An Empirical Evaluation in GARCH Volatility Modeling: Evidence from the Stockholm Stock Exchange

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In this paper, we use daily stock returns from the Stockholm Stock Exchange in order to examine their volatility. For this reason, we estimate not only GARCH (1,1) symmetric model but also asymmetric models EGARCH (1,1) and GJR-GARCH (1,1) with different residual distributions. The parameters of the volatility models are estimated with the Maximum Likelihood (ML) using the Marquardt algorithm (Marquardt [1]). The findings reveal that negative shocks have a large impact than positive shocks in this market. Also, indices for the return of forecasting have shown that the ARIMA (0,0,1)-EGARCH (1,1) model with t-student provide more precise forecasting on volatilities and expected returns of the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

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Dritsaki, C. (2017) An Empirical Evaluation in GARCH Volatility Modeling: Evidence from the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Journal of Mathematical Finance, 7, 366-390. doi: 10.4236/jmf.2017.72020.


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