Forecasting volatility of futures market: The S&P 500 and FTSE 100 futures using high frequency returns and implied volatility

Jaesun Noh, Tae Hwan Kim

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Abstract

We show that historical volatility from high frequency returns outperforms implied volatility when standardized returns by historical volatility tends to be normally distributed. For the FTSE 100 futures, we find that historical volatility using high frequency returns outperforms implied volatility in forecasting future volatility. However, we find that implied volatility outperforms historical volatility in forecasting future volatility for the S&P 500 futures. The results also indicate that historical volatility using high frequency returns could be an unbiased forecast for the FTSE 100 futures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-413
Number of pages19
JournalApplied Economics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 10

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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