The incremental information in the yield curve about future interest rate risk
Bent Jesper Christensen (),
Mads Markvart Kjær () and
Bezirgen Veliyev ()
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Mads Markvart Kjær: Aarhus University and CREATES, Postal: Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark
Bezirgen Veliyev: Aarhus University and CREATES and the Danish Finance Institute, Postal: Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark
CREATES Research Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University
Using high-frequency intraday futures prices to measure yield volatility at selected maturities, we find that daily yield curves carry incremental information about future interest rate risk at the long end, relative to that contained in the time series of historical volatilities. Some of the information in the yield curves is not captured by standard affine models. At the short end, time series based forecasts outperform yield curve based forecasts. Both provide utility to a risk averse investor in longerterm instruments, not in short, relative to a random walk. Our results point to the existence of an unspanned volatility factor.
Keywords: Term structure models; Volatility; Forecasting; Kalman filtering; Yield curve (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C58 E43 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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