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Weak convergence of stochastic integral

Consider a sequence of processes $Z_t^n$ and a procoss $Z_t$, $t\in[0,1]$ such that all $\int_0^1 Z^n dW$ and $\int_0^1 Z dW$ are martingales. Assume $$\int_0^1 Z_t^n \mathrm dW_t \xrightarrow{d} ...
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Distribution of sum of $n$ i.i.d. symmetric Pareto distributed random variables

Let $X$ be a random variable which follows the symmetric Pareto distribution. For a fix, real parameter set $\alpha > 0$ and $L>0$, its PDF is defined as $$ p_X(x) = \left\{ ...
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Modify process to semimartingale

Given a filtered space $(\Omega, F,\mathcal{F}_{t})$ with rightcontinous filtration. We have a class of probability measures $P=\{P_{\theta}:\theta \in \Theta\}$ definied on the filtered space. We ...
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Is it true that $ \cap_{k \in \mathbb{N}}\mathcal{F}_{\frac{1}{k}}=\cap_{\epsilon >0} \mathcal{F}_{\epsilon}$

Is it true that $ \cap_{k \in \mathbb{N}}\mathcal{F}_{\frac{1}{k}}=\cap_{\epsilon >0} \mathcal{F}_{\epsilon}$ where $(\mathcal{F}_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R}_+}$ is a flitration(increasing family of ...
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Is $\int_s^t {B_u}^2 du$ independent of $ F_s$

In order to prove that $(B_t^4)_{t \in \mathbb{R+}}$ is a continuous semi-martingale I need to compute. $E(\int_s^t B_u^2 du |F_s)$ I was first thinking that $\int_s^t B_u^2 du$ independent of $ ...
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Transition density for reverse stochastic process

Consider an Ito process $$dX_t = a(t,X_t)dt + b(t,X_t)dW_t.$$ Assume that the functions for drift and diffusion, $a$ and $b$ are continuous and differentiable. Also assume that we know the transition ...
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Proof of the stochastic Fubini's theorem

I am trying to prove the Stochastic Fubini's theorem which is an exercise of An Introduction to Stochastic Calculus Applied to Finance. Let $(W_t)_{t\in[0,T]}$ be a Brownian motion and $H(t,s)$ has ...
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How to calculate analytical solution to fokker planck equation in finite domain?

I am looking for the solution to the following fokker planck equation. $\frac{\partial f(x,t)}{\partial t}= (k_1 x - v)\frac{\partial f(x,t)}{\partial x} + (k_2 x + D) \frac{\partial^2 ...
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Can we find the boundary condition of a function of diffusion process?

given $dx_t=b(t,x_t)dt+\sigma(t,x_t)dW_t$, if it is in one dimensional case, one can use Feller non-explosion test to see if $x_t$ attains a particular boundary. How about $f(x_t)$, $f$ is any ...
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Canonical probability space for Brownian motion [closed]

Let $\Omega$ be the space of continuous functions $\omega: [0,T]\to \mathbb{R}^{d}$, $\mathcal{F}=\mathcal{B}(C[0,T))$ and $\mathbb{P}$ be the Wiener measure. Therefore the coordinate processes $W$ ...
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Reasoning in “Prove $X$ is a martingale” / Different approach using indicator functions [duplicate]

From here. The solution given is that $$E[X_{n+1}\mid X_n] = 1/2\times 2X_n + 1/2\times 0 = X_n$$ Why exactly? In retrospect, I'm not sure I really got it. I'm trying to think about it in terms of ...
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How can we deduce uniqueness for SDEs by Girsanov's theorem?

Let $\mu\in L^{\infty}(\mathbb{R};\mathbb{R})$ be a bounded deterministic function. Then my understanding is that by using Girsanov's theorem, we can deduce uniqueness (in law) for the following ...
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Is a martingale conditioned to return in the future a supermartingale?

Let $M_t$ be a martingale on $\mathbb{Z}^d$ and assume $M_0=0$. Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$. For any $t \leq n$, let $Q_t^n$ be distributed as $|M_t|$ conditioned on $M_n=0$, where $|M_t|$ is some norm. Is ...
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Generalization of the Ito formula

I have a question concerning Ito’s formula for semimartingales with jumps. I am familiar with Ito’s formula in the following setting: Let $X_t=X_0+M_t+A_t$ be an $\mathbb{R}^d$-valued continuous ...
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Condition for covariance of Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes

I am considering this Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process: $$X_t=e^{-at}X_0+e^{-at}\int_{0}^{t}e^{as}\mathrm{d}W_s$$ in which, $a$ is a constant, and $W_s$ is a standard Brownian motion. Expected value of ...
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Why for a continous local martingale ,on an enlarged probability space, it possibly holds that $M_t=B_{\langle M \rangle _t}$

