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Integral of Brownian motion is Gaussian?

Let $(W_t)$ be a standard Brownian motion, so that $W_t \sim N(0,t)$. I'm trying to show that the random variable defined by $Z_t = \int_0^t W_s \ ds$ is a Gaussian random variable, but have not ...
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What's the solution of Stock price based on GBM model?

Stock price has a classic model based on GBM: $$dS = \mu S dt + \sigma S dW$$ based on this call options values could be solve -- Black-Scholes formula. But, what is the solution for the Stock ...
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Showing that Brownian motion is bounded with non-zero probability

How do you show, that for every bound $\epsilon$, there is a non-zero probability that the motion is bounded on a finite interval. i.e. $$\mathbb{P} (\sup_{t\in[0,1]} |B(t)| < \epsilon) > 0$$ I ...
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Joint moments of Brownian motion

My approach to this SE question uses the following joint moments of Brownian motion. For $n=1,2$ they are obvious and well-known, the others are not terribly hard to work out. Is there a reference ...
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Must $n$ independent Wiener processes be simultaneously positive at some time?

Consider $n$ independent one-dimensional Wiener processes $(W_i)_{1\leqslant i\leqslant n}$. Is there with probability $1$ some time $t\in[0,1]$ such that $W_i(t)>0$ for every $1\leqslant ...
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Dominated convergence problems with Wald's identity for the Brownian Motion

In the course of proving Wald's second identity $E(B^2_T)=E(T)$, where $(B_t)_{t\geq0}$ is the Brownian motion and $T$ is a stopping time with $E(T)<\infty$, I got stuck with the following problem. ...
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First hitting time for a brownian motion with a exponential boundary

Let $B_t$ be the standard Brownian Motion. Is the distribution/density of the first hitting time of $B_t$ for an exponential decaying boundary known? Trying to be more formal, if ...
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Sum of 2 Brownian motions

Let's say, that $B_t$, $t\geq0$ is standard Brownian motion (Wiener process). Let's define process $$X_t=B_t+B_{t^2}\text{, }t\geq0$$ I need to find its variance, covariance, find out if it's ...
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What is the intuitive meaning of $K_1, K_2, K_3$ in regards to the conditional density formula derivation in Brownian motion.

In my text, there is a passage that says: "Suppose we require the conditional distribution of $X(s)$ given that $X(t) = B$, where $s < t$. The conditional density is: $$ \begin{align*} f_{s\mid ...
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Definition of the Brownian motion

The way I understood the definition of a Brownian motion $B_t$ in $\mathbb R$ is that it consists of two parts: We first define the finite-dimensional distributions $$ ...
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The Laplace transform of the first hitting time of Brownian motion

Let $B_t$ be the standard Brownian motion process, $a > 0$, and let $H_a = \inf \{ t : B_t > a \}$ be a stopping time. I want to show that the Laplace transform of $H_a$ is ...
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Quadratic variation of Brownian motion and almost-sure convergence

Say that $W(t)$ is a Brownian motion. The quadratic variation $[W,W](t)$ is defined in terms of a partition $\Pi = \{0 = t_0 < t_1 < \cdots < t_n = t\}$ by $$ \begin{split} [W,W](t) &= ...
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$\int_0^tB_s^2\ dB_s$ - Gaussian Process and independent increments?

For $(B_t)_{t\ge0}$ a standard Brownian motion (Wiener process) define the stochastic process $X_t:=\int_0^tB_s^2\ dB_s$. I am currently trying to assess if $(X_t)_{t\ge0}$ is a Gaussian process and ...
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A planar Brownian motion has area zero

I'm looking for proofs of Paul Lévy's theorem that a planar Brownian motion has Lebesgue measure $0$. I know of only two proofs: one is in Lévy's original paper (Théorème 12, p. 532) and the other is ...
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Distribution of Brownian motion

How would I go about finding the distribution of $B(u) + B(u+v)$ where $u+v > u$? I know that both $B(u)$ and $B(u+v)$ are normal random variables. The sum of two normal random variables is also ...
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Sobolev meets Wiener

