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On equity risk prediction and tail spillovers

Pouliasis, P. K., Kyriakou, I. and Papapostolou, N. C. (2017). On equity risk prediction and tail spillovers. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 22(4), pp. 379-393. doi: 10.1002/ijfe.1594

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of modelling time-varying variances of stock returns in terms of risk measurement and extreme risk spillover. Using a general class of regime-dependent models, we find that volatility can be disaggregated into distinct components: a persistent stable process with low sensitivity to shocks and a high volatility process capturing rather short-lived rare events. Out-of-sample forecasts show that, once regime shifts are accounted for, accuracy is improved compared to the standard GARCH or the historical volatility model. Volatility plays an important role in controlling and monitoring financial risks. Therefore, by means of a risk management application, we illustrate the economic value and the practical implications of risk control ability of the models in terms of value-at-risk. Finally, tests for predictability in co-movements in the tails of stock index returns suggest that large losses are strongly correlated, supporting asymmetric transmission processes for financial contagion in the left tail of return distributions whereas contagion in reverse direction (gains) is weak.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pouliasis, P. K., Kyriakou, I. & Papapostolou, N. C. (2017). On equity risk prediction and tail spillovers. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 22(4), pp. 379-393., which is published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1594. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Publisher Keywords: stock markets, regime volatility, forecasting, risk spillover
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/18214
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