A Comparison of Alternative Forecast Models of REIT Volatility

A Comparison of Alternative Forecast Models of REIT Volatility This study compares the relative performance of several well-known models in the forecasting of REIT volatility. Overall our results suggest that long-memory models (ARFIMA & FIGARCH) provide the best forecasts. Using either a large sample or some statistically justified small subsamples, we find that long memory models consistently outperform their short-memory counterparts (GARCH & Stochastic Volatility models) over a variety of forecast horizons. We also find that asymmetric models (EGARCH & FIEGARCH) are the worst performers among all models. Our study complements and extends a recent study of Cotter and Stevenson (2008) which demonstrates the usefulness of long-memory models in modeling REIT volatility. We conclude that in addition to modeling REIT volatility, long-memory models should also be adopted to forecast REIT volatility. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics Springer Journals

A Comparison of Alternative Forecast Models of REIT Volatility

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Regional/Spatial Science; Financial Services
ISSN
0895-5638
eISSN
1573-045X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11146-009-9198-7
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Abstract

This study compares the relative performance of several well-known models in the forecasting of REIT volatility. Overall our results suggest that long-memory models (ARFIMA & FIGARCH) provide the best forecasts. Using either a large sample or some statistically justified small subsamples, we find that long memory models consistently outperform their short-memory counterparts (GARCH & Stochastic Volatility models) over a variety of forecast horizons. We also find that asymmetric models (EGARCH & FIEGARCH) are the worst performers among all models. Our study complements and extends a recent study of Cotter and Stevenson (2008) which demonstrates the usefulness of long-memory models in modeling REIT volatility. We conclude that in addition to modeling REIT volatility, long-memory models should also be adopted to forecast REIT volatility.

Journal

The Journal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 31, 2009

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