Why for a continous local martingale $(M_t)_{t\in \mathbb{R}_+}$ ,on an enlarged probability space, it possibly holds that $M_t=B_{\langle M \rangle _t}$ where $(B_u, u \geq 0)$ is Brownian motion . ...
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Let $f \in M^{2}_{\omega} [\alpha, \beta]$, then, $E\{\int_{\alpha}^{\beta}f(t)d\omega (t)|\mathscr{F}_\alpha \}=0$

Let $f \in M^{2}_{\omega} [\alpha, \beta]$, then, $E\{\int_{\alpha}^{\beta}f(t)d\omega (t)|\mathscr{F}_\alpha \}=0$ and $E\{\mid \int_{\alpha}^{\beta}f(t)d\omega (t)\mid^2|\mathscr{F}_\alpha ...
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Solving a Stochastic PDE with two variables in time

I am trying to work on exercise 5.13 in the book Arbitrage Theory in Continuous time by Thomas Bjork. The equation to solve is; \begin{eqnarray*} \frac{\partial F}{\partial t} (t,x,y) + \frac{1}{2} ...
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Complete orthonormal system of eigenfunctions for trace-class nonnegative operator on a Hilbert space

In Da Prato/Zabczyk's book "Stochastic equations in inifinite dimension" I stumbled over the following paragraph: Let $Q$ be a trace class nonnegative operator on a Hilbert space $U$. [...] Note that ...
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Prove that: $E[\int^{\tau}_{0} f(t)d\omega(t)]=0$ and $E\mid \int^{\tau}_{0} f(t)d\omega(t)\mid^2=E[\int^{\tau}_{0} f^2(t)dt]$.

Suppose $f \in L^{2}_{\omega} [0, \infty]$, and $\tau$ is a stopping time such that $E[\int^{\tau}_{0} f^2(t)dt]<\infty$. Prove that: $E[\int^{\tau}_{0} f(t)d\omega(t)]=0$ and $E\mid ...
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Moments of the integrated Bessel process

I am trying to compute the moments of the integrated and the integrated-inverse Bessel process. For simplicity, if $X_t$ is a BES$(d)$ assuming $d>2$, I am trying then to compute $$\mathbb E ...
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What does it mean by totality of borel cylinder set?

I understand what cylinder set is, but what does it mean by totality of cylinder set? I encounter this term in stochastic book quite often but I do not get the idea quite well. Does the totality mean ...
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Proof of white noise expansion in Banach spaces

We're reading through Da Prato/Zabczyk's proof of the existence of a white noise expansion of Gaussian measures and there's a step where we are stuck: Theorem 2.12 [Da Prato/Zabczyk, Stochastic ...
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Itô's formula: Differential form

I've started a course on financial mathematics and I'm currently being introduced to stochastical analysis, spesifically Itô's formula. From the book: It is sometimes useful to use the following ...
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Tensor products of $L^2$ spaces

Consider a probability space, $(\Omega,\Sigma,P)$, and some arbitrary Hilbert space $H$ (in my case, a space of functions on $\mathbb{R}^d$). On an intuitive level is ...
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Representation theorem for local martingales

I want to prove the following local martingale representation theorem. For the statement of the theorems to come we fix a filtered probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ where ...
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the convergence in probability of the stochastic integral

In Jacod's Limit Theorems for Stochastic Processes:page 47,thm 4.31 (iii) $X$ is a semimartingale , $H_n$ are predictable process converge pointwise to $H$ , and $|H^n|\le K$ , where $K$ is a locally ...
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Multiple Wiener Integral by Ito

In the context of Wiener-Ito chaos expansion, I had a look at Ito's paper "Multiple Wiener Integral", 1951. I am puzzled by his last result, theorem 5.1, that a multiple Wiener integral ...
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Are the elements of the set of adapted, almost surely increasing processes with $A_0=0$ finite variation processes?

$\mathbb{A}_c=\{A_t \mid A \text{ adapted ,a.s continuous and increasing process,} A_0=0\}$ $\mathbb{V}_C=\{V_t \mid V \text{ adapted ,a.s continuous and finite variation process,} V_0=0\}$ Is ...
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Verify a stochastic integral has normal distribution.

A well-known result is that:if $\sigma$ is a non-random process,then $$\int_0^T\sigma_t\,dW_t\sim N(0,\int_0^T\sigma_t^2\,dt)$$ ( from Shreve's "Stochastic Calculus for Finance" thm 4.4.9) by means of ...
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Why do we need optional stopping theorem?

