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Uniqueness of Brownian motion

May be it is a dumb question, but it vexed me a little bit. I understand the construction of the Brownian motion (first use Kolmogorov extension theorem to construct value at dyadic times and then use ...
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Does this random variable have a density?

I have a persistent problem, which I'm almost certain can be answered using elementary probabilistic arguments, but for some reason I've been stuck for some time. Here is the problem. Let $(B_s, s ...
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proving equalities in stochastic calculus

I am struggling with this question: FIRST PART (almost done, but stuck somewhere): Let $Z $~$ N(0,1)$ be a standard normal random variable, and define a function $F$ by the formula \begin{equation} ...
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Accelerated Eigenfunction Expansions of Random Functions

I am interested in eigenfunction expansions of random functions. We know that the autocorrelation of brownian motion, $\{ B_t \}_{t \geq 0}$, is given by $$ E[B_t B_s] = \min\{s,t \}, $$ which can ...
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The probability that a linear Brownian motion will hit a curve

Summary I am trying to estimate the probability that a standard linear Brownian motion will hit some curve. To make things a bit simple, I can assume that the curve is a graph of a function, that is ...
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How to prove Brownian motion is Gaussian Process?

I'm reading Bernt Oksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations" and this is one of the proof that I'm totally lost. This is from Ch2.2, page 12-13 (sixth edition). First, Brownian motion is ...
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Intuition for the optimality of bold play

There is a standard result (I think originally by Dubins and Savage) that if one wants to maximise the probability of winning a certain amount in an unfair game of chance then an optimal strategy is ...
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Using Girsanov theorem to prove density of stopping time

Let $B$ be a standard Brownian motion and for $a>0$ and $b>0$, and set $$\sigma_{a,b} = \inf\{t\,:\, B_t + bt = a\}.$$ There are at least two ways to solve the following problem (the other one ...
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Brownian Motion and stochastic integration on the complete real line

I'm struggling to understand stochastic integration over intervals containing zero, i.e. integrals of the form $\int_{a}^{b} X_s \, d B_s$ where $-\infty \leq a < b \leq \infty$, $(X_t)_{t \in ...
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An exercise from Revuz, Yor; equality in distribution of 2 integrals.

Here is the exercise I have been struggling to solve. It is taken from this book by Revuz and Yor: link. Here is the full text of the problem ( Exercise 3.32, chapter 4). Exercise (3.32). Let $B$ and ...
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2-D exponential functional brownian motion

I'm looking for the distribution of $X = \int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt$ and $Y = \frac{\int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt}{ \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt}$ (where $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion) On most ...
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Running maximum for Geometric Brownian Motion

Can anyone provide the expression and source for the running maximum $M_t$ for geometric Brownian motion $X_t$ as a function of the initial value $X_0$, drift $\mu$ and diffusion $\sigma$? $X_t$ ...
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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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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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Why is the black-scholes model arbitrage free when $\sigma >0$?

I want to show that: if $σ$ is positive then there is no arbitrage in the model, even if $r > µ$. Whilst I have satisfied this for $ r > \mu$, I cannot see why the conditioning on $\sigma>0 $ ...
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Relationship of SDE and Feynman-Kac PDE

I am struggling with this problem: Given a stochastic differential equation $$ dX_t = b(X_t) dt + \sigma (X_t) \,dW_t $$ where $W$ is a Brownian motion and the functions $b$ and $\sigma$ are ...
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Best predictor of Brownian motion

Let $B_t$ be brownian motion at time $ t \geq 0$. Then I want to find the best predictor of $B_8 + 4$ given that there are observations of brownian motion up to time $t = 1$. Approach: Essentially, ...
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the 2D fractional Gaussian noise as derived from the 2D fractional Brownian motion

Let $X_n$ be a 1D discrete fBm. Then, its 1st order difference, $W_n=X_n-X_{n-1}$ is fractional Gaussian noise (fGn). This case is simple. But what happens in 2D? Let $Y(m,n)$ be a 2D fBm, then we ...
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Integration of independent Brownian motions

I am wondering if the following integral of stochastic Brownian motions has an analytical solution? $$ \int_{0}^{t}e^{\nu \tilde{V}_{\tau} - \frac{1}{2}\nu^{2}\tau}d\tilde{W}_{\tau} $$ where ...
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Brownian motion, modifications vs indistinguishablity

