Bell, Peter (2012): Goodness of fit test for the multifractal model of asset returns.
Download (507kB) | Preview
This paper explores extensions to the random walk model for time series in finance. There is some disagreement about the suitability of multifractal probability models, but they have compelling attributes. Research that has found no evidence to support the multifractal model has used testing procedures that do not have known statistical power. Therefore, there is an opportunity for new methodology. This paper presents a testing procedure to determine if data follows a multifractal or monofractal process. Using simulation, the paper derives the power of the test. Although the power is low, the test suggests that some observed prices do follow multifractal behaviour. This is a strong result. Further, this work suggests there will be further disagreement in the literature going forward due to the difficulty of identifying multifractal data.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Goodness of fit test for the multifractal model of asset returns|
|Keywords:||Statistical methods; fractal geometry; finance|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G0 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
|Depositing User:||Peter N Bell|
|Date Deposited:||10 May 2012 01:45|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 12:01|
Calvet, Laurent and Adlai Fisher. 2002. "Multifractality in asset returns: theory and evidence." The Review of Economics and Statistics 84:381-406.
Di Matteo, T. 2007. "Multi-scaling in finance." Quantitative Finance 7:21-36.
Jianga, Zhi-Qiang and Wei-Xing Zhoua. 2008. "Multifractality in stock indexes: Fact or Fiction?" Physica A 387:3605–3614
Lux, Thomas. 2003. Detecting multi-fractal properties in asset returns: the failure of the scaling estimator. Economics working paper, Department of Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel.
Wengert, Christian. "Multifractal Model of Asset Returns (MMAR)." Last modified December 12, 2010. http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29686-multifractal-model-of-asset-returns-mmar