In this paper we examine the forecasting performance of five nonlinear GARCH(1,1) models. Four of these have recently been proposed in literature, while the fifth model is a new one. All five models allow for switching persistence of shocks, depending on the value and/or sign of recent returns. We consider the models for weekly data on 5 major stock markets. Our results indicate that all models improve upon the linear GARCH(1,1) model and that our new model sometimes yields favorable forecasting results.

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Erasmus School of Economics

Franses, P. H., Neele, J., & van Dijk, D. (1998). Forecasting volatility with switching persistence GARCH models (No. EI 9819). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from