In Protters book Stochastic Integration and Differential Equations And in uncountable other sources, they mention the continuous sample paths of the brownian motion. That is: It holds that ...
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Law of iterated logarithms for BM

The law of iterated logarithms for the standard Brownian motion asserts that $(\ast) \limsup\limits_{h \downarrow 0} \frac{B(h)}{\sqrt{2h\log\log(\frac{1}{h})}} = 1$ I'm trying to prove the ...
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Conditional expectation and coupled set of ODEs

How to find a coupled set of ODEs and initial conditions for the deterministic functions $a$ and $b$ such that $$\mathbb{E}\left[e^{-\int_{t}^{T} W^2(u)du} | \mathcal{F(t)}\right] = e^{-a(T-t) - ...
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When is a continuous path stochastic process be representable as diffusion or Ito process?

When can a continuous path (Markovian) stochastic process in one dimension be represented as an Ito or a diffusion process? What are the examples when it can not be?
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Upper bounds on the sum in a Martingale process

My question is related the hitting time of not a random walk, but a more general martingale process. Suppose we start with an arbitrary $x_0=x$ with $0\leq x\leq 1$. We compute $x_{t+1}$ from $x_t$ ...
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infinitesimal generator of reflecting Brownian motion

Suppose $f\in C_0^{\infty}([0,\infty))$ and $f'(0)=0$. I'm having trouble proving that $$\frac{1}{t}E_x[f(|W_t|)-f(x)]\to\frac{1}{2}f''(x)$$ uniformly on $[0,\infty)$ as $t\downarrow0$. Showing the ...
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Show that $O_t$ is a Gaussian Process

Let $B_t$ be a Brownian motion process. Let $$O_t = e^{-\alpha t} \int^t_0 e^{\alpha s} dB_s$$ Find $\mathsf{E}[O_t]$ and show that $O_t$ is a Gaussian process. I think ...
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A question regarding the strong Markov property

In our lecture on Brownian motion & stochastic calculus we proved: If $ X $ is a canonical RCLL process having the strong Markov property and $ \tau $ is a stopping time with $ \tau < + \infty, ...
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Expected time spent in the set

An exercise 2.14 from Bernt Øksendal's "Stochastic Differential Equations": Let $B_t$ be $n$-dimensional Brownian motion and let $K\subset \mathbb R^n$ have zero $n$-dimensional Lebesgue measure. ...
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Quadratic variation of a Brownian motion up to time $T$ converges to $T$ in $L^2$?

In Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-time Models by Steve Shreve, Theorem 3.4.3. Let $W$ be a Brownian motion. Then $[W, W](T) = T$ for all $T > 0$ almost surely. where $[W, ...
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Proving that a local martingale given by a stochastic integral is not a martingale

Let $X_t=\int_0^t e^{W_s^2}dW_s$ for $0\leq t\leq 1$ and show that is not a martingale. I guess the reason is that the expectation is not finite, but I'm not sure how to show it precisely. In fact ...
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Wiener measure on continuous function space

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ be a probability space. I have following problem: Given is the map $W:\Omega\rightarrow C[0,1]$ (it is not given but I think it is implicit a Wiener process). ...
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Absorbed brownian motion is a Markov process

I have been asked to prove that the Brownian motion absorbed at the origin is a Markov process. Formally, let $B_t^x$ be a Brownian motion originating from $x>0$ and let $\tau^x_0 = \inf\{t>0 : ...
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If two Brownian motion starts and end at the same points, can we say something about there difference?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two standard Brownian motions with mean $0$ and variance $1$, both started at zero. If we know that \begin{align} X_n &= Y_n, \end{align} for some $n>0$, can we say ...
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Measurability of the event that Brownian motion hits a given set

Let $W$ be a Brownian motion in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ on a probability space $\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P}\right)$ . Let us assume $\mathcal{F}$ is the sigma-algebra on the path space ...
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Question about zero set of Brownian motion

I was reading the posted to solutions to one of the questions on a probability midterm and couldn't figure out how to justify one of the steps. Let $\{B_t\}_{t\geq 0}$ be a Brownian motion and ...
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Variance of absolute value of brownian motion

