# Questions tagged [autoregressive]

The autoregressive (AR) model is a stochastic process modelling time series, which specifies the value of the series linearly in terms of the previous values.

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### Nonstationary solutions for stationary ARMA equations

By "stationary" I mean "weakly stationary". Consider a "stationary" AR(1) equation: $$X_t=\varphi X_{t-1}+\varepsilon_t,$$ where $t\in\mathbb{Z}$ are discrete time moments, $\varepsilon_t$ a zero-...
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### Computing Standard Errors in EM algorithm

I'm applying the EM to a hidden markov chain (the $\mathbf{Z}=\{Z_1,...,Z_n\}$ variable), with observations(the $\mathbf{Y}=\{Y_0,...,Y_n\}$ variable) dependent not only on the hidden markov chain, ...
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### How to interpret the characteristic roots of moment equation of a AR(2) model?

I am learning the financial time series using the book 'Analysis of financial time series' by Ruey Tsay. In chapter 2, they introduced AR(2) models. The moment equation (which is the function between ...
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### when fitting a regression model to a time-series, can I use lagged values of the time-series itself?

I'm fitting a regression model $y_t$ to a time series $x_t$ (not a dynamic model involving ARMA terms!). I saw that useful predictors to put in my model are $t$, seasonality variables and lagged ...
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### When to use AR and when to use MA model?

When to use an AR model and when to use an MA model to model time-series data. What aspects of data are modelled by the AR process which can't be done by MA and vice-versa?
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### How many lags to use in ADF test?

So I've ran a ADF test on my data multiple times with different lags and all up to a lag of 4 have a p-value below .05. So in this case how many lags do you decide to use? Could this also provide a ...
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### Regressing across multiple different time series using exogenous variables?

To make this situation clear, I'll use a somewhat silly, but conceptually simple example. Imagine I record teams of movers carrying furniture down the block. I measure the furniture's position/speed ...