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Identify the stationary time series

Identify the stationary time series for which $$ \gamma(h) =(-1)^{|h|}+\cos \left(\frac{\pi}{4}h\right)$$ is ACVF. This is a homework problem. Stuck at first level. Please give some hints. Thanks in ...
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How to stationarize profit and loss data with an increasing variance and large negative values for time series analysis?

PnL can take large negative values, and its variance increases over time as the firm grows. If we do differencing, an increasing variance remains. If we take log, negative values cannot be defined. ...
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Can I difference after fitting a time series regression model?

Suppose that I have a time series that exhibits a notable trend, and I want to test a hypothesis that a second variable is related to that trend. I fit a linear regression model with that second ...
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How to compare time series with cyclical data, and describe any changes or trends

I have a bunch of time series where the data has a natural (known) cycle, for example daily or annual (or both). Here is an example (this is 6 years worth of temperature data sampled hourly): ...
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Difference between series with drift and series with trend

A series with drift can be modeled as $y_t = c + \phi y_{t-1} + \epsilon_t$ where $c$ is the drift(constant), and $\phi=1$ A series with trend can be modeled as $y_t = c + \delta t + \phi y_{t-1} + ...
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Transforming time series of different time horizon to stationary

I have a list of monthly time series data with different time periods and different order of integration. I want to transform them all to stationary and a same time period. I noticed that the order ...
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what if I know my time series are cointegrated over a long period but not over a short period?

I am regressing time series on time series. I have tested for cointegration on the entire time sample (3 years) and the series are cointegrated. I need to make a rolling window of regressions (to ...
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How can I show that a random walk is not covariance stationary?

How can I show that a random walk ($y$ follows a random walk) is not covariance stationary? I tried to work on the formula below (with no results) Could you give me just a hint on how to proceed ...
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Time Series: Seasonality and trend

I am interested in financial time series and I have a small question regarding the use of the forecast package. The time series I am interested in is a monthly one and present clear evidences of ...
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What does it mean to build a so-called mean equation?

A series is denoted by Xt. How do we build a time-series model for Xt that is the "mean equation" of Xt? Is this another way of asking to build a stationary time-series?
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condition for a ARMA process to be wide-sense stationary

For a ARMA process, some (e.g. in Tsay's Financial Time Series) said: it is wide-sense stationary, iff all the roots of its AR characteristic polynomial are greater than 1 in magnitude. This is ...
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When an ARMAX model is stationary? Why stationarity or invertibility is needed?

Let $y_t$ a stochastic process and $\tau_t$ presents the time duration between the $t$ and $t-1$ event.The ARMA(p,q,r) with exogenous variables is defined as: $$ y_t = \varepsilon_t + ...
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How to test for wide-sense stationarity with only one sample path of the process?

I have a univariate time series consisting of 70,000 observations (power consumption of a building) over equal time increments (15 minutes). How do I check whether this realization is wide-sense ...
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Time series and stationnarity tests

I perform some time series fitting with the help of the forecast and urca packages. I have a question regarding the correspondance between results coming from statistical test such as KPSS, ADF or ...
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How to tell stationarity from a sample path?

Given a sample path, we can roughly tell whether the mean changes over the time, and, when it doesn't, whether the deviation from mean changes over the time. (Correct me if I am wrong.) But that is ...
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Can nonstationarity be told from the autocorrelation function?

Here "stationarity" means the first and second moments don't change over time. From a page of Time Series: Theory and Methods, by Peter J. Brockwell, Richard A. Davis In this chapter we shall ...
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How to simulate only stationary AR(1) with φ = 0.9?

I am interesting in simulating AR(1) processes with 0.9 parameter and n = 10. The itterations should be 10000. When I was trying to run the program it gave me an error in the estimation procedure. ...
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What are the stationarity requirements of using regression with ARIMA errors for inference?

What are the stationarity requirements of using regression with ARIMA errors (dynamic regression) for inference? Specifically, I have a non-stationary continuous outcome variable $y$, a ...
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Estimator of autocovariance in a wide-sense stationary process

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergodic_process One can discuss the ergodicity of various properties of a stochastic process. For example, a wide-sense stationary process $x(t)$ has ...
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A question on transfer modeling for the intervention analysis of time series data

When reading the section of intervention analysis of time series, I have one question regarding the following descriptions. The following graph defines several response patterns for step function ...
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Pros and Cons: Methods for Detrending Time Series Data

My memory is fuzzy on the advantages and disadvantages of various methods for detrending time-series data. I'm looking for a succinct summary of why and when one should or should not use the ...
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Implementing Neural Network for time series

I am currently working on neural networks for time series forecasting, my doubt is do we need to account for issues like trend,non stationarity and seasonality while using neural networks as opposed ...
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How can I check if two numbers are equal (with some allowed error)?

I have a lot (about 10000 or more) measurement results. I measured the performance of different algorithms (it doesnt really matter which algorithms for now on). I want to check if my measurement ...
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Which one of these looks stationary?

Step 1. To answer "Final Question" ( linked: "THE FINAL QUESTION : Order of differencing, to achieve stationary and interpretation of arima() , acf, pacf?") Expecting to find correct order of ...
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Weak stationarity and ARMA-ARCH/GARCH models?

