On Forecasting Taiwanese Stock Index Option Prices: The Role of Implied Volatility Index

Jying-Nan Wang, Hung-Chun Liu, Lu-Jui Chen
2017 International Journal of Economics and Finance  
This paper aims to propose four volatility measures: The first is the GARCH model advocated by Bollerslev (1986); the second is the GARCHVIX model which extends the GARCH model by including the volatility index (VIX) as explanatory variable for volatility; the last two are HS20D and HS252D, which represent the historical volatilities generated by traditional rolling window technique with 20- and 252-day historical index returns data, respectively. We examine the price information on VIX to
more » ... ve the predictive performance of GARCH model for valuing TAIEX stock index call options (TXO) over the period from January 2014 to May 2015. Empirical results firstly indicate that both the GARCH and GARCHVIX models consistently perform better than the historical volatility models for forecasting call value of TXO under different moneynesses. Secondly, the GARCHVIX model significantly outperforms the GARCH model for most cases, indicating that the GARCH-based option price forecasts can be effectively improved with the additional information contained in VIX. Finally, the use of GARCHVIX model can greatly reduce model mispricing especially for out-the-money TXO option case. Thus, volatility index is crucial for option traders to efficiently predict TXO option value with GARCH model.
doi:10.5539/ijef.v9n9p133 fatcat:klgpnhhg4nfv7ekr6fgafoihju