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Bayesian Combinations of Stock Price Predictions with an Application to the Amsterdam Exchange Index

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2011-082/4

18 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011  

Monica Billio

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Roberto Casarin

University Ca' Foscari of Venice - Department of Economics

Francesco Ravazzolo

Free University of Bolzano

H. K. van Dijk

Tinbergen Institute; Econometric Institute

Date Written: May 2, 2011

Abstract

We summarize the general combination approach by Billio et al. [2010]. In the combination model the weights follow logistic auto-regressive processes, change over time and their dynamics are possible driven by the past forecasting performances of the predictive densities. For illustrative purposes we apply it to combine White Noise and GARCH models to forecast the Amsterdam Exchange index and use the combined predictive forecasts in an investment asset allocation exercise.

Keywords: Density forecast combination, stock data

JEL Classification: C11, C15, C53, E37

Suggested Citation

Billio, Monica and Casarin, Roberto and Ravazzolo, Francesco and van Dijk, H. K., Bayesian Combinations of Stock Price Predictions with an Application to the Amsterdam Exchange Index (May 2, 2011). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2011-082/4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1844431 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1844431

Monica Billio (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

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Roberto Casarin

University Ca' Foscari of Venice - Department of Economics ( email )

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Francesco Ravazzolo

Free University of Bolzano ( email )

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Herman K. Van Dijk

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