I am slightly irritated about weak stationarity in connection to ARCH/GARCH models. I do not know the answer and I am not sure about it: The basic question is: Do we have to test weak ...
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What is the real meaning of null hypothesis in unit-root test for a AR(p) process?

There are functions in R (e.g., PP.test and adf.test) which have null hypothesis of unit-root in the process ($H_0$: there is a ...
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Unit root tests: how to decide if to include a trend and/or a constant

Applying a test to univariate time series data for checking if the series has a unit root or not, one is faced with a decision if one would like to test if the series is stationary around a constant ...
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Non-Stationary Time Series Forecasting

Suppose I have a non-stationary limited data. Do I have to make it stationary before making forecasts? Can I use exponential smoothing, moving averages or even Holt Winters methods without making my ...
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Handling stationarity issues in proc ucm/state space time series models

Hope I'm able to find someone who can answer this question. The previous one didn't get answered! Proc ucm is the SAS implementation (using state space concepts) to isolate the unobserved trend, ...
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$R^2$ from a regression of two trend-stationary processes, $Y_t$ and $X_t$

In Estimation and Inference in Econometrics, by Davidson and MacKinnon, p.671, they claim that $R^2$ from a regression of $Y_t$ on $X_t$, where both time series are trend stationary, tends to 1 as $n$ ...
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Stationarity of $\nabla x_{t}$

How should I prove that for a given series $x_{t}=\frac{3}{2}x_{t-1}-\frac{1}{2}x_{t-2}+w_{t}$ that is non-stationary, $y_{t}=\nabla x_{t}$ is stationary? I attempted to get an equation based on the ...
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Explaining augmented Dickey-Fuller regression output

I have monthly returns data going back to 1991 and I'm trying to work out if the data has a tendency to mean revert over time. In order to work this out I've used the Augmented Dickey Fuller test on ...
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Downsampling stationary time series data, effect on variance

Suppose I have stationary time series data, like this: The time series has Gaussian noise around a true mean. If I then take windows of N samples across the series and average them to generate a ...
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How to determine correlation between stationary and non-stationary time series

I have three time series of economic data based on quarterly observations; A, B and C, and I would like to ascertain the correlation (or not) between A and C as well as the correlation between B and ...
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Why is “stationarity” assumed in time series data?

A stochastic process is composed of a sequence of random variables ordered by time, and a time series is just a realization of such a process. The book that I'm reading says: "if we assume ...
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Time series: one I(1) and one I(0) variable, should I use VAR/VEC, test for cointegration?

Like the title says, I've got two time series, one is stationary to begin with and thus has no unit root, the other time serie is stationary after one-time differencing. I want to create a model out ...
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Fitting GEV to non-stationary time series of extremes (general stationarity question?)

I'm fitting the generalized extreme value distribution (GEV) to a series of annual maxima of variable $X$. $X$ exhibits a linear trend. When I fit the GEV to $X$, I think I have the choice to Use ...
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KPSS test - output interpretation in stata

I did KPSS test for some variables in stata to check for stationarity; I want to interpret the the stata outputs, but I don't know how to do that. For instance, in the following case: ...
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Confusion with Augmented Dickey Fuller test

I am working on the data set electricity available in R package tsa. My aim is to find out if an ...
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'Stationarity requirement' why?

I am working on measuring variability of geotechnical data. I see in the literature it is mentioned that, non-stationary data should be first converted into stationary data (for example by trend ...
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How to model a Time Series which has different nonstationary segments by ARIMA?

I had a monthly river temperature (408 values, separated 360 for modeling). Then I deseasonalized and transformed it to a normal time series by a plotting position technique. Now I need to fit an ARMA ...
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Help with understanding stationarity

I'm new in time series and the concept of stationarity has been bugging me for a while :( I know the definition of stationarity but it is not 100% clear for me why for example we have to difference ...
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Trying to fit a model after detrending

I have data for Hydrogen Sulfide Series, see here http://www.wikiupload.com/Y4WAZJ4Z0IMTK7V I applied a Box-Cox Transformation with $\lambda =1/3$ to try to stabilize the data. I plotted a few sample ...
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What are the assumptions for checking the stationarity of a time series?

I am checking stationarity or non-stationarity of a time series with R and I am using adf.test and kpss.test in ...
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Stationary time-series and N-order stationarity

Suppose I have a stationary time series, does this imply that the series is also N-order stationary?
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Unit root test confusion

For my time-series regression, I am regressing the difference in variable x on a difference in variable y. Before proceeding, I want to check for stationarity of my variables. Regressing d.x ...
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Treating non-stationarity of time series in seasonal adjusted data with R

I'm currently trying to use a variable x (and others) to explain a dependent variable y in a distributed lag model (with the long term goal of predicting variable y). The plot of variable x shows an ...
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Conceptual distinction between heteroscedasticity and non-stationarity

I'm having trouble distinguishing between the concepts of scedasticity and stationarity. As I understand them, heteroscedasticity is differing variabilities in sub-populations and non-stationarity is ...
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Time-series stationarity

If I difference a time series and take out trend and seasonality ... does it mean we are left with only irregularity on which we plot the acf and pacf to arrive at the MA and AR order? Do 1st ...
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What's a stationary VAR?

What is a stationary VAR (vector autoregression)? Can a VAR with non-stationary variables be stationary? How do you test whether a VAR is stationary or non-stationary? (Example in ...