Checking date: 04/05/2018

Course: 2018/2019

Analysis of financial data
Study: Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (201)

Coordinating teacher: RUIZ ORTEGA, ESTHER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Statistics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Statistics I Statistics II
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
After this course, the student will know how to measure the volatility of a financial asset. Furthermore, he will know how how to use the volatility to construct prediction intervals for the return of an asset taking into account whether the market has a high or low volatility in the moment when the prediction is made. For this purpose, GARCH and Stochastic Volatility models will be studied. The student will also learn how to obtain correlations between financial assets that possibly are time-varying. Measuring these correlations are cruzial for portfolio formation models. The estimation of the correlations will be carried out through the implementation of multivaritate GARCH models. Furthermore, different econometric models will be implemented to test for different financial theories as, for example, testing for market efficiency or for estimating the Value at Risk of a given asset. Transversals: Interpretation of financial data. Using software designed for financial data analysis.
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1 DYNAMIC DATA: PROPERTIES AND LINEAR MODELS 1.1 Properties of dynamic data: dependence and evolution 1.2 The autocorrelation funacion: liear dependence of financial returns 1.3 Differences between the marginal and conditional distributions: Are returns Normal? 1.4 Linear and non-linear models 1.5 ARMA models for conditional means 1.6 Efficiency tests in financial markets Chapter 2 UNIVARIATE GARCH MODELS 2.1 Empiric properties of financial returns: Euribor, IBEX35, ¿/$, ¿/£, ¿/Yuan. The role of observation frequency 2.2 ARCH(1) model: properties 2.3 GARCH(1,1) model: properties 2.4 IGARCH model: Riskmetrics 2.5 Asymmetric response of volatility: EGARCH(1,1) model 2.6 GARCH-M model 2.7 Estimation and forecasting of volatility. Constructing forecast intervals for financial returns 2.8 Computing the value at risk of stocks Chapter 3 MULTIVARIATE GARCH MODELS 3.1 Properties of multivariate financial data 3.2 Multivariate GARCH models: problems 3.3 BEKK model 3.4 CCC model 3.5 Correlations among financial stocks: portfolio management 3.6 Temporal structure of interestrates
Learning activities and methodology
The course will have a presential part in the classroom where the blackboard and audiovisual tools will be used (3 ECTS). Furthermore, the computer rooms will be used for the tutorials where the students will learn how to used the software appropriate to implement alternative models to real data (3 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Gloria González-Rivera. Forecasting for Economics and Business. Prentice Hall. 2013
  • R. Tsay. Analysis of Financial Time Series. Wiley. 2010
  • S.J. Taylor. Modelling Financial Time Series. World Scientific Publishing. 2008

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.