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Processes adapted to time changes

I have a question regarding a passage in Chapter X of "Calcul Stochastique et Problèmes de Martingales"J.Jacod(1979). In (10.13) they define an adapted process $X$ to the time change $\tau(t)$ as a ...
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How to interpret this variance

If I have a probability measure defined by $P( \Omega ) = \int_{\Omega} (1-a) \delta(x) + a \delta(x-a^2) dx,$ then I noticed that the variance is given by $a^5(1-a)$. This is somewhat strange, cause ...
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Hermite Polynomials and Brownian motion

I am asked to prove the following : Let $B_t$ be a standard brownian motion. The $n$th Hermite polynomial is $\displaystyle H_n(t,x)=\frac{(−t)^n}{n!} e^{x^2/(2t)} \frac{d^n}{dx^n}e^{-x^2/(2t)}$. ...
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Integral with respect to brownian motion

Let $f$ be a continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and $B_t$ be a standard Brownian motion. Define $X_t=\int_0^t f(s) dB(s).$ a) Show that $X_t$ is Gaussian and computer its covariance $C(X_s, X_t)$ ...
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Equivalent Stopping Times for Brownian Motions

For standard Brownian motion $B$, define stopping time $T_1:=\inf\{t>0: B_t = 3\}$ and $T_2:=\inf\{t>0: B_t = -3\}$ and $T_3 := \min\{T_1, T_2\}$. Can I say that $T_3 = \inf\{t>0, B_t \in ...
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Brownian Motion and Progressive Process

Let $B_t$ be a Brownian motion. Define sign function as follows. $sign(0) = 0$ and $sign(x) = \frac{x}{|x|}, \forall x \neq 0$. I do not know how to show the following two questions, especially on the ...
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Stopping Time and Brownian Motion [closed]

Let $B_t$ be a Brownian motion. Let $a < 0 < b$. Consider $\tau: = \min\{T_a, T_b\}$ where $T_a := \inf\{s \geq 0: B_s \leq a\}$ and $T_b := \inf\{s \geq 0: B_s \geq b\}$, namely, the first ...
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Progressively Measurable for Rigth Continuous Adapted Processes

Any adapted and right continuous process $X_t$ is progressively measurable. For the above statement, I found proof in several books. They all have similar argument as follows. For a given $t > ...
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Variance process of stochastic integral and brownian motion

Let $(W_t)$ be a Brownian motion with respect to a filtration $(\mathcal{F}_t)$. For all $t \geq 0 $ set $$X_t = \int_0^t W_s^2 \mathrm{d} W_s,\qquad Y_t = W_t^7.$$ Find the covariance process ...
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Brownian and Brackets

A continuous martingale with deterministic bracket must be a Brownian motion. Is this statement ture or not, please? If true, how to show it? If not, what is a counter example?
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Why is the canonical filtration of a Brownian motion left-continuous?

Let $\{W_t, t\geq 0\}$ be a Brownian motion, and has a.s. continuous sample paths. Let $\{\mathcal{F}^W_t, t\geq 0\}$ be the canonical filtration, i.e. $\mathcal{F}^W_t=\sigma(W_s, 0\leq s\leq t)$. ...
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Polish spaces and stochastic processes

my professor told me today that stochastic processes taking values in polish spaces are very important, even more important than to study stochastic processes in full generality. Therefore we started ...
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Remove drift from exponential Weiner process

I have the following problem: let $X_t$ solve $$ dX_t = b X_t \, dt + \sigma X_t \, dW_t$$ where $W_t$ is a Weiner process. Find $s(\cdot)$ such that $Y_t = s(X_t)$ is a martingale. We can see by ...
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Stochastic process using Markov chain (thief on the run!!)

I'm given an exercise where we are to simulate a thief escaping from an officer. The thief (let's call him/her T for simplicity) and an officer (O) have four cities to be in. Let's call the cities A, ...
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Two stochastic processes with the same distribution inducing different measures

I am currently reading Strook's $\textit{Probability Theory: An Analytic View}$, and I am confused by the following statement on page 156: "I take for $D(\mathbb{R}^N)$ the measurable structure given ...
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What is the distribution of a Brownian motion evaluated at times defined by Brownian motion?

Let $X_t$ and $Z_t$ be independent, $\mathbb{R}$-valued Brownian motions. For each $t$, the process $X_{|Z_t|}$ defined as $$\omega\mapsto X_{|Z_t(\omega)|}(\omega)$$ is measurable (with respect to ...
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Is exit probability monotonic in drift and diffusion coefficient?

