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dc.contributor.authorChamindra de Silva, L. Christine-
dc.contributor.authorKarunathunga, N.-
dc.contributor.authorPerera, S. S. N.-
dc.contributor.authorDe Silva, S. A. K. P.-
dc.identifier.citation11th International Symposium (IntSym 2023) Managing Contemporary Issues for Sustainable Future through Multidisciplinary Research Proceedings 03rd May 2023 South Eastern University of Sri Lanka p. 78-87.en_US
dc.description.abstractFinancial volatility forecasting is especially important in financial econometrics that helps Investors to minimize their losses by understanding the future financial volatility. To predict financial volatility GARCH models are used which better reflects the leverage effect, volatility clusters and volatility jumps in a financial time series. COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most extreme events we have faced recently which led to sudden fall in stock prices and financial instability. While many research papers have focused on stock indices particular to relevant countries or emerging markets, this study examines large-cap stock indices, which are safer to invest in and covering almost the entire world by considering ten major large-cap stock indices from nine countries which represent seven regions; Asia, South Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania and South America. Statistical loss functions; MSE, RMSE, MAE, R2 Log, and QLIKE, were used to determine the best model out of GARCH, GJRGARCH, EGARCH, and PGARCH. Although the literature review suggests using the High-Low proxy method to capture realized financial volatility, this study used the OHLC(Open-High-Low-Close) volatility estimator, which considers drift-independence and is capable of handling opening-pricing-jumps. All tests were conducted using python programming for significance levels of 1%, 5%, and 10%, and the results indicated that the study is statistically significant at the 1% level. The results reveal that, although the stock indices represent different regions, they have shown a similar impact towards COVID-19, while NZ50 and Nikkei225 indices slightly differ as New Zealand and Japan are less affected by COVID-19 during the period 11.03.2020 – 10.03.2022. The study concludes that, averagely the best model to forecast financial volatility on large-cap stock indices which affected from COVID-19 is EGARCH (1,1) as it is asymmetric and able to grasp the len_US
dc.publisherSouth Eastern University of Sri Lanka Oluvil, Sri Lankaen_US
dc.subjectFinancial volatilityen_US
dc.subjectLarge-cap stock indicesen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the forecasting performance of GARCH models in predicting financial volatility of large-cap stock indices during the covid-19 pandemicen_US
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