Questions about stochastic analysis or stochastic calculus, for example the Ito integral. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_calculus

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How many types of martingale related stochastic processes are there?

Previously I had thought that the only concepts in this direction were martingales, submartingales, and supermartingales. However, at least when discussing quadratic variation and stochastic ...
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Can we apply an Itō formula to the solution of a SPDE?

Let $V\subset H\subset V^\ast$ be a Gelfand triple $(\Omega,\mathcal A,\operatorname P)$ be a probability space and $(\mathcal F_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a filtration of $\mathcal A$ $(W_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a ...
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Rephrase a multiparameter SDE indexed by time and space as an infinite dimensional SDE indexed by time

Let $\mathcal V_t\subseteq\mathbb R^3$ be the bounded space occupied by a closed particle system at $t\ge 0$ and $$[0,\infty)\ni t\mapsto X_t\in\mathcal V_t\tag 1$$ be the movement of a fixed particle ...
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Stopped process of maximum stopping times

Suppose $X$ is an adapted process and $\tau_1, \ldots , \tau_k$ are stopping times such that $X^{\tau_1}, \ldots , X^{\tau_k}$ are all martingales. I want to show that then $X^{\tau_1 \vee \ldots \vee ...
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Prove Wald's identities for Brownian motion using stochastic integrals

The question is as follows: Let $W$ be Brownian motion and $T$ a stopping time with $\mathbb{E} T < ∞$. Show (use stochastic integrals) that $\mathbb{E}W_T = 0$ and $\mathbb{E} W^2_T = \mathbb{E} ...
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Martingale w.r.t. the filtration $\{\mathcal{F}_{t \wedge \tau}\}$

I want to show that any martingale w.r.t. the filtration $\{\mathcal{F}_{t \wedge \tau}\}$ is also a martingale w.r.t. the filtration $\{\mathcal{F}_{t}\}$. So, suppose $(X_n)_{n \geq 0}$ is a ...
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Ito Formula for increments of Ito Processes

Let $X_{t}=X_{0}+\int_{0}^{t}a_{s}ds+\int_{0}^{t}\sigma_{s}dW_{s}$, $W_{t}$ is a standard BM. How can I apply Ito formula to $(X_{t}-X_{s})^{2}$? Should I use a multidimensional version?
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Definition/Construction of Wiener Measure

I want to make sure I understand this rigorously: Assume we already know that Brownian motion $B_t$ on $[0,\infty)$ exists/how to construct it. Every $\sigma$-field considered is implicitly assumed ...
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Compound Process and its compensator

I have always implicitly thought that for a counting process $N_t$, defining the compound process $$\sum_{i=1}^{N_t} X_i,$$ where $X_i$ are i.i.d, was pretty much equivalent to constructing a ...
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Correlation and covariance matrices

I have a sample cross correlation defined as, $\hat R^N_{eu}(\tau)=\frac{1}{N}\sum_{t=1}^{N-\tau}e(t+\tau)u(t)$ where $e(t), u(t)$ are independent, then I can use the central limit theorem to show ...
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Good book that contains stochastic integeration, martingales and Lévy-processes?

Does anyone know about any good and easy interoductory books which contins information about martingales, sotchastic integration and Lévy-processes? I have tried reading: ...
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Two ways of understanding $\sigma\{Y_t, 0\leq t \leq T\}$

Given a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ and a stochastic process $Y_t$ with continuous path, are there two ways of understanding $$ \sigma\{Y_s, 0\leq s \leq t\}?$$ First is looking at ...
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Conditional expectation on Function space

This question is from a notation in section 13.4 of the book "Linear and Nonlinear Filtering for Scientists and Engineers" By N U Ahmed In this section, the author is deriving the Zakai ...
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What is meant by local time of BM on the boundary $\partial D$?

I'm familiar with local time $L_t^a$ at level $a$ for a 1-D Brownian motion $B$. I'm reading this paper which talks about a 2D Brownian motion $B$ in a bounded domain $D$ that gets reflected when it ...
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Indicator function minus probability on an event is a martingale

Define \begin{align} \epsilon_j = \mathbb{1}_{A_j} - \mathbb{P}(A_j) = \begin{cases} 1- \mathbb{P}(A_j) \qquad &\text{if } \omega \in A_j\\ - \mathbb{P}(A_j) \qquad &\text{otherwise }, ...
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Hitting times for Brownian Motion (2)

In this post there is shown that for a standard Brownian motion $\mathbb{E}[\tau^p]<\infty$ for all $p \geq 1$, where \begin{align} \tau = \inf\{t \geq 0 : B_t = \alpha \ \ \text{or}\ \ ...
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Show the existence of a right-continuous modification

