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Volume 65, Issue 1

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Estimation and Performance Assessment of Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall Based on LM GARCH-Class Models

Aloui, Chaker; Ben Hamida, Hela

Year: 2015   Volume: 65   Issue: 1   Pages: 30-54

Abstract: In this paper, we explore the relevance of asymmetry, long memory and fat tails in modeling and forecasting the conditional volatility and market risk for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stock markets. Various linear and non-linear long-memory GARCH-class models under three density functions are used to investigate this relevancy. Our results reveal that non-linear GARCH-class models accommodating long memory and asymmetry can better capture the volatility of returns. In particular, we find that some stock returns’ behaviors are well described by dual long memory in the mean and the conditional variances. Interestingly, the FIAPARCH volatility model with skewed Student distribution is found to be the best suited for estimating the value at risk and expected shortfall for short and long trading positions. This model outperforms the other competing long-memory GARCH-class models and simple GARCH and EGARCH models. Overall, long-memory, asymmetry, persistence and fat tails are important empirical facts in the GCC markets that should be taken into account when modeling and predicting volatility and assessing total risk. Our findings offer several useful implications for policy regulation, risk assessment and hedging, stock-price forecasting and portfolio asset allocations.

JEL classification: C22, G17, Q47

Keywords: value-at-risk, expected shortfall, long memory, GARCH-class models, asymmetries, market risk

RePEc: http://ideas.repec.org/a/fau/fauart/v65y2015i1p30-54.html

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