Volatility Forecasting Model-Free Implied Volatility
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- Model-free; GARCH; Realized volatility; Volatility forecasting; Information content
Volatility in the financial market is an important variable, which in asset pricing, investment, risk management and policy-making process plays an important role. Methods for predicting volatility are mainly divided into two categories, one is the historical information method, based on the historical information to predict the future volatility; the other is the implied volatility method, calculating the expectation of the future volatility based on the market price of the option. We propose a model-free implied volatility method to measure the volatility. The model-free implied volatility does not depend on the option pricing model, and extracts information from all the option contracts. We provide empirical evidence from the S&P 500 index option that the model-free implied volatility is more accurate than GARCH model in predicting the future volatility.
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TY - CONF AU - Jingfei Cheng AU - Guibin Lu PY - 2015/01 DA - 2015/01 TI - Volatility Forecasting Model-Free Implied Volatility BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Management, Commerce and Society PB - Atlantis Press SP - 490 EP - 493 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/emcs-15.2015.101 DO - 10.2991/emcs-15.2015.101 ID - Cheng2015/01 ER -