Let $W$ be Brownian motion. Let $b_t$ and $\sigma_t$ be adapted to $\mathcal{F}_t^W$. Consider the SDE $$dx_t=b_tdt+\sigma_tdW_t.$$ Assume that $b$, $\sigma$ are such that $x$ stays non-negative. Fix ...
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Ito formula for integral function

Let $$dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$$ where $W_t$ is a Wiener process. Let $$Z_t = e^{-r(T-t)} \int_{t}^{T}{h(u,S(u))du} = g(t,S)$$ where $h$ is a known function of $t$ and $S$. How can we ...
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Rewriting Diffusion Processes: Combining Independent Wiener Processes

In stochastic calculus, a rule of thumb for computations is $(dW_t)^2 = dt$ for a Wiener process $W_t$. Say we have a diffusion process $dX_t = dW^1_t + X_t dW^2_t$, with $W_t^1, W_t^2$ independent ...
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\otimes notation question

what does this notation mean: $f_t $ is $\mathscr B_t \otimes \mathscr F_t$-measurable for every $t\in[0,T]$ and $\Bbb E \left[ \int_0^T \mid f_t \mid^2 dt \right]$ and what alternatives may be used? ...
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Feynman-Kac representation for a PDE

I have the following PDE: $$ u_t + r x u_x + \frac{\sigma^2 x^2}{2} u_{xx} + h(t,x) u_y - ru =0 $$ $$ u(x,T,y) = y $$ I wanted to check whether the following representation is correct (I used ...
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Random variable stochastic bigger than random variable

I have a exercise, which I don't know how to show. It goes like, X is a continuous random variable with support $(-\infty,\infty)$. Consider the random variable $Y=X+\Delta$, where $\Delta$ is ...
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What is the effect on the eigenvalues of reducing a column of a stochastic matrix.

The following is for any 2 right stochastic matrices $A_x$ & $A_y$ of equal size $n$x$n$ with known eigenvalues $\lambda_{x1}-\lambda_{xn}$ and $\lambda_{y1}-\lambda_{yn}$ respectively. Also given ...
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Problem with understading “mixed” integration

Using standard notation: $$dX_t=b(t,X_t)dt+\sigma(t,X_t)dW_t, \:\:X_0=x \tag{1}$$ Now in my script it is said that if we integrate both sides, we get: $$X_t=x+\int_0^t ...
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Positivity of a stochastic process

I want to simulate the paths of a stochastic process $$ dS_t = r S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$$ Using the Forward Euler method, we can write: $$ S_{n+1} = (1 + r \Delta t_n + \sigma \Delta W_{n}) S_n $$ ...
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Intuition underlying stopped martingales

Let $X$ be a martingale and $T$ a stopping time. Define the stopped martingale $X_{\min\{T,n\}}$. What is the intuition underlying this process? It is quite confusing here. $X$ is random and $T$ is ...
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Expectation of Square of Stopping Time

Let $B_t$ be standard Brownian motion and $a < 0 < b$. Define stopping time $T$ as follows. $$T = \min \{t \geq 0: B_t \in \{a, b\} \}.$$ The expectation of $T$ is $\mathbb ET = |a|b$ and can be ...
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Write down the HJB equation

Suppose that we have to solve the following optimal control problem \begin{align} V(t,x) = \min_{\alpha}\mathbb{E} \left[\int_{0}^{T}L(t,x,\alpha)dt + F(e^{-\beta t}X^{\alpha}_{T})\right] ...
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Specify the distribution of two discrete independent variables

So I'm preparing for a reexamination for an introductory statistics course, last time I had trouble finding a way to specify the distribution of variables/vectors. So my question is, maybe a more ...
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The Lévy-Khintchine formula and integrability conditions of a random measure

I am trying to see the connection between the Lévy-Khintchine and the integrability conditions of a Lévy measure. The literature seems to always connect both, but I cannot make sense of this relation ...
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Applying Ito lemma to multi dimensional semimartingales

Let $X_t=(X^1,\dots,X^d$) be a d-dimensional semimartingale. Then the formula for Ito's lemma I have found in several places, including wikipedia, is: $f(X_T)-f(X_0)=\sum_{i=1}^d\int_0^T ...
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A question about Malliavin calculus

An application of Malliavin calculus is to calculate the sensitivity of financial Greeks. However, as in the theory of Malliavin calculus, to take the derivative of a random variable, we need to ...
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Global optimization

Assume that I want to find the global minimum of a non-linear, non-convex, multidimensional function subject to several restrictions. Could you recommend me any deterministic strategy which can ...
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Stochastic inequality, true?