Im wondering if anyone has this calculated, I cant seem to find it anywhere online. I am trying to find the variance of absolute value of BM. Here is my attempt: First, $f_{\lvert W_t \rvert} ...
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Stcochastic Integral and Ito Isometry

I am right now studying stochastic integral, and facing the following dilemma! I wjust want to check whether my understanding is right! The stochastic integral is defined by following: $I(t) ...
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Probabilities related to Brownian excursion

I am reading a paper that uses a fact about Brownian excursion which I don't understand. Let $(E_t)$ be a standard Brownian excursion, i.e. $E_t = X_t + i R_t$, where $X$ is a standard real Brownian ...
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Pathwise integral of $W^{-a}$

Denote by $\tau(x) := \inf \{t \ge 0, W_t=x\},$ where $W_t$ is a Wiener process started at $W_0 = w_0 > 0$ and I would like to show that for any $a>1$ it almost surely holds that ...
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Lebesgue Measure of “excursions” of Brownian Motion

I know that the set $S$ where a standard Brownian motion $M:=B[\mathbb{R}]$ attains a strict local minimum is a.s. dense in $\mathbb{R}$. For every point $s \in S$, consider the interval $(s,t)$ such ...
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Sufficient condition of boundedness of diffusion process

I came across the following statement in Sebastian Bossu's book "Advanced Equity Derivatives", page 27. He says that the time-homogeneous diffusion process $dX_t=a(X_t)dt+b(X_t)dW_t$ (coefficients ...
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Distribution of $(\sup_{0\leq s\leq t} W_s -W_t)$

I am interest in the law of the $(\sup_{0\leq s\leq t} W_s -W_t)$ where $W$ is a standard brownian motion. I know that $M_t:=\sup_{0\leq s\leq t} W_s \overset{\mathcal L}{=} |W_t |$ so its density ...
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Intersection of two independent 1-d Brownian motions.

I am interested in the first intersection of two independent 1-d Brownian motions. More precisely, what is the joint distribution of the intersection point and intersection time? Any help is ...
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Strong markov property in two dimensional Brownian motion

I don't understand the following claim from my book: Let $(B_t)$ be a standard Brownian motion. Let $u:\Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function, where $\Omega$ is a domain and $B(x, ...
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Laplace transform of stopping times

I am nearly done with a question: Let $(B_t)$ be a Brownian motion on $\mathbb{R}$. For a fixed $x >0$, let $\tau$ be a stopping time defined by $$ \tau = \inf \{t \geq 0 : B_t \not \in (-x,x) ...
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Conditional expectation involving Brownian Bridge

I have no ideas on this problem: Let $(B_t, 0 \leq t \leq 1)$ be a standard Brownian motion in $1$ dimension. Let $Z^y_t = yt+ (B_t -tB_1)$. We call $\{Z^y_t\}_{0 \leq t \leq 1}$ a Brownian Bridge ...
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Why is the pathwise integral of $\alpha_s$ w.r.t the Lebesgue measure continuous?

My class notes on stochastic calculus say that the if $(\alpha_s(\omega))_{s\in \mathbb{R_+}}$ is progressive then $\int_0^t \alpha_s ds$ is a pathwise continuous process? How does the joint ...
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How to calculate probability of an event in a stochastic setting?

Let $\left(\, B_{t}\,\right)_{t\ \geq\ 0}$ be a Brownian motion. Calculate the probability of the event: $$ E\equiv\left\{\,\exists\ \epsilon > 0 : \forall\ 0 < h < \epsilon, \max_{t\ \in\ ...
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Expectation of Exponential of Stochastic Integral

Let $z$ be the standard Brownian motion, $\omega$ an element of the sample space. Is it true that $$ \mathbf E\bigg[\exp\Big(\int_0^t f(\omega,s)\,\mathrm dz(s)\Big)\bigg] = \mathbf ...
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What is the distribution of the area between a Brownian Bridge and the x-axis?

Lets say that we have a Standard Brownian Bridge ($\sigma=1$) with endpoints $(0,0),(1,0)$ Is there a way to derive the distribution of the area between a sample path of this bridge and the x-axis?? ...