ARFIMAX models are applied in estimating the intra-day realized volatility of the CAC40 and DAX30 indices. Volatility clustering and asymmetry characterize the logarithmic realized volatility of both the indices. The ARFIMAX model with time-varying conditional heteroskedasticity is the best performing specification and, at least in the case of DAX30, provides statistically superior next trading day’s realized volatility forecasts.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Statistics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|