Latest Results for Financial Markets and Portfolio Management
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT language
This study examines whether incorporating volatility improves the forecast of directional changes in the returns of Australia’s banking, industrial and resource sectors. This study first estimates a benchmark non-volatility logit regression model and assesses it against four estimated volatility logit models measured by mean absolute deviation, standard deviation, return squared (U2) and range. An out-of-sample prediction performance, assessed by Brier’s QPS statistic and hit ratio, confirms that volatility improves the prediction of directional changes of returns. A simple trading strategy is utilized to provide practical improvement in investors’ market timing decisions.