Return Distribution and Value at Risk Estimation for Belex15

Dragan Đorić, Emilija Nikolić-Đorić

The aim of this paper is to find distributions that adequately describe returns of the Belgrade Stock Exchange index BELEX15. The sample period covers 1067 trading days from 4 October 2005 to 25 December 2009. The obtained models were considered in estimating Value at Risk ( VaR ) at various confidence levels. Evaluation of VaR model accuracy was based on Kupiec likelihood ratio test.