Suppose ($X_t$)$_{t \geq 0}$ is a stochastic process with independent increments and the function $t \rightarrow \mathbb{E}X_t$ is continuous. Prove that $(X_t)$ has a right-continuous modification. ...
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How to prove convergence of process and stopping time

We consider the random function $X^n=(X^n_t)_{t\geq 0}$ with values in the Skorokhod space $\mathcal{D}$ of càdlàg paths, and suppose that it weakly converges (i.e in distribution) to ...
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definition of stochastic process on countable space

I found the following definition of stochastic process: A stochastic process on a countable state space V is a sequence of random variables $(S_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ taking values in V and defined on ...
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Measurability From countable to Uncountable sequences family of functions

I am studying Protter Stochastic Integration and Differential Equations. In a theorem on hitting times Protter has the following theorem. Let $X$ be an adapted cadlag stochastic process, and ...
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Geometric Brownian motion with random drift and diffusion

One of my finance professors claims that the following is a meaningful SDE. $$dX_t = \delta_t\mu X_tdt + \delta_t\sigma X_tdW_t$$ Here $W$ is BM and $\mu$ and $\sigma$ are positive real constants. ...
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Is a compact set on a Polish space closed?

Proposition: If an exponentially tight familiy $P_\epsilon$ satisfies the LDP (large deviation principle) lower bound for open sets for a rate function I, then I is a good rate function. The proof ...
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Why is the Covariance operator continuous?

Claim: Covariance operator $C_\mu : B^*\to B^{**}$ is continuous. $B$ is a Banach space and $B^*$ its dual space. For clarification the original def. of the covariance operator is: $C_\mu: ...
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Geometrical Brownian motion Passage time

Recently I have been self-studying stochastic analysis. One of the exercises was to calculate the probabilty of Brownian motion reaching certain level before time T given that W(t)=x. This wasn't that ...
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what's the relation between characteristics of $(X_1,X_2)$ and characteristics of $X_1$ and $X_2$

I am not clear how to write down of the characteristics of two-dimensional Levy process $(X_1,X_2)$ when the characteristics of $X_1$ and $X_2$ are known. More precisely, let's say $$ X_k(t) = ...
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Clarification on Stochastic Exponential

Consider a $d$-dimensional Brownian motion $B=\left(B_1,...,B_d\right)$ whose components are independent and let $A$ be a $d\times d$ squared matrix such that $\sum_{i=1}^dA_{ii}^2=1$. Define the ...
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Intuition behind a market uncertainty represented by a filtered complete probability space?

What is the intuition behind a market uncertainty represented by a filtered complete probability space $(\Omega, F, P, {F_t})$, on which an m-dimensional standard Brownian Motion $W(t) = (W_1 (t), W_2 ...
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Change of variable in $\varphi(s) = t$, effect in $\mathbb{d} W_t$

I'm a little confused here. If I have the stochastic integral $$ \int_0^T f(t)\,\mathbb{d} W_t $$ and perform the change of variables $t = \varphi(s)$, how will $\mathbb{d} W_t$ transform (where the ...
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Is knowledge of PDE useful for SDE?

I am a stochastic analysis student and am particularly interested in stochastic differential equations. What always struck me as odd is how little PDE (or even ODE for that matter) seems to have ...
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Solution for SDE: $dF_t= \beta_t\left(F_t - \alpha\right)dW_t$

I am trying to derive the solution for the following stochastic differential equation, but I must be doing something wrong in my calculations because I can't arrive to the correct solution. The SDE ...
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Showing the Haar wavelet is a complete and orthonormal sequence within $L_2[0,1]$

I define the mother Haar wavelet to be: \begin{align} \phi(t) = \begin{cases} 1 &\mbox{if } 0 \leq t < 1/2 \\ -1 & \mbox{if } 1/2 \leq t \leq 1 \\ 0 &\mbox{otherwise}. ...
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Variance of Brownian Integral when the end point is specified

Consider the Brownian $W_u$. Suppose you are only considering realizations of this brownian that verify both $W_0=0$ and, for a specific (given) $t$, $W_t=a$. Under these specific conditions, what is ...
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Decouple system of Ito SDEs

Consider $\begin{split} \newcommand{\d}{\mathrm d} \d x &= -yx \d t + x^2 \d B\\ \d y &= -2 y^2 \d t + 2xy \d B. \end{split}$ This is a system of two SDEs driven by the same standard ...
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Conserved quantity for system of Stochastic Differential Equations

