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Can I forecast stock returns using GARCH?

I know this is a rookie question, but I have seen some comments about using GARCH to forecast stock returns. Is it something people do? Wasn't GARCH just for volatility? Also, can you suggest any (...
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Wavelet transform (the à trous time-based decomposition) in R

I urgently need to know how to apply the 'à trous' time-based decomposition in R [also known as Stationary Wavelet Transform] on a time series as a preprocessing, to use the result in forecasting and ...
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Monte Carlo volatily

I was wondering if we could do a forecast on volatility using monte carlo on an underlying asset. For example EUR/USD : Simulating a lot of possible paths on 1 year then calculate the volatilty for ...
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What are the current gold standards for volatility prediction error?

I'm working on volatility forecasting models for equities and currencies. I am using daily data and am interested in producing forecasts for the next n days. To ...
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Most GUI user friendly Time series Econometrics software for modelling and Forecasting GARCH models [closed]

I think the question is simple enough. I have been using Eviews, but it is unable to do recursive one step ahead forecasting directly and requires me to use coding, which I'm not very good at. I need ...
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Low-rank approximation techniques for portfolio optimisation

I am trying to understand how low-rank approximation techniques such as PCA, factor analysis, total least squares, orthogonal regression, etc could be used in portfolio optimisation. Say I have a ...
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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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QLIKE loss function to evaluate forecasting model of log(realized volatility)

I use QLIKE as loss function to evaluate the forecasting performance of a RV realized volatility model. QLIKE = log $h$ + $\frac{\hat{\sigma}^2}{h}$ where $h$ is volatility forecast and $\hat{\sigma}...
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How is a GARCH model readily complementary to a forecasting model?

Hi Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, It's my first go at GARCH models so give me a chance with my phrasing. I'm looking for an answer to a general question. First, I understand that you can have ...
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Are GARCH models dependent on the returns forecasting model?

Hi Quantitative Fiance Stack Exchange, It's my first go at GARCH models so please give me a chance with my phrasing. I understand that GARCH models are used to forecast volatility. The GARCH(1,1) ...
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How to reduce data dependence for empirically assessing option pricing model performance?

I am preparing a paper about mitigating assessment failures for option pricing models. For the sake of simpliciy, suppose we are talkin about European options. In basic terms, what I would like to say ...
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Combine EWMA or ARCH model with estimator other than squared returns

Currently I use the EWMA model with the squared logarithmic returns as proxy estimator for the volatility, in order to forecast the volatility one step ahead in an intraday scenario (time frame is a ...
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Please advice free Java library for classical time series forecasting

I've got an ARIMA model (with a GARCH model for variance estimation) and parameters estimated in Matlab for my set of data. Now I need to use this model in my Java based application for making ...
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ARIMA prediction for currencies

I was browsing TradingEconomics.com and I came across their forecast models which immediately captivated my interest. They describe them as "projected using an autoregressive integrated moving average ...
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What is a maximal curve?

I came across the term maximals in this article. Can someone explain what a maximal curve is and how you would calculate it?
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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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Data of Credit Migration Matrices

Please advise that how to get the data of credit migration matrices There is a paper of credit migration matrices, I would import the data to Matlab or R for credit analysis. https://www....
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Relationship between in-sample and out-sample periods length

I have two general questions regarding "in-sample fitting vs. out-of-sample backtesting" kind of analyses. Is there any relationship between the length of the data collected for in-sample fitting ($a$)...
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Forecasting conditional returns in DCC-GARCH-copula approach in R

anyone who could help me interpreting and modifying this code? I have a dataset and want to reserve the last 100 returns for out-of-sample analysis. After specifying and fitting the garch-spd-copula, ...
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Risk neutral probability and forecasting

When our goal is pricing of derivative products we, due to no arbitrage conditions, have to use the risk neutral probability. In other side if we have risk management purpose we have to use the “...
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Why aren't econometric models used more in Quant Finance?

There is a big body of literature on econometric models like ARIMA, ARIMAX or VAR. Yet to the best of my knowledge practically nobody is making use of that in Quantitative Finance. Yes, there is a ...
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Is my demand prediction too low?

I have a problem right now at work. For certain business segments, some sales target are established each year. These targets are established based on the managers feelings. It's like this: Manager: ...
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Determining confidence level of directional signals

With regards to technical analysis, are there ways of determining the confidence level of a directional signal? Taking a relative strength index (RSI) as an example, can the extent to which an asset ...
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How do companies forecast revenue and earning estimates for a quarter or year in advance?

I'm sure there are models and they have low and high estimates. But how to do they decide on the percentage growth? A bit of art + science?
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Predicting the Future FX Spot Rates

Say I need to predict what the spot rate between USD and CAD will be in 3 months. What will be the most accurate measure or model that I could possibly use? Does the 3 month forward rate necessarily ...
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What are appropriate algorithms for forecasting contract schedules to maximize profit?

