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Does Information Help Intra-Day Volatility Forecasts?

Citation
McMillan D & Garcia RQ (2013) Does Information Help Intra-Day Volatility Forecasts?. Journal of Forecasting, 32 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/for.1243

Abstract
While much research related to forecasting return volatility does so in a univariate setting, this paper includes proxies for information flows to forecast intra-day volatility for the IBEX 35 futures market. The belief is that volume or the number of transactions conveys important information about the market that may be useful in forecasting. Our results suggest that augmenting a variety of GARCH-type models with these proxies lead to improved forecasts across a range of intra-day frequencies. Furthermore, our results present an interesting picture whereby the PARCH model generally performs well at the highest frequencies and shorter forecasting horizons, whereas the component model performs well at lower frequencies and longer forecast horizons. Both models attempt to capture long memory; the PARCH model allows for exponential decay in the autocorrelation function, while the component model captures trend volatility, which dominates over a longer horizon. These characteristics are likely to explain the success of each model.

Keywords
high frequency; information; volatility forecast

Journal
Journal of Forecasting: Volume 32, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)McMillan, David; Garcia, Raquel Quiroga
Publication date31/01/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/11799
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
ISSN0277-6693
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