Even though the Wiener process (Brownian motion) is continuous, it has no derivative at any point. Does it at least have weak derivatives?
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Using a laplace type expansion to get bounds on an integral arising in the study of Brownian motion

Let $ 0 < r < 1$, fix $x > 1$ and consider the integral $$ I_{r}(x) = \int_{1}^{\infty} \exp\left( - \frac{x^2}{2y^{2r}} - \frac{y^2}{2}\right) \frac{dy}{y^r}.$$ In the investigation of ...
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Brownian hitting time of a _very_ simple linear boundary

I realize that general results on the hitting times of a curve are practically nonexistant, but I am hoping that someone can string together a sequence of tricks to tell me what $$ \Pr\left( ...
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Wiener Process $dB^2=dt$

Why is $dB^2=dt$? Every online source I've come across lists this as an exercise or just states it, but why isn't this ever explicitly proved? I know that $dB=\sqrt{dt}Z$, but I don't know what ...
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Is the graph of a Brownian motion over an interval measurable?

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}_1 := \{1, 2, \dots\}$ and let $B:\Omega \times [0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ be a standard, $n$-dimensional Brownian motion over the probability space $(\Omega, ...
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How to show that $X_t = \frac{1}{\left| B_t -x\right|}\mathbb{1}_{\left\{ B_t \neq x\right\}}$ (“inverse brownian”) is a martingale?

Consider $$X_t = \frac{1}{\left| B_t -x\right|}\mathbb{1}_{\left\{ B_t \neq x\right\}}$$ where $ \left(B_{t }\right)_{t \geq 0}$ is a $ \mathcal F_t$- brownian motion in $\mathbb R ^3$, null at ...
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$4^{Brownian(t)}$ martingale proof

Let $B(t)$ a Brownian motion. I like to prove that $4^{B(t)}$ = martingale I rewrote the expression into an exponential form (like $\exp(\ln(4) B)$), but then I don't know how to proceed.
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Show that this semimartingale is a local martingale

Let $B_t$ be a standard Wiener motion, $I_t=\int_0^t|B_s|^2\!\text{ds}\ $and $S_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$. Let also $F:\mathbb{R}^2_+\times\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}_+\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ a ...
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Ito's Lemma and Brownian Motion

Show by using Ito's Lemma, for $k \geq 2$ the following result hold. $$E[W(t)^k] = \frac{1}{2} k(k-1)\int_0^t E[W(s)^{k-2}]ds$$ where $W(t) = N(0,t)$ is standard Brownian motion. I think ...
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Time scaling of Brownian motion

Let $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion and $A_t$ be an increasing continuous process adapted to the filtration generated by the Brownian Motion and $A_0 = 0$. I am trying to prove ...
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beginner's question about Brownian motion

I have just started learning about stochastic processes and I am confused with the notion of Brownian motion. The text defines (linear) Brownian motion under measure $\mathbb{P}$ as $B=(B_t; t\geq 0)$ ...
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Expectation value of a product of an Ito integral and a function of a Brownian motion

this problem has come up in my research and is confusing me immensely, any light you can shed would be deeply appreciated. Let $B(t)$ denote a standard Brownian motion (Wiener process), such that the ...
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Is the condition “sample paths are continuous” an appropriate part of the “characterization” of the Wiener process?

Wikipedia has separate articles on "Brownian motion" and "Wiener process" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownian_motion and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_process ). I am not an expert, but that ...
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Applying Ergodic Theorem on fractional Brownian motion

For a fractional Brownian motion $B_H$ consider the sequence for $p>0$ $$Y_{n,p}={1\over n}\sum\limits_{i=1}^n \left|B_H(i)-B_H(i-1)\right|^p.$$ By the Ergodic Theorem it is ...
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Partial Derivative of an Integral

If $f(t)$ is a deterministic function of $t$ and $B_{n}$ is a brownian motion and: $Z =\int^t_0 f(s)dB(s)$ How does one take the partial derivatives wrt to $t$ and $B_n$ on an integral like this? I ...
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Brownian Bridge as a Gaussian Process