Imagine a situation where a business negotiates contracts for the maintenance of widgets it sells. Situation Customer buys 20 widgets. Customer negotiates contract for widgets to be serviced/...
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Starting values for constrOptim() in R

I want to perform a constraint optimization for Maximum Likelihood Estimation in R to forecast volatility of returns. The probleme is that my initial values aren't in the permitted region. Is there ...
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Why is volatility said to be persistent?

Persistence in volatility of stock returns is one of the common 'stylized facts' when it comes to analyzing time series. However, I am wondering for theoretical arguments why (estimated) volatility ...
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Modelling and forecasting mixed frequency financial data

I was wondering if someone could provide some guidance to me. I would like to Combine various financial data of mixed frequencies (some daily, weekly, some quarterly) to a composite index. I have ...
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how to calculate RMSE, MAE, given ugarchforecast results?

Given S&P500 returns for the past 20 years I fitted an ARMA(1,1)-GARCH(1,1) model using the rugarch package, so using ugarchspec() and the ugarchfit(), with different innovations distributions, i....
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Relative merits of Adjusted versus Closing prices for market predictions

Basic question I am familiar with the data returned from Yahoo. For indices and the like (e.g. ETFs) there are seven columns of data: Date, Open, High, Low, Close, Volume, Adjusted. We only need ...
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Simulating returns from ARMA(1,0)-GARCH(1,1) model

I want to obtain a simulation of one-step ahead forecasts of stock returns process governed by ARMA(1,0)-GARCH(1,1) process. The returns are of form: $x_t = \mu + \delta x_{t-1} + \sigma_t z_t$ From ...
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Asset allocation and GARCH models

I am trying to solve an asset allocation problem and I am having some troubles grasping the concept. I am working with excess returns on 4 stock indices and I am obtaining the excess returns forecasts ...
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One-step ahead forecast of a AR(1) process (GARCH context)

I am using a Matlab toolbox for obtaining one-step ahead forecasts of the conditional mean from the ARMA(1,0)-GARCH(1,1) process and I have encountered a piece of code that contains, in my opinion, a ...
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How do I use common forecasting models to forecast FUTURE values? [closed]

I would like to forecast likely future demand based on historical demand. The problem is: I have no mathematical background and in relevant tutorials and even in literature formulas are used, that ...
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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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Reconciling forecasted growth of components and sum

I'm working with a very basic basic forecast model using Compound Annual Growth Rate and I need to reconcile the forecasts at different levels of detail. Suppose I have two business lines with ...
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Aggregating growth rates

I'm working on a simple forecast model that uses Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to project future growth, and I've run into an apparent paradox. The model includes multiple lines of business ...
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Cross-sectional moments

I got a seminar topic named Forecasting risk from cross sectional moments? Could at least someone tell me what should I write about and if there is any paper that I could read. Thank you very much in ...
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How to forecast high-frequency data?

Introduction: I have seen a plenty of articles/books regarding volatility forecasting applied to high frequency data, but none of them were dedicated to forecasting the actual prices (for example bid/...
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Density forecast of a GARCH model

I am currently working on developing a series of density forecasts and I am encountering some problems. I am working on weekly S&P 500 returns and the returns process is described as $r_{t} = \...
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How to use physics models in Time Series Analysis and Forecasting.

I have been studying methods of Technical Analysis for several years and I am disappointed. I actually do not consider it useful. I have not met anyone who can constantly win in the market using these ...
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Is volatility for the next day forecastable? To any extent?

In a more general way: is there 1) a methodological approach to quantify the correctness of a model that produces a probability distribution for the, say, S&P 500 index return for the next ...
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List of Economic Data for Index Forecast

What econometric symbol list (or tickers) could be used to forecast return of global stock market indexes (S&P500, TSX, CAC40, ...) and their subsectors? I'm aware of the answer to question: ...
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FORECASTING Model AR(1) in an Autoregressive Form The Pi´s Parameters

Ive been implementing a little exercise to obtain the first 2 forecasting points of an AR(1) process. And i want to have the forecasting ponts using the three forms: Im folowing this pdf http://www.le....
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Forecast of ARMA-GARCH model in R

I managed to forecast a GARCH model yesterday and run a Monte Carlo simulation on R. Nevertheless, I can't do the same with an ARMA-GARCH. I tested 4 different method but without achieving an ARMA-...
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Extracting Signal from Noisy Data

Consider a scenario in which Y_t represents the % change in price and we want to use X_t to predict Y_t. We assume that X_t is information we get before Y_t is revealed. Suppose that in reality Y_t =...
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Is there a relation between these two forecasting/estimation approaches?

When learning econometrics I have usually seen stuff from the following perspective: Assume $Y_t = f(X_t) + e_t$, where f is some function of $X_t$ (typically linear). For example, assume $Y_t = X_t *...
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Constant decreasing volatility, GARCH forecasting

I am trying to forecast the volatility using GARCH modelling in R. I fit an ARMA(1,1)-GARCH(1,1) model, but my sigma predictions are constantly decreasing. Anybody know why? ...
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Forecasting using GARCH in R

I am using the predict and ugarchforecast functions in R. When I fit my models and try to forecast, I get either only increasing or decreasing values for sigma, does anyone know why? Thank you ...