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Continuous-Time Models, Realized Volatilities, and Testable Distributional Implications for Daily Stock Returns

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Continuous-Time Models, Realized Volatilities, and Testable Distributional Implications for Daily Stock Returns. / Andersen, Torben G.; Bollerslev, Tim; Frederiksen, Per Houmann; Nielsen, Morten Ørregaard.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2007.

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Andersen, Torben G. et al. Continuous-Time Models, Realized Volatilities, and Testable Distributional Implications for Daily Stock Returns. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2007., 72 p.

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Andersen, Torben G. ; Bollerslev, Tim ; Frederiksen, Per Houmann ; Nielsen, Morten Ørregaard. / Continuous-Time Models, Realized Volatilities, and Testable Distributional Implications for Daily Stock Returns. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2007.

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