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By Gordon H. Dash, Nina Kajiji, R. C. Hanumara, C Econometric, Statistics C and Econometric Modeling


Volatility modeling is the lifeline of the derivative- and asset-pricing evaluation process. As such, it is understandable that a voluminous literature has evolved to discuss the temporal dependencies in financial market volatility. Much of this literature has been directed at daily and lower frequencies using ARCH and stochastic volatility type models. With access to high frequency and ultra high-frequency databases, more recent research has been able to explain about fifty percent of the interdaily forecasts of latent volatility. Relying upon hourly intervals, the GARCH(1,1) results presented here are consistent with prior studies. However, this paper adds to the tools available for conducting volatility exploration by introducing an adaptive radial basis function neural network that significantly lowers overall prediction error while maintaining a high explanatory ratio. The newly formulated RBF implements a closed-form regularization parameter with Bayesian prior information. It is an algorithmic extension that will permit more accurate and insightful analyses to be performed on high frequency financial time series. Over the past decade, research efforts increased significantly in the area of modeling volatility behavior in capital market high frequency data. Obtaining accurat

Year: 2011
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