A Quantilogram Approach to Evaluating Directional Predictability

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Oliver B. Linton

University of Cambridge

Yoon-Jae Whang

Seoul National University - School of Economics

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Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

In this note we propose a simple method of measuring directional predictability and testing for the hypothesis that a given time series has no directional predictability. The test is based on the correlogram of quantile hits. We provide the distribution theory needed to conduct inference, propose some model free upper bound critical values, and apply our methods to stock index return data. The empirical results suggest some directional predictability in returns, especially in mid-range quantiles like 5%-10%.

JEL Classification: C16, C53, G12

Suggested Citation

Linton, Oliver B. and Whang, Yoon-Jae, A Quantilogram Approach to Evaluating Directional Predictability (November 2003). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. EM463, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162625

Oliver B. Linton (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge ( email )

Faculty of Economics
Cambridge, CB3 9DD
United Kingdom

Yoon-Jae Whang

Seoul National University - School of Economics ( email )

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Seoul 151-742
Korea
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