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Christian Brownlees (), Eulalia Nualart () and Yucheng Sun

Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2018, vol. 33, issue 7, 986-1006

Abstract: We introduce LASSO‐type regularization for large‐dimensional realized covariance estimators of log‐prices. The procedure consists of shrinking the off‐diagonal entries of the inverse realized covariance matrix towards zero. This technique produces covariance estimators that are positive definite and with a sparse inverse. We name the estimator realized network, since estimating a sparse inverse realized covariance matrix is equivalent to detecting the partial correlation network structure of the daily log‐prices. The large sample consistency and selection properties of the estimator are established. An application to a panel of US blue chip stocks shows the advantages of the estimator for out‐of‐sample GMV asset allocation.

Date: 2018
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