Proceedings of the 9th Joint International Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS-06)

Using Conditional Autoregressive Range Model to Forecast Volatility of the Stock Indices

Authors
Heng-Chih Chou1, David Wang
1Department of Finance, Ming Chuan University
Corresponding Author
Heng-Chih Chou
Available Online October 2006.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2006.175How to use a DOI?
Keywords
CARR, GARCH, Range, Volatility, Leverage Effect.
Abstract

This article compares the forecasting performance of the conditional autoregressive range (CARR) model with the commonly adopted GARCH model. Two major stock indices, FTSE 100 and Nikkei 225, are studies using the daily range data and daily close price data over the period 1990 to 2000. Our results suggest that improvements of the overall estimation are achieved when the CARR models are used. Moreover, we find that the CARR model gives better volatility forecasts than GARCH, as it can catch the extra informational contents of the intra-daily price variations. Finally, we also find that the inclusion of the lagged return and the lagged trading volume can significantly improve the forecasting ability of the CARR models. Our empirical results also significantly suggest the existence of a leverage effect in the U.K. and Japanese stock markets.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 9th Joint International Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS-06)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2006
ISBN
978-90-78677-01-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2006.175How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2006, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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