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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fan R, Taylor SJ, Sandri M. Density forecast comparisons for stock prices, obtained from high-frequency returns and daily option prices. J Futures Markets. 2018;38:83–103. https://doi.org/10.1002/fut.21859 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002fut.21859/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Density forecast comparisons for stock prices, obtained from high-frequency returns and daily option prices

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Futures Markets
Issue number1
Volume38
Number of pages21
Pages (from-to)83-103
<mark>State</mark>Published
Early online date5/06/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper presents the first comparison of the accuracy of density forecasts for stock prices. Six sets of forecasts are evaluated for DJIA stocks, across four forecast horizons. Two forecasts are risk-neutral densities implied by the Black-Scholes and Heston models. The third set are historical lognormal densities with dispersion determined by forecasts of realized variances obtained from 5-minute returns. Three further sets are defined by transforming risk-neutral and historical densities into real-world densities. The most accurate method applies the risk transformation to the Black-Scholes densities. This method outperforms all others for 87% of the comparisons made using the likelihood criterion.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fan R, Taylor SJ, Sandri M. Density forecast comparisons for stock prices, obtained from high-frequency returns and daily option prices. J Futures Markets. 2018;38:83–103. https://doi.org/10.1002/fut.21859 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002fut.21859/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.