Forecasting volatility in Asian financial markets: evidence from recursive and rolling window methods

Sahiner, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-7455-8694, 2022. Forecasting volatility in Asian financial markets: evidence from recursive and rolling window methods. SN Business and Economics, 2 (10): 157. ISSN 2662-9399

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The present paper examines the relative out-of-sample predictive ability of GARCH, GARCH-M, EGARCH, TGARCH and PGARCH models for ten Asian markets by using three different time frames and two different methods, considering the features of volatility clustering, leverage effect and volatility persistence phenomena, for which the evidence of existence is found in the data. Five measures of comparison are employed in this research, and a further dimension is investigated based on the classification of the selected models, in order to identify the existence or lack of any differences between the recursive and rolling window methods. The empirical results reveal that asymmetric models, led by the EGARCH model, provide better forecasts compared to symmetric models in higher time frames. However, when it comes to lower time frames, symmetric GARCH models tend to outperform their asymmetric counterparts. Furthermore, linear GARCH models are penalized more by the rolling window method, while recursive method places them amongst the best performers, highlighting the importance of choosing a proper approach. In addition, this study reveals an important controversy: that one error statistic may suggest a particular model is the best, while another suggests the same model to be the worst, indicating that the performance of the model heavily depends on which loss function is used. Finally, it is proved that GARCH-type models can appropriately adapt to the volatility of Asian stock indices and provide a satisfactory degree of forecast accuracy in all selected time frames. These results are also supported by the Diebold-Mariano (DM) pairwise comparison test.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: SN Business and Economics
Creators: Sahiner, M.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 29 September 2022
Volume: 2
Number: 10
ISSN: 2662-9399
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Last Modified: 02 May 2023 16:08

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