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Fulvia Focker and Umberto Triacca
 
''A new proxy of the average volatility of a basket of returns: A Monte Carlo study''
( 2006, Vol. 3 No.15 )
 
 
The volatility of returns plays a pivotal role in modern finance and an accurate evaluation of this parameter is crucial in portfolio and risk management decisions. Until quite recent it was common practice in the literature to use the squared return as proxy of volatility. However, as pointed out by several authors, this measure of volatility includes a large noisy component. In this paper we propose a procedure, based on a generalized dynamic factors model methodology, to obtain a more accurate estimate of volatility of a basket of returns.
 
 
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JEL: C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods: General
 
Manuscript Received : May 07 2006 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 03 2006

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