This book provides a broad, mature, and systematic introduction to current financial econometric models and their applications to modeling and prediction of financial time series data. It utilizes real-world examples and real financial data throughout the book to apply the models and methods described.
The author begins with basic characteristics of financial time series data before covering three main topics:
-Analysis and application of univariate financial time series
-The return series of multiple assets
-Bayesian inference in finance methods
Key features of the new edition include additional coverage of modern day topics such as arbitrage, pair trading, realized volatility, and credit risk modeling; a smooth transition from S-Plus to R; and expanded empirical financial data sets.
The overall objective of the book is to provide some knowledge of financial time series, introduce some statistical tools useful for analyzing these series and gain experience in financial applications of various econometric methods.
Praise for the Second Edition
". . . too wonderful a book to be missed by anyone who works in time series analysis."—Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
"All in all this is an excellent account on financial time series...with plenty of intuitive insight of how exactly these models work..." —MAA Reviews
Since publication of the first edition, Analysis of Financial Time Series has served as one of the most influential and prominent works on the subject. This Third Edition now utilizes the freely available R software package to explore empirical financial data and illustrate related computation and analyses using real-world examples. Retaining the fundamental and hands-on style of its predecessor, this new edition continues to serve as the cornerstone for understanding the important statistical methods and techniques for working with financial data.
Accessible explanations and numerous interesting examples assist readers with understanding analysis and application of univariate financial time series; return series of multiple assets; and Bayesian inference in finance methods. The latest developments in financial econometrics are explored in-depth, such as realized volatility, volatility with skew innovations, conditional value at risk, statistical arbitrage, and applications of duration and dynamic-correlation models. Additional features of the Third Edition include:
Applications of nonlinear duration models throughout all discussion of high-frequency data analysis and market microstructure
Newly added applications of nonlinear models and methods
An updated chapter on multivariate time series analysis that explores the relevance of cointegration to pairs trading
A new, unified approach to value at risk (VaR) via loss function
An introduction to extremal index for dependence data in the discussion of extreme values, quantiles, and value at risk
The use of both R and S-PLUS® software with the book's numerous examples and exercises ensures that readers can reproduce the results shown in the book and apply the detailed steps and procedures to their own work. New and updated exercises throughout provide opportunities to test comprehension of the presented material, and a related Web site houses additional data sets and related software programs.
Analysis of Financial Time Series, Third Edition is an ideal book for introductory courses on time series at the graduate level and a valuable supplement for statistics courses in time series at the upper-undergraduate level. It also serves as an indispensible reference for researchers and practitioners working in business and finance.