Forecasting Conditional Covariance Matrices in High-Dimensional Time Series: A General Dynamic Factor Approach
36 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2019 Last revised: 28 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 26, 2020
Based on a General Dynamic Factor Model with infinite-dimensional factor space and MGARCH common shocks, we develop new estimation and forecasting procedures for conditional covariance matrices in high-dimensional time series. The finite-sample performance of our approach is evaluated via Monte Carlo experiments, outperforming most alternative methods. The new procedure is used to construct one-step-ahead minimum variance portfolios for a high-dimensional panel of assets. The results are shown to achieve better out-of-sample portfolio performance than alternative existing procedures.
Keywords: Dimension reduction, Large panels, High-dimensional time series, Minimum variance portfolio, Volatility, Multivariate GARCH
JEL Classification: C38, C53, C55, C59, G11
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