An Introduction to High-Frequency Finance

An Introduction to High-Frequency Finance

1st Edition - April 30, 2001

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  • Authors: Ramazan Gençay, Michel Dacorogna, Ulrich Muller, Olivier Pictet, Richard Olsen
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122796715
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080499048

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Liquid markets generate hundreds or thousands of ticks (the minimum change in price a security can have, either up or down) every business day. Data vendors such as Reuters transmit more than 275,000 prices per day for foreign exchange spot rates alone. Thus, high-frequency data can be a fundamental object of study, as traders make decisions by observing high-frequency or tick-by-tick data. Yet most studies published in financial literature deal with low frequency, regularly spaced data. For a variety of reasons, high-frequency data are becoming a way for understanding market microstructure. This book discusses the best mathematical models and tools for dealing with such vast amounts of data.This book provides a framework for the analysis, modeling, and inference of high frequency financial time series. With particular emphasis on foreign exchange markets, as well as currency, interest rate, and bond futures markets, this unified view of high frequency time series methods investigates the price formation process and concludes by reviewing techniques for constructing systematic trading models for financial assets.


Financial analysts and practitioners, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of econometrics, applied economic analysis, economic statistics, and probability and statistics.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction.
    Markets and Data.
    Time Series of Interest.
    Adaptive Data Cleaning.
    Basic Stylized Facts.
    Modeling Seasonal Volatility.
    Realized Volatility Dynamics.
    Volatility Processes.
    Forecasting Risk and Return.
    Correlation and Multivariate Risk.
    Trading Models.
    Toward a Theory of Heterogeneous Markets.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: April 30, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122796715
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080499048

About the Authors

Ramazan Gençay

Ramazan Gençay is a professor in the economics department at Simon Fraser University. His areas of specialization are financial econometrics, nonlinear time series, nonparametric econometrics, and chaotic dynamics. His publications appear in finance, economics, statistics and physics journals. His work has appeared in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Econometrics, and Physics Letters A.

Affiliations and Expertise

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Michel Dacorogna

Affiliations and Expertise

Zurich Re, Switzerland

Ulrich Muller

Affiliations and Expertise

Olsen& Associates, Switzerland

Olivier Pictet

Affiliations and Expertise

Olse & Associates, Zurich, Switzerland

Richard Olsen

Affiliations and Expertise

Olsen & Associates, Zurich, Switzerland

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