I'm considering the set of SDEs (in the sense of Ito) $\begin{align*} \mathrm d x &= -yx \mathrm d t+ x^2 \mathrm d B_t \\ \mathrm d y &= -y^2 \mathrm d t + xy \mathrm d B_t\end{align*}$ ...
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Proof that $\mathbb{d}\,\mathbb{E}(f(X_t)) =\mathbb{E}(\mathbb{d}f(X_t))$

I've read in a paper that, if $f$ is continuous, then $$ \mathbb{d}\,\mathbb{E}(f(X_t)) =\mathbb{E}(\mathbb{d}f(X_t)) $$ where $X_t$ is a stochastic process and $\mathbb{d}$ is a differentiation, ...
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The limit of the ratio of two stochastic integrals

I am just wondering how to calculate the limit of stochastic integrals. Here is one example: $$ \lim\limits_{N \rightarrow \infty}\dfrac{\int_{0}^{N}B(s)dB(s)}{\int_{0}^{N}B^2(s)ds}$$ where $B(s)$ is ...
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Do general additive-noise SDEs on $\mathbb{R}^d$ have finite, strictly positive, transition probability densities?

Let $b \colon \mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}^d$ be a bounded measurable function. Let $\{P_t(x,A): t \geq 0, x \in \mathbb{R}^d, A \in \mathcal{B}(\mathbb{R}^d)\}$ denote the family of transition ...
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Multiplication of two stochastic integrals

I was wondering if someone can help me with the concept of stochastic integral multiplication. Consider multiplication of two stochastic integrals $$(\int^T_0f(u)dW_u)(\int^T_0g(s)dW_s)$$ where $W_u$ ...
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Construction of Ito Integral: Doubt from Oksendal, Chapter $3$, Page-$27$

In the book "Stochastic Differential Equations" by Oksendal, at the page $27$, in the last few lines he has written Define $g_{n}(t,\omega) := \int_{0}^{t}\psi_{n}(s-t)h(s,\omega)ds$. Then, ...
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Construction of Ito Integral: doubts from Kuo

In the book "Introduction to Stochastic Integration" by Kuo, at page $46$, he has written: $\int_{a}^{b} E(|f(t)-g_{n}(t)|^{2})dt \\ \leq \int_{a}^{b} \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-\tau ...
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Exponential stability in mean SDE

we consider the stochastic differential equations: for $s\leq t$ \begin{equation} dX_{t}=f(X_{s})dB_{s} \end{equation} where $f:R\rightarrow R$ and $B$ is a one-dimensional Brownian motion. I want ...
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Prove of the existence of a cylindrical Brownian motion

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal A,\operatorname P)$ be a probability space $(\mathcal F_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a filtration of $\mathcal A$ $(U,\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle)$ be a separable Hilbert space $Q$ be ...
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Representation formula for a Hilbert space valued Brownian motion. Prove independence of the real-valued Brownian motions in the expansion.

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal A,\operatorname P)$ be a probability space $(\mathcal F_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a filtration of $\mathcal A$ $(U,\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle)$ be a separable Hilbert space $Q$ be ...
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Stochastic Integration with respect to Cauchy Process?

I'm interested in a one-dimensional stochastic process: $$dX_t = f(X_t)dt + g(X_t) dZ_t$$ where $Z_t$ is a Cauchy process and $f,g$ are nice polynomials (I'm looking at an ODE that gets perturbed by ...
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Proving linear operators are Markov Generators

I am trying to do the following question from Liggett. Let $A$ be a linear operator defined on the space of continuous functions $C(E)$ for a compact set $E$. Define $A$ by $A=T-I$ where $T$ is a ...
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For a stopping time $T$, prove that $X^T_t = \mathbb{E}\left[X_T\mid \mathcal{F}_t\right]$

We have a sigma-algebra $\mathcal{F}=\mathcal{F}_{\infty}$, a stopping time $T$ and an integrable random variable $X$ and define a martingale by $X_t = \mathbb{E}[X \mid \mathcal{F}_t], ...
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$T$ stopping time, does $\mathcal{F}_T \subseteq \mathcal{F}_\infty$?

I am confused about the definition of $\mathcal{F}_T$, where $T$ is a stopping time. From three different books we find two different definitions: (Karatzas and Shreve; Protter) Events $A \in ...
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A computation using the Ito integral

I was assigned this exercise by my Stochastic Analysis Professor. Exercise. Let $B$ be a one-dimensional Brownian Motion, and consider the following processes: $X_t=\int_0^tB_sds\quad ...
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Definition improper Itô's integral.

Let $\{B_t:t\geq 0\}$ be a standard Brownian Motion and let $\{\mathcal{F}_t\}_{t\geq 0}$ be the natural filtration associated to Brownian Motion (that is, $\mathcal{F}_t=\sigma(B_s:0\leq s\leq t)$). ...