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Modeling univariate volatility of stock returns using stochastic GARCH models:Evidence from 4-Asian markets

Islam, Mohd Aminul (2013) Modeling univariate volatility of stock returns using stochastic GARCH models:Evidence from 4-Asian markets. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (11). pp. 294-303. ISSN 1991-8178

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This paper applies the Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity (GARCH) models to the financial time series (stock index returns) in four Asian markets namely; Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) of Malaysia, the Straits Times Index (STI) of Singapore, Nikkei Indices (N225) of Japan and the Hang Seng Index (HSI) of Hong Kong. We included six years of data covering the period from January 2007 to December 2012. This comprises daily observations of 1477 for KLCI, 1493 for STI, 1469 for N225 and 1481 for HSI excluding the public holidays. Closing values for stock indices are used. We included most commonly used variations of conditional volatility models with imposing names such as Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity best known as the GARCH (1, 1), GARCH-in-Mean, Thresh-hold GARCH (TGARCH), Exponential GARCH (EGARCH) and Power GARCH models. We aim to empirically examine the use of GARCH models in capturing the stylized facts such as volatility clustering and leverage effects commonly observed in high frequency financial time series data. We found strong empirical evidence of volatility clustering and leverage effects in the daily stock index returns of all four markets showing that the daily stock index returns can be characterized by the GARCH models. The results from GARCH-in-Mean model, we find evidence of positive relationship between the expected risk and expected return in all four markets which is often predicted in investment theory.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5651/33419 Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Volatility; GARCH models; Financial time series; Leverage effect; KLCI; N225
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501 Stocks, investment, speculation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Aminul Islam
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 11:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33419

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