Statistics and Its Interface
Volume 13 (2020)
Non-Gaussian stochastic volatility model with jumps via Gibbs sampler
Pages: 209 – 219
In this work we propose a model for estimating volatility from financial time series, extending the non-Gaussian family of space-state models with exact marginal likelihood proposed by . On the literature there are models focused on estimating financial assets risk, however, most of them rely on MCMC methods based on Metropolis algorithms, since full conditional posterior distributions are not known. We present an alternative model capable of automatically estimating the volatility, since all full conditional posterior distributions are known, and it is possible to obtain an exact sample of volatility parameters via Gibbs Sampler. The incorporation of jumps in returns allows the model to capture speculative movements of the data so that their influence does not propagate to volatility. We evaluate the performance of the algorithm using synthetic and real data time series and the results are satisfactory.
financial time series, stochastic volatility, Gibbs Sampler, dynamic linear models
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
Primary 62M10, 62P20. Secondary 91B70.
Received 5 October 2018
Received revised 23 September 2019
Accepted 25 October 2019