Mixed-Stable Models: An Application to High-Frequency Financial Data

Entropy (Basel). 2021 Jun 11;23(6):739. doi: 10.3390/e23060739.


The paper extends the study of applying the mixed-stable models to the analysis of large sets of high-frequency financial data. The empirical data under review are the German DAX stock index yearly log-returns series. Mixed-stable models for 29 DAX companies are constructed employing efficient parallel algorithms for the processing of long-term data series. The adequacy of the modeling is verified with the empirical characteristic function goodness-of-fit test. We propose the smart-Δ method for the calculation of the α-stable probability density function. We study the impact of the accuracy of the computation of the probability density function and the accuracy of ML-optimization on the results of the modeling and processing time. The obtained mixed-stable parameter estimates can be used for the construction of the optimal asset portfolio.

Keywords: high-frequency data; mixed-stable models; stock index returns.