09.12.2020 17:00 Thomas Nagler (Leiden University, NL):
Stationary vine copula models for multivariate time series(using Zoom, see http://go.tum.de/410163 for more details) (Parkring 11, 85748 Garching)

Multivariate time series exhibit two types of dependence: across variables and across time points. Vine copulas are graphical models for the dependence and can conveniently capture both types of dependence in the same model. We derive the maximal class of graph structures that guarantees stationarity under a condition called translation invariance. Translation invariance is not only a necessary condition for stationarity, but also the only condition we can reasonably check in practice. In this sense, the new model class characterizes all practically relevant vine structures for modeling stationary time series. We propose computationally efficient methods for estimation, simulation, prediction, and uncertainty quantification and show their validity by asymptotic results and simulations. The theoretical results allow for misspecified models and, even when specialized to the \emph{iid} case, go beyond what is available in the literature. The new model class is illustrated by an application to forecasting returns of a portolio of 20 stocks, where they show excellent forecast performance. The paper is accompanied by an open source software implementation.