Separating Information Maximum Likelihood estimation of the integrated volatility and covariance with micro-market noise

Naoto Kunitomo, Seisho Sato

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Abstract

For estimating the integrated volatility and covariance by using high frequency financial data, we propose the Separating Information Maximum Likelihood (SIML) method when there are possibly micro-market noises. The resulting estimator, which is represented as a specific quadratic form of returns, is simple and their properties have been investigated by Kunitomo and Sato (2008a, 2008b, 2010, 2011). We show that the SIML estimator has reasonable asymptotic properties; it is consistent and it has the asymptotic normality when the sample size is large and the integrated volatility is deterministic under general conditions including some non-Gaussian and volatility models. Based on simulations, we find that the SIML estimator has reasonable finite sample properties and it would be useful for practice. The SIML estimator has the asymptotic robustness properties in the sense it is consistent when the noise terms are weakly dependent and they are endogenously correlated with the efficient market price process. We illustrate the use of SIML by analyzing Nikkei-225 futures, which are the derivatives of the major stock index in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-309
Number of pages28
JournalNorth American Journal of Economics and Finance
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • High-frequency data
  • Integrated covariance
  • Integrated volatility
  • Micro-market noise
  • Nikkei-225 futures
  • Separating Information Maximum Likelihood (SIML)

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