Volatility Distribution of the DJSTOXXE50 Index

Yasemin Ulu

Abstract


In this paper using data from 1995-2005 on 5-minute intraday returns, we construct a model free estimate of the daily realized volatility for the DJSTOXXE50 index. We compute the unconditional volatility distribution of the DJSTOXXE50 index by a nonparametric kernel estimation method. Our results indicate that the unconditional volatility distribution of the DJSTOXXE50 returns are leptokurtic and highly skewed to the right. The logarithmic standard deviations seem to be approximately Gaussian. Our results are inline with previous research for individual DJIA equity return volatility and for Japanese index, Nikkei 225

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/aef.v7i6.5065

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Applied Economics and Finance    ISSN 2332-7294 (Print)   ISSN 2332-7308 (Online)

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