Let $B=\{B_t:t\geq 0\}$ be a standard Brownian motion. Define the Brownian brige $X=\{X_t:t\geq0\}$ as $$ X_t=B_t-tB_1\quad t\in[0,1] $$ Show that $X$ is (i) Gaussian and find its (ii) mean and (iii) ...
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differentiability of brownian motion

for a fixed $t \in [0, \infty)$, I have to show that $ \mathbb{P} (D^+W_t = + \infty$ and $D_+W_t = -\infty )$, where $D^+$ (and $D_+$) denotes the upper right-hand derivative (and respectively the ...
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Relation between $\text{d}M_t$ and $\text{d}B_t$ when $M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$

Let $B_t$ be a standard Wiener motion. What can we say about $\text{d}M_t$ and $\text{d}B_t$ when $M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$? Is there a relation?
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Expectation regarding Brownian Motion

This is a formula regarding getting expectation under the topic of Brownian Motion. \begin{align} E[W(s)W(t)] &= E[W(s)(W(t) - W(s)) + W(s)^2] \\ &= E[W (s)]E[W (t) - W (s)] + E[W(s)^2] \\ ...
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Expectation of exponential martingale and indicator function.

Let $W$ be a Wiener process, $r,\sigma \in \mathbb{R}_+$ and $S(T) = S(t)e^{(r-\frac12 \sigma^2)(T-t) + \sigma(W(T)-W(t))}$. I want to evaluate $$A:=E[e^{- \frac12 \sigma^2 (T-t) - ...
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Conditional expectation with three random variables

We have $N_1, N_2, N_3$ normally distributed random variables with $µ_i =E[N_i]$, $σ_{ij}=Cov(N_i,N_j)$. We also have $\tilde{µ}_i=E[N_i|N_2 = x] $, $\tilde{σ}_{ij}=Cov(N_i,N_j|N_2 = x)$ and $v^2 ...
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Let $W$ be a Wiener process and $X(t):=W^{2}(t)$ for $t\geq 0.$ Calculate $\operatorname{Cov}(X(s), X(t))$.

Let $W$ be a Wiener process. If $X(t):=W^2(t)$ for $t\geq 0$, calculate $\operatorname{Cov}(X(s),X(t))$
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Local Maximum of Brownian motion.

Given two positive rational number $a,b$. How to show that almost surely Brownian motion attains a local maximum at some time in $(a,b)$?
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Brownian motion question

Let $B(t)$ denote the standard Brownian motion and let $X(t)$ denote a Brownian motion with $X(0)=0$, drift $0$ and variance $9$. Find the distribution of $aB(s)+bB(t)$, where $a,b,s,t$ are real ...
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Show that a process is no semimartingale

_Hello everyone! I got a little question about how to show that the process $X_t:=|B_t|^{\frac{1}{3}}$ is NOT a semimartingale. So far I tried to apply Ito. Since if $X_t$ was a semimartingale so is ...
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Probability Brownian Motion - dependence

Does anyone know how to calculate $P(Z(3)>Z(2), Z(2)>0)$ if $Z(3)$ and $Z(2)$ are on the same sample path, i.e. not independent? I found a solution for the case $P(Z(2)<0, Z(1)<0)$ in ...
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Is filtration necessary for continuous random variables?

Define $(\mathscr{F}_t)_{t\geq 0}$ being the natural filtration induced by the Brownian motion $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$. That is $$\mathscr{F}_t=\sigma(B_s\mid 0\leq s\leq t), \forall t\geq 0,$$ i.e. ...
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Brownian motion and adapted

I'm reading Bernt Oksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations" and "adapted" is one of the concept that I could not understand. First, "adapted" is defines at Ch3.1, page 25 (sixth edition): ...
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Independent increments of $X_t:=\int_0^t\phi(s) dW_s$

Motivated through the following question Can we prove directly that $M_t$ is a martingale, I want to ask this in a separate question. Suppose we have a deterministic function $\phi$ which belongs to ...