is very similar to replacing the daily squared return with the sum of squared intraday returns for the realized daily volatility as in Andersen and Bollerslev. Whereas in the above studies the daily model is extended by including the additional intraday information, here it is investigated whether modelling the intraday returns directly provides better out-of-sample forecasts of daily volatility. Multiple period forecasts from intraday volatility models are compared with forecasts from daily volatility models, with or without additional intraday information. These forecasts are evaluated using the new realized volatility measure of Andersen and Bollerslev. First a simulation experiment is carried out for a continuous time GARCH diffusion process including an intraday seasonal volatility pattern. The results from this experiment show that within this framework the use of higher return frequencies results in superior out-of-sample daily volatility forecasts. This is to be expected since the Data Generating Process (DGP) will be more closely approximated for higher return frequencies. It is also shown that ignoring the seasonal volatility pattern only leads to a marginal loss in efficiency. Extending the daily model with the difference between the daily high and low also improves out-of-sample forecasting, but not as much as the improvement obtained by modelling the highest return frequencies directly. Extending the daily model with the sum of intraday squared returns leads to a similar improvement as modelling the intraday returns directly. Second, empirical results are obtained from intraday GARCH models for the DEM/USD and YEN/USD exchange rates. The daily GARCH(1,1) model is estimated and subsequently the parameters for the intraday GARCH models are derived using the aggregation results of Drost and Nijman (1993). The results indicate that modelling1 intraday returns and volatility improves the out-of-sample forecasting of daily volatility.2 Given the close relation between GARCH(1,1) and exponentially weighted historical volatility, and the fact that the latter is advocated by J.P. Morgan's Riskmetrics™ to calculate both daily and monthly Value-at-risk (see J.P. Morgan, 1995 and J.P. Morgan, 1996), these results have direct implications for Value-at-risk. Two alternative Riskmetrics™ volatility estimators are proposed and the empirical results show these estimators are superior to the one currently used in Riskmetrics™. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows. Section 2 describes the data and the construction of the return series. Section 3 describes the simulation experiment and discusses the different volatility models as well as the performance measures for out-of-sample forecasting. Section 4 presents the results from the Monte Carlo simulation as well as the empirical results for the GARCH models for various return frequencies. Section 5 describes the empirical results for two alternative estimators for exponentially weighted historical volatility. Section 6 presents conclusions.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this study it has been investigated whether modelling intraday returns and volatility leads to improved out-of-sample daily volatility forecasts. Daily volatility forecasts are for example used for Value-at-risk, not only for the daily horizon, but also for the monthly horizon. Assuming a continuous time GARCH diffusion process, the parameters of weak GARCH(1,1) processes at all frequencies are uniquely determined following Drost and Nijman (1993). It is shown that the higher the frequency used, the better the daily volatility forecast from the relevant GARCH(1,1) model becomes. This forecast is simply constructed from multiple out-of-sample forecasts for frequencies higher than the daily frequency. GARCH(1,1) for intraday returns also gives better forecasts than extending the daily GARCH(1,1) model with the difference between the daily high and low. Extending the daily model with the sum of squared intraday returns leads to a similar performance as modelling the intraday returns directly. The empirical results for the DEM/USD and YEN/USD exchange rates show the same pattern as found in the simulation experiment. The higher the frequency used, the better the out-of-sample daily volatility forecasts. It is found in the simulation experiment that explicitly modelling the intraday seasonal volatility pattern leads, on average, only to a marginal improvement in the daily volatility forecasts. Given the substantial fraction of simulation runs where ignoring the seasonal pattern is actually better it comes as no surprise that the empirical results are mixed. For some frequencies it helps to model the seasonal volatility, whereas for other frequencies it is actually better not to model seasonal volatility. In general the differences are small. Given the above results it is concluded that using the highest available frequency of intraday returns leads to superior daily volatility forecasts. Furthermore, the practical implementation is not too difficult given that the seasonal volatility pattern can be ignored at a small cost in efficiency and that only the daily GARCH(1,1) model needs to be estimated. The parameters for the intraday GARCH(1,1) model can be calculated from the aggregation results in Drost and Nijman (1993). This means that only a relatively small sample of intraday returns is sufficient to produce superior daily volatility forecasts from an intraday GARCH(1,1) model at the highest available frequency. These conclusions readily extend to exponentially weighted historical volatility using intraday returns, and a simple alternative Riskmetrics™ estimator is proposed.