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Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance by Zsolt Tulassay, Dr. Kata Váradi, Péter Csóka, Michael Puhle, Márton Michaletzky, Gergely Daróczi, Dr. Edina Berlinger, Daniel Havran, Agnes Vidovics-Dancs

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Chapter 1. Time Series Analysis

Time series analysis is concerned with the analysis of data collected over time. Adjacent observations are typically dependent. Time series analysis hence deals with techniques for the analysis of this dependence.

The objective of this chapter is to introduce some common modeling techniques by means of specific applications. We will see how to use R to solve these real-world examples. We begin with some thoughts about how to store and process time series data in R. Afterwards, we deal with linear time series analysis and how it can be used to model and forecast house prices. In the subsequent section, we use the notion of cointegration to improve on the basic minimal variance hedge ratio by taking long-run trends ...

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