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By Robert Engle

ISBN-10: 0691116415

ISBN-13: 9780691116419

ISBN-10: 1400830192

ISBN-13: 9781400830190

Monetary markets reply to info nearly right away. each one new piece of knowledge impacts the costs of resources and their correlations with one another, and because the process quickly alterations, so too do correlation forecasts. This fast-evolving atmosphere offers econometricians with the problem of forecasting dynamic correlations, that are crucial inputs to threat dimension, portfolio allocation, Read more...

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Generally, the existence of negative- or zero-variance portfolios must be considered to be a misspecification of the covariance matrix. 1 The Moving Average and the Exponential Smoother The most widely used covariance matrix estimators are the simplest. These treat each element of the covariance matrix the same and often assume that the mean is 0. The models are the moving-average volatilities and correlations, often called historical volatilities and correlations: t−1 hist Hi,j,t = 1 yi,s yj,s m s=t−m for all i, j.

27) The assumption that is then made is that the conditional covariance matrix is diagonal with univariate GARCH for each series. This assumption is the heart of the method. 25). Because the unconditional covariance matrix is diagonal, it follows that R = I. 27) is then taken to be a GARCH process and its conditional variance is estimated. Mathematically this can be written as ⎫ √ √ √ Vt−1 (P yt ) = Gt2 , Gt = diag( h1,t , h2,t , . . 28) ⎭ hi,t ∼ GARCH, i = 1, . . , n. The final covariance matrix is then reconstructed as Vt−1 (yt ) = P −1 Gt2 P −1 .

14). Engle and Kroner (1995) prove the following theorem. 1. 15) s=1 has all of its solutions outside the unit circle, then {yt } is a covariancestationary process with unconditional covariance matrix p E(vec(yt yt )) = I − ∗ (A∗ s + Bs ) −1 vec(Ω). 16) s=1 Proof. See Engle and Kroner (1995, p. 133). The vec model potentially has an enormous number of free parameters. The intercept has n2 parameters, of which about half are free since it is a symmetric matrix. The coefficient matrices have n4 parameters; through symmetry only about a quarter of these are free.

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