Volatility Modelling Using Long-Memory- GARCH Models, Applications of S&P/TSX Composite Index

Title: Volatility Modelling Using Long-Memory- GARCH Models, Applications of S&P/TSX Composite Index
Authors: Rahmani, Mohammadsaeid
Date: 2016
Abstract: The statements that include sufficient detail to identify the probability distributions of future prices are asset price dynamics. In this research, using the empirical methods that could explain the historical prices and discuss about how prices change we investigate various important characteristics of the dynamics of asset pricing. The volatility changes can explain very important facts about the asset returns. Volatility could gauge the variability of prices over time. In order to do the volatility modelling we use the conditional heteroskedasticitc models. One of the most powerful tools to do so is using the idea of autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic process or ARCH models, which fill the gap in both academic and practical literature. In this work we detect the asymmetric volatility effect and investigate long memory properties in volatility in Canadian stock market index, using daily data from 1979 through 2015. On one hand, we show that there is an asymmetry in the equity market index. This is an important indication of how information impacts the market. On the other hand, we investigate for the long-range dependency in volatility and discuss how the shocks are persistence. By using the long memory-GARCH models, we not only take care of both short and long memory, but also we compute the d parameter that stands for the fractional decay of the series. By considering the breaks in our dataset, we compare our findings on different conditions to find the most suitable fit. We present the best fit for GARCH, EGARCH, APARCH, GJR-GARCH, FIGARCH, FIAPARCH, and FIEGARCH models.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35064
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