Consider two stochastic processes $X$ and $Y$ satisfying the following SDEs (with the same drift!): $$X_t = x + \int_0^t b(X_s)ds + B_t$$ $$Y_t = y + \int_0^t b(Y_s)ds + B_t.$$ If $0<x<y$, is ...
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Continuity problem in derivation of general ito integral

This is part of the derivation of the Ito integral. In particular extending the definition to more general functions. I cannot understand why $g(.,\omega)$ is continuous for each $\omega$. $\psi$ ...
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Extensions of the Ito integral

This is an extract from Oksendal's Stochastic Differential Equations (end of chapter 3). I cannot understand why we have taken the intersection, surely the union would have been more appropriate?
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Continuity theorem in Itô integral explanation

What is the continuity theorem used here in the explanation of the Itô integral? I cannot seem to find anything that would be exactly useful in my measure and integration text.
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Expectations of certain Brownian motion equations

$B_t$ is Brownian motion. It is assumed that motion starts at $0$. I do not understand how the highlighted equalities hold true. Is the first one equivalent to ...
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What is the steady state of the objective function in the following equation?

If we assume that $u$ in the time interval $\Delta t$ follows $N(\mu\Delta t, \sigma^2\Delta t)$ in the following equation : $$ R_{t} + max_{u} (\mu - u) \frac{\partial R}{\partial V} + (\sigma^2/2) ...
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Rigorous Book on Stochastic Calculus

I have already taken a couse in Stochastic Calculus. Due to time constraints on many ocassions we had to skip some formalities among the proofs. I'm trying now to fill the gaps left, and I have been ...
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Write the Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equation

Consider the following stochastic optimal control problem. \begin{equation} V(t,x) = \max_{u}\,\, \log \left(\mathbb{E}\left[\int_{0}^{T} u^{2}(t)dt\right]\right) \end{equation} subject to the ...
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Strong solution of stochastic differential equation

Consider the stochastic differenctial equation: $dX_t=\frac34 X_t^2 dt-X_t^{3/2}dW_t$. How to find a strong solution?
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Is there an example that shows that the optional stopping theorem fails for finite (unbounded) stopping times?

Is there a martingale $M=(M_t)_{t\geq 0}$ and finite stopping times $S,T$ with $S \leq T$ a.s. such that $\mathrm{E}(|M_T|)<\infty$, but $M_S \neq \mathrm{E}(M_T|\mathcal{F}_S)$ a.s.? I found a ...
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How to write the Hamilton Jacobi Bellman equation

We consider the following optimal control problem \begin{equation} V(t,x)=\max_{u}\mathbb{E} ( \log [\int_{0}^{T}u^{2}(t)dt + U(X(T))]) \end{equation} subject to the state process \begin{equation} ...
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Most probable path of diffusion process

Suppose we have an Ito diffusion $X_{t}$ on $\mathbb{R}$ given by \begin{align*} dX_{t} = A(X_{t})dt + B(X_{t}) dW_{t} \qquad (1) \end{align*} where $W_{t}$ is a standard Brownian motion. If $B = 1$, ...
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Let Y be a random variable with $0\le Y\le 1.$ [duplicate]

Let Y be a random variable with $$0\le Y\le 1.$$Show that $$var(Y)\le 1/4 $$ and that $$var(Y)= 1/4 $$ if and only if P(0)=1/2=P(1).
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BMO martingale and exponential martingale

Consider the BSDE, $$ Y_{T}-Y_{t}=\sum_{i=1}^{n} \int_{t}^{T} Z_{s}^{i}dB_{s}^{i} - \frac{1}{2}\int_{t}^{T} \left| Z_{s}\right|^{2}ds $$ where $B$ is a standard Brownian motion on a complete ...
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Power spectral density of convolution of stochastic processes

I was wondering what it is the result of convolving two WSS processes in terms of power spectral densities. I know that, the output $Y(t)$ of a generic linear time invariant system with impulse ...
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SDE with no weak solution

I'm facing the followingd d-dimensional SDE: $$dY_t=\sigma(h_t)\,dB_t$$ In addition it holds, that: $h_t\in H$ and $H$ is compact (for example the simplex of $R^n$) the proces $h_t$ is progressivley ...
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Solutions of SDE do not explode when drift term is zero.

Suppose we have $dX_t = \sigma(X_t) dW_t$ where $\sigma : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is Borel and $W_t$ is a standard one-dimensional Brownian motion. I am trying to show that $X_t$ cannot ...