## Markov switch state probabilities forecast

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### Markov switch state probabilities forecast

Hello everyone,

I need help estimating markov switch models. In particular I cannot understand how I can carry out forecast checks for probability states.

can you help me?

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

can anyone help me?

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

I'm afraid that I don't understand the question.

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

Simply
I need to forecast a state probability but the software it allow the forecast of only fitting series.

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I'm sorry, but that is correct.

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

sorry but I do not understand.
The markov model is born to return the probabilities of state, right?
so how can I carry out goodness tests of the probabilities without being able to carry out forecasts in sample and out of sample?

startz
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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

EViews produces several different measures of within-sample probabilities. Try Proc Make Regime Probabilities

I don't believe EViews does out-of-sample probability forecasts, but I don't think it should be hard to do.

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

sure, in fact I can extract the probabilities but how can I test the probabilities if in the "forecast" function I can only get the series fitted?

how do I test insample and outofsample without the forecast function?

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

Nicotrader87 wrote:sure, in fact I can extract the probabilities but how can I test the probabilities if in the "forecast" function I can only get the series fitted?

how do I test insample and outofsample without the forecast function?

Well, the extracted probabilities are in-sample forecasts.

If you want to forecast out of sample, I believe you just take the final state probabilities and run them out in a GENR statement multiplying by the estimated transition probabilities.

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

startz wrote:
Nicotrader87 wrote:sure, in fact I can extract the probabilities but how can I test the probabilities if in the "forecast" function I can only get the series fitted?

how do I test insample and outofsample without the forecast function?

Well, the extracted probabilities are in-sample forecasts.

If you want to forecast out of sample, I believe you just take the final state probabilities and run them out in a GENR statement multiplying by the estimated transition probabilities.

please for me it is very important can you make this process clearer?
maybe with a screenshot?

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

Have you tried Proc Make Regime Probabilities?

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

startz wrote:Have you tried Proc Make Regime Probabilities?

obvious but how to make the forecast? with make probabilities get only the estimate in samples.

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### Re: Markov switch state probabilities forecast

If the last in sample probability is last_prob and the transition probabilities are p11 and p01, then I think you want something like

prob(T+1) = last_prob*p11 + (1-last_prob)*p01
prob(T+2) = prob(T+1)*p11 + (1-prob(T+1))*p01

etc

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Please i need the help with command line

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