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Type: Congresso
Title: Copula-based Prediction Of Economic Movements
Author: Garcia
J. E.; Gonzalez-Lopez
V. A.; Hirsh
I. D.
Abstract: In this paper we model the discretized returns of two paired time series BM&FBOVESPA Dividend Index and BM&FBOVESPA Public Utilities Index using multivariate Markov models. The discretization corresponds to three categories, high losses, high profits and the complementary periods of the series. In technical terms, the maximal memory that can be considered for a Markov model, can be derived from the size of the alphabet and dataset. The number of parameters needed to specify a discrete multivariate Markov chain grows exponentially with the order and dimension of the chain. In this case the size of the database is not large enough for a consistent estimation of the model. We apply a strategy to estimate a multivariate process with an order greater than the order achieved using standard procedures. The new strategy consist on obtaining a partition of the state space which is constructed from a combination, of the partitions corresponding to the two marginal processes and the partition corresponding to the multivariate Markov chain. In order to estimate the transition probabilities, all the partitions are linked using a copula. In our application this strategy provides a significant improvement in the movement predictions.
Subject: Partition Markov Models
Inference Methods
Copula For Discrete Data
Editor: Amer Inst Physics
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.4951928
Date Issue: 2016
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