Döpke, Jörg Hartmann, Daniel Pierdzioch, Christian
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Discussion Paper, Series 2: Banking and Financial Supervision 2006,01
We compared forecasts of stock market volatility based on real-time and revised macroeconomic data. To this end, we used a new dataset on monthly real-time macroeconomic variables for Germany. The dataset covers the period 1994-2005. We used a statistical, a utility-based, and an options-based criterion to evaluate volatility forecasts. Our main result is that the statistical and economic value of volatility forecasts based on real-time data is comparable to the value of forecasts based on revised macroeconomic data.
Forecasting stock market volatility Real-time macroeconomic data Evaluation of forecasting accuracy