A New Class of Heavy-Tailed Distribution and the Stock Market Returns in Germany

John Oden, Kevin Hurt, Susan Gentry

Abstract


As the fourth largest economy over the world, Germany’s financial sector plays a key role in the global economy. As one of the most important components of the financial sector, the equity market played a more and more important role. Thus, risk management of its stock market is crucial for welfare of its market participants. To account for the two stylized facts, volatility clustering and conditional heavy tails, we take advantage of the framework in Guo (2016) and consider empirical performance of the GARCH model with normal reciprocal inverse Gaussian distribution in fitting the German stock return series. Our results indicate the NRIG distribution has superior performance in fitting the stock market returns.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/rbm.v4i2.11575

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