Long Memory in Stock Market Volatility and the Volatility-in-Mean Effect: The FIEGARCH-M Model

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Bent Jesper Christensen

Aarhus University; Aarhus University; Aarhus University

Morten Ørregaard Nielsen

Queen's University - Department of Economics

Jie Zhu

University of Aarhus - School of Economics and Management; Aarhus University - CREATES

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Date Written: June 12, 2007

Abstract

We extend the fractionally integrated exponential GARCH (FIEGARCH) model for daily stock return data with long memory in return volatility of Bollerslev and Mikkelsen (1996) by introducing a possible volatility-in-mean effect. To avoid that the long memory property of volatility carries over to returns, we consider a filtered FIEGARCH-in-mean (FIEGARCH-M) effect in the return equation. The filtering of the volatility-in-mean component thus allows the co-existence of long memory in volatility and short memory in returns. We present an application to the S&P 500 index which documents the empirical relevance of our model.

Keywords: FIEGARCH, financial leverage, GARCH, long memory, risk-return tradeoff, stock returns, volatility feedback

JEL Classification: C22

Suggested Citation

Christensen, Bent Jesper and Nielsen, Morten Orregaard and Zhu, Jie, Long Memory in Stock Market Volatility and the Volatility-in-Mean Effect: The FIEGARCH-M Model (June 12, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1148747 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1148747

Bent Jesper Christensen (Contact Author)

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Aarhus University ( email )

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Denmark

Morten Orregaard Nielsen

Queen's University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Jie Zhu

University of Aarhus - School of Economics and Management ( email )

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Aarhus University - CREATES ( email )

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