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What are the implications of the random walk hypothesis? [duplicate]

If RW hypothesis holds true for a particular market or stock, what does it mean in terms of returns and log-returns autocorrelation and predictability? For instance, if prices are RWs, then the ...
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How to interpret the accuracy result of the forecaste?

I'm trying to forecast the vacancy rate of multifamily rental property. I have the data from 1992 until today. I'm trying to fit a model with the serie without the last 2 observations. I only need ...
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fixed forecast and rolling forecast model discrepancy

I am working on a project related to S&P 500. I have two years of data. The fix strategy is divided two parts. train on 1st year and test on second year. The rolling is to train on the first 6 ...
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What is the difference between squared returns and variance?

I am trying to calculate 1-day ahead volatility forecasts using the exponentially weighted moving average, however I am unsure on how to read the formula provided within Risk-Metrics Technical ...
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ARIMA vs ARIMA + GARCH [closed]

If an ARIMA model converges quickly, would using GARCH improve the forecast performance? By improve I mean provide longer time periods for forecasts. Basically trying to forecast returns.
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GARCH(1,1) Forecasting

My goal: I want to do in-sample forecasts of 22 days volatility (sum of squared returns) using a GARCH (1,1) model (rugarch package). I want to do this by forecasting daily volatility $n$ steps ahead (...
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Moving window forecasting in Eviews

I have estimated a VAR model with three variables: rate of prices inflation, rate of unemployment and Federal Funds rate (quaterly data, 1960-2000) . I want to do pseudo out-of-sample forecasts (...
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Measure how different forecasted volatility is from realized volatility

Hi Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, I'm looking for an opinion on a simple question. Suppose I use a Garch(1,1) model to make a volatility forecast. At time $t$, I have realized volatility $\...
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Got “Error in ans\$res: \$ operator is invalid for atomic vectors” when rolling forecast using rugarch

I used the ugarchroll in rugarch packages and got a strange error: Error in ans$res: $ operator is invalid for atomic vectors But I don't have ...
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Forecasting volatility with rugarch and Covariance Matrix

I am trying to do a financial time series forecast in order to build a portfolio. I already have some code running rugarch library and I am not sure if I am forecasting correctly, after that I would ...
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Transform raw forecasts into orthogonal forecasts

I am trying to combine multiple forecasts on each of N assets in line with Grinold and Kahn's methodology, taken from Active Portfolio Management, 2nd ed. On p.311, they suggest transforming the raw ...
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Trouble understanding lookahead bias

I understand lookahead bias is pretty common industry knowledge. But I cannot wrap my head around how I am introducing it and could use a nice and easy explanation. Here's my thought process. I have $...
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cubic spline in excel with month, quarter and year inputs

Using Excel, how could I calculate a cubic spline curve in monthly granularity when my inputs are a combination of months, quarters and years? The quarter and yearly averages of the spline curve need ...
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Transformation of GARCH Equation to multiple-day Forecast Equation

I want to understand the procedure of how to predict with the GARCH Modell. Therefore it is said that a one day ahead forecast is easy due to the fact that the GARCH equation can produce this. ...
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Consensus Forecast Data for NFP

Does anybody know where I can get historical consensus forecast data for Non-forma Payroll (NFP)? Or any forecast data for NFP. Thanks,
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Question regarding volatility forecasting using High Frequency Data

Hi guys this is my first question on the Quantitative Finance section of the Stack Exchange network. I am currently reviewing the paper by Professor Alan E. Speight and David G. McMillan 'Daily FX ...
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How to assign n day target variables in machine learning

I am trying to forecast future price using supervised machine learning. My logic is to take open and close price from t, t-1, t-2 and t-3 period to predict future close price in the period t+1,t+3 ...
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Forecasting sales from balance sheet data

I have got a database with balance sheet and income statement data of 150.000 firms for the period 1995-2014. I need to get a good forecast of each firm's sales. As exogenous variables I can use the ...
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Forecast of volatility

What are the well known methods for forecasting (daily - weekly - monthly) volatility of a stock price? How about a bond price? Let's say I have in my disposition the price time series at a very high ...
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ARIMA Forecasting always converges?

I read an article about arima forecasting and i said that before we forecast arima model, its stationarity has to be checked. If the model is stationary, it is clear that forecasting converges to ...
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Forecasting problem with Geometric Brownian Motion in Wolfram Mathematica

I'm a full time undergraduate student from Peru, and I'm trying to use the Geometric Brownian Motion example used in the help section from Wolfram Mathematica in order to forecast future stock prices,...
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Is it likely that banks would become clients of algotrading companies? [closed]

Algotrading is growing, while banks don't currently have the HR to continually develop sophisticated algorithms on their own. Is it likely that banks (and governments) would become clients of ...
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Can I do a GARCH model to forecast a time series?

I read this paper https://research.aston.ac.uk/portal/files/240393/AURA_2_unmarked_Energy_demand_and_price_forecasting_using_wavelet_transform_and_adaptive_forecasting_models.pdf the two authors ...
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Forecast 3m LIBOR USD. Budget purpose

How can I calculate/budget/find a expectation for the 3 month LIBOR for the next 3monts-4 years? I am calculating a CF scenario on USD 3month Libor + margin. With swaps and fixed rate this is easy, ...
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Infinite autocorrelation - Unit root?

I have a time series of gold prices, on which I want to build an ARIMA model. The series is autocorrelated and if I can difference as often as I want, it always is. First: data: d1gold Dickey-Fuller ...
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Optimal Position Size with Transaction Costs given Forecast Mean and StDev

I have rather a challenging question. I'm hoping that someone can share their experience. I will build up the problem in steps. Let's start our thinking with the idea of a buy and hold strategy of ...
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Combining Mulitple Forecasts? Budged Constraints?

I'm hoping that someone can lend a hand. I have been reading various papers on how to combine multiple forecast time series. The main paper is Granger and Bates 1969. The suggestion here is that there ...