GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series
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GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series
Hello everyone, I am having some major problem, which I tried to solve for several days now and read through the complete forum already.
i downloaded daily trading data of the DAX (german index), i have ~1000 oberservations from end 2010  end 2014
i want to estimate a GARCH model based on end 2010  end 2013, then i want to forecast end 2013  end 2014 and compare then to the real values
 imported 750 of the data to eviews (close) unten end of 2013
 transformed them into log returns: rendite = dlog(close)
 fitted a GARCH(1,1) model, which at first didnt work, then i replaced some missing NA values in the series by the surrounding values (rendite1 is the filled up log returns series)
 i have the garch11 model now and with this i want to forecast the values (logreturn values that is) for end 2013  end 2014 via proc > forecast
the last part just is not working, i tried first to expand the range of the file from end 2013 to end 2014 and then tried several combinations, sample range, dynmaic, static, every combination etc, i just dont know to enter, most of the time it just delivers a series of NA
from what i read up, i want a dynamic forecast, since the forecast values are supposed to be "unknown" as of yet, i just pretend that i want to predict the future
but about the rest, i am completely lost, so please help!
if you could help me out with a small step by step guide that would be really helpful!
i downloaded daily trading data of the DAX (german index), i have ~1000 oberservations from end 2010  end 2014
i want to estimate a GARCH model based on end 2010  end 2013, then i want to forecast end 2013  end 2014 and compare then to the real values
 imported 750 of the data to eviews (close) unten end of 2013
 transformed them into log returns: rendite = dlog(close)
 fitted a GARCH(1,1) model, which at first didnt work, then i replaced some missing NA values in the series by the surrounding values (rendite1 is the filled up log returns series)
 i have the garch11 model now and with this i want to forecast the values (logreturn values that is) for end 2013  end 2014 via proc > forecast
the last part just is not working, i tried first to expand the range of the file from end 2013 to end 2014 and then tried several combinations, sample range, dynmaic, static, every combination etc, i just dont know to enter, most of the time it just delivers a series of NA
from what i read up, i want a dynamic forecast, since the forecast values are supposed to be "unknown" as of yet, i just pretend that i want to predict the future
but about the rest, i am completely lost, so please help!
if you could help me out with a small step by step guide that would be really helpful!
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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
Resize the workfile to include the observations until end of 2014 (Proc>Resize).
Open up your equation, hit the forecast button, change the forecast sample to be 12/23/2013 12/23/2014, fill in a name for the GARCH series and hit ok.
Open up your equation, hit the forecast button, change the forecast sample to be 12/23/2013 12/23/2014, fill in a name for the GARCH series and hit ok.
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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
hey Gareth, thx a lot for ur reply!
i did just what u told me, i resized the observations
then i clicked on my garch11 equation, proc>forecast, changed the forecast sample to 12/23/2013 12/23/2014
then i might be unsure, but still tried both:
 named the forecast rendite1_forecast
 entered a name for GARCH(optinal) / did not enter a name here > same result
checkmarks are on at:
[x] insert actuals for outofsampleobs
[x] dynamic forecast
[x] coef uncertainty in SE calc
and both outputs
i dont get an N/A anymore, but i get a value of "0.000481" in every estimated field from 12/23/2013 to 12/23/2014, which seems to be somewhat off or sth is missing?
so something seems to be wrong?
to help it, i did a quick screenshot, whereby the blue marked area is the one, where i tried within anything in it
in the left background are the results which i keep getting
(btw if its any help, using EViews 8 Student Version)
i did just what u told me, i resized the observations
then i clicked on my garch11 equation, proc>forecast, changed the forecast sample to 12/23/2013 12/23/2014
then i might be unsure, but still tried both:
 named the forecast rendite1_forecast
 entered a name for GARCH(optinal) / did not enter a name here > same result
checkmarks are on at:
[x] insert actuals for outofsampleobs
[x] dynamic forecast
[x] coef uncertainty in SE calc
and both outputs
i dont get an N/A anymore, but i get a value of "0.000481" in every estimated field from 12/23/2013 to 12/23/2014, which seems to be somewhat off or sth is missing?
so something seems to be wrong?
to help it, i did a quick screenshot, whereby the blue marked area is the one, where i tried within anything in it
in the left background are the results which i keep getting
(btw if its any help, using EViews 8 Student Version)

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
open the series called GARCH_OPTIONAL
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this one seems kinda wrong aswell
it starts at 0.000108 and is constantly increasing 0.000001 per day?
just to state it again, i am looking for a forecast of my "rendite" series of which is fitted the GARCH(1,1) model, so at the end i can a draw a combined graph of the actual rendite series and the forecasted series and compare them
but right now i am just getting a flat line as a graph and not really any forecast which seems correct, i don't know why that is?
it starts at 0.000108 and is constantly increasing 0.000001 per day?
just to state it again, i am looking for a forecast of my "rendite" series of which is fitted the GARCH(1,1) model, so at the end i can a draw a combined graph of the actual rendite series and the forecasted series and compare them
but right now i am just getting a flat line as a graph and not really any forecast which seems correct, i don't know why that is?

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
Sorry, I thought you wanted the GARCH series. Your first one was the forecast of the underlying series. You would expect the forecast to be a constant value.
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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
EViews Gareth wrote:Sorry, I thought you wanted the GARCH series. Your first one was the forecast of the underlying series. You would expect the forecast to be a constant value.
hm why is that?
i am writing a paper with a very close deadline, merely minutes, not even hours anymore
i modelled a garch modell and tested it already
last thing i need to do know is to forecast the series and compare the forecast to the real values
from my point of view a constant is not really from i am looking for, then it's a pretty bad forecast and i wouldnt even need a gargh model for that? i could just model around the mean?

