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Efficient factor GARCH models and factor-DCC models




We report that, in the estimation of univariate GARCH or multivariate generalized orthogonal GARCH (GO-GARCH) models, maximizing the likelihood is equivalent to making the standardized residuals as independent as possible. Based on this, we propose three factor GARCH models in the framework of GO-GARCH: independent-factor GARCH exploits factors that are statistically as independent as possible; factors in best-factor GARCH have the largest autocorrelation in their squared values such that their volatilities could be forecast well by univariate GARCH; and factors in conditional-decorrelation GARCH are conditionally as uncorrelated as possible. A convenient two-step method for estimating these models is introduced. Since the extracted factors may still have weak conditional correlations, we further propose factor-DCC models as an extension to the above factor GARCH models with dynamic conditional correlation (DCC) modelling the remaining conditional correlations between factors. Experimental results for the Hong Kong stock market show that conditional-decorrelation GARCH and independent-factor GARCH have better generalization performance than the original GO-GARCH, and that conditional-decorrelation GARCH (among factor GARCH models) and its extension with DCC embedded (among factor-DCC models) behave best.

Author(s): Zhang, K. and Chan, L.
Journal: Quantitative Finance
Volume: 9
Number (issue): 1
Pages: 71-91
Year: 2009
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

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DOI: 10.1080/14697680802039840

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  title = {Efficient factor GARCH models and factor-DCC models},
  author = {Zhang, K. and Chan, L.},
  journal = {Quantitative Finance},
  volume = {9},
  number = {1},
  pages = {71-91},
  year = {2009}