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
You have nothing but a constant in your mean equation. What did you expect the forecast of the mean equation to be other than a constant?
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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
if i do it like this, am comparism is kinda useless
top graph is real data
bottom graph is 12/23/2010  12/23/2013 real data, 12/23/2013  12/23/2014 forecast aka flatline
i dont know where my mistake is, but this is barely the forecast i was lookin for?
top graph is real data
bottom graph is 12/23/2010  12/23/2013 real data, 12/23/2013  12/23/2014 forecast aka flatline
i dont know where my mistake is, but this is barely the forecast i was lookin for?
Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
horror wrote:if i do it like this, am comparism is kinda useless
top graph is real data
bottom graph is 12/23/2010  12/23/2013 real data, 12/23/2013  12/23/2014 forecast aka flatline
i dont know where my mistake is, but this is barely the forecast i was lookin for?
maybe i am looking at the wrong thing at the moment, maybe i am not looking at a mean forecast, i am looking for a time series forecast, but dont really know where to look for it or what to look for?
i want something that forecasts me the bottom straight line, am i looking for the wrong thing?

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
You're doing nothing wrong in EViews. The straight line forecast is the correct forecast for your model. If you don't like the straight line forecast, you'll have to choose a different model.
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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series URGENT
am i looking for a volatility forecast then maybe? or something combined?

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series
What do you mean by choose a different model ? I for example want to use the forecast of the conditional variances to apply them to a Value at risk model. If this would mean that the forecast is a constant, my Value at risk calculations will be pretty useless.
Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series
Kristof1992 wrote:What do you mean by choose a different model ? I for example want to use the forecast of the conditional variances to apply them to a Value at risk model. If this would mean that the forecast is a constant, my Value at risk calculations will be pretty useless.
The discussion above is relevant to mean equation. Conditional variance estimation is the second part of a GARCH model. Since it is autoregressive, you can generate outofsample forecasts. But those values will (and should) eventually converge to a constant value. For your VaR model, one step ahead forecasts would be most useful as you'll run the model each day and generate a forecast for the next. If you need nstep ahead forecasts, you'll have to simulate future values of conditional variance as the random shocks of the future are unknown.

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Re: GARCH(1,1) Forecast Series
trubador wrote:Kristof1992 wrote:What do you mean by choose a different model ? I for example want to use the forecast of the conditional variances to apply them to a Value at risk model. If this would mean that the forecast is a constant, my Value at risk calculations will be pretty useless.
The discussion above is relevant to mean equation. Conditional variance estimation is the second part of a GARCH model. Since it is autoregressive, you can generate outofsample forecasts. But those values will (and should) eventually converge to a constant value. For your VaR model, one step ahead forecasts would be most useful as you'll run the model each day and generate a forecast for the next. If you need nstep ahead forecasts, you'll have to simulate future values of conditional variance as the random shocks of the future are unknown.
trubador wrote:Kristof1992 wrote:What do you mean by choose a different model ? I for example want to use the forecast of the conditional variances to apply them to a Value at risk model. If this would mean that the forecast is a constant, my Value at risk calculations will be pretty useless.
The discussion above is relevant to mean equation. Conditional variance estimation is the second part of a GARCH model. Since it is autoregressive, you can generate outofsample forecasts. But those values will (and should) eventually converge to a constant value. For your VaR model, one step ahead forecasts would be most useful as you'll run the model each day and generate a forecast for the next. If you need nstep ahead forecasts, you'll have to simulate future values of conditional variance as the random shocks of the future are unknown.
Hi Trubador.
Hope you're well. Have been working on a very similar problem was hoping for some clarification. I have read quite a lot to try plug in some gaps in knowledge and pick up the basic fundamentals, therefore any assistance from here would be a huge help, but please do not lose patience with me as I'm still very much learning. Any comments at the different stages are much appreciated.
I wish to forecast the volatility of stock market daily returns using various different models (Historical, ARCH, GARCH, EGARCH etc) to see which can forecast volatility best (i.e. least error in terms of RMSE, MAE etc).
I downloaded daily closing pricesfrom 5/31/1996 to 6/01/2016, constructed a daily returns series as well as squared returns and absolute returns. I have a fairly reasonable understanding of the tests I need to perform on the series such as LM, normality, test for ARCH effects etc.
I have estimated a GARCH(1,1) model which I assume is correct (lagged dependent variable of itself). Attached is a screenshot below with the selections and output.I have used the period 5/31/1996 to 6/01/2006 as my insample estimate of the model.
I then attempt the final part (onestep ahead forecasting) which is worrying me a little as to whether i've done everything right. First of all based on some of the exchanges i've read on this forum by yourself and Gareth on this topic I am aware that to running a static forecast gives you the fit of your estimated model and is used for insample forecasting as it uses actual values.
Therefore, forecasting outofsample is done with dynamic forecasting. I attempted to do this for the period 6/02/2006 to 6/01/2016. I wish to forecast volatility for this period and then run a plot of squared daily returns against my forecasted out of sample values to see the visual differences. However upon hitting forecast, setting my sample period to 6/02/2006 6/01/2016 and entering a name in the Garch(optional) field to generate the volatility series, the output is rather confusing to me. It seems to be just a straight line which seems to converge to a number with each daily observation. Attached screenshot below.
What am I doing wrong? Or am I doing it right, it certainly doesn't seem right when plotted, whereas static forecasting as seen below in the screenshot is akin to what I would have expected. Happy to attach the worfile if you need to confirm anything as well.
Appreciate if any one else can offer assistance as well for this question, or at the very least redirect me to any useful GARCH modelling for eviews books or videos, preferably videos.
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