For martingale,optional stopping theorem states: Let $(M_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be adapted with $M_n\in L^1$ for all $n$ and if $(M_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ is a martingale, then $E[M_T]=E[M_0]$, for all ...
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proving equivalence of strongly continuity

A semigroup $S(t)$ on a Banach space $E$ is a family of bounded linear operators $\{S(t)\}_{t\ge 0}$ with the property that $S(t)S(s)=S(t+s)$ for any $s,t\ge 0$ and that $S(0)=I$. A semigroup is ...
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A martingale characterization

I saw the following characterization of martingales (without proof) in some lecture notes I found on the web and I haven't been able to produce a proof it. Let $X$ be an adapted process. If ...
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proving $C_0$ group (strong continuity on the whole $\mathbb{R}$

Let $T$ be a $C_0$-semigroup on the Banach space $E$. Then $\exists$ $M\ge 0$ and $\omega\in\mathbb{R}$ such that a) \begin{equation*} \|T(t)\|\le M e^{\omega t}\quad\forall\quad t\ge 0 ...
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How to derive the distribution of measurement noise in discrete Kalman filter which is transformed from continuous one?

With sampling time $T$, and a continuous measuring model: $$ \begin{align} y(t) &= Cx(t)+v(t) \\ v(t) & \sim \text{N}(0,R_c) \end{align} $$ we can change it into a practical discrete one, ...
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How to prove this martingale's jumps are not summable?

I'm working on a problem from Stochastic Integration and Differential Equations by Protter and am not sure how to proceed: Let $(N_t^i)_{t \ge 0}$ be an iid sequence of Poisson processes, each with ...
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How to find the distribution of the following stochastic integral of a geometric Brownian motion?

$K_{\phi,\lambda}(r)=\int_{0}^{r}\exp\{(r-s)\phi+\lambda(W_r-W_s)\}dB_s$ where $W$ and $B$ are independent standard Brownian motions, and $(\phi,\lambda) \in \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R}_+ $ The ...
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pointwise convergence of semimartingales in probability

In a paper on stochastic finance I'm recently studying, the author defined a closure of some subspace of semimartingales by convergence in probability: $S^N_t\rightarrow S_t$ for each $t$, as ...
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Convergence in $L^2$ of the stochastic integral $\int\limits^{t}_{0}\frac{B_s}{e}1_{B_s\in(-e,e)}dB_s$

Let $e\in \mathbb{R}^+$ and $B_t$ 1-dimensional Brownian motion. Consider $$X_t=\int^{t}_{0}\frac{B_s}{e}1_{B_s\in(-e,e)}dB_s.$$ How to show that $X_t \to 0$ in $L^2$ as $e\to0$? Obviously the ...
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application of Holder's inequality from Oksendal's book on SDEs

I am following the proof of the existence of solutions of SDE: let $b(t,x)$ and $\sigma(t,x)$ be Lipschitz continuous and consider the following SDE $dX_t=b(t,X_t)dt + \sigma(t,X_t)dB_t$. Define ...
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Probability: Pair of socks problem

I have a problem calculating the part b and c of the following problem, maybe because my professor post the problem in a very wrong way. I already calculate the first part. The problem is, A student ...
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Doob's inequalities: Going from discrete to continuous

After having read about Doob's inequalities in discrete time, I am trying to understand the move to continuous time. I know that the Martingale regularization theorem tells me that there is (under the ...
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Covariance of nonlinear sde

My problem is to compute the covariance of the following Ito process $$ dX_t=AX_t+\sum_{k=1}^{n}B_kX_tdW_k, $$ where $A,B_k$ are nonlinear operators defined on a complex separable Hilbert space $H$. ...
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How to compute this integral using Ito isometry? [duplicate]

I am trying to evaluate the following integral: $E\Bigg[\Bigg(\int^{t}_{0} \frac{B_s}{e}1\big(B_s\in(-e,e)\big)\Bigg)^2\Bigg]$ I cannot figure out how to apply Ito isometry when the indicator ...
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solution of SDE: $dS_t=(\alpha S_t+f(t))dW_t$

does someone know how to solve the following SDE $$dS_t=(\alpha S_t+f(t))dW_t, S_0=s$$ where $f(t)$ is a deterministic function and $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion. Is there a explicit solution ...
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How to calculate the differential of the following stochastic integral?

Let $$Y_t=\int_t^T f(t,s)\ \mathsf dW_s$$ I want to compute $\mathsf dY_t$. This suggests me to consider how to find $\mathsf dY_t$ for $$Y_t=\int_t^T f(t,s)\ \mathsf dW_s$$ or $$Y_t=\int_t^T g(t,s)\ ...
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Probability that a stochastic process is below a special random level

Given a stochastic process $x(t)$ over time $t \in [0,T]$, and a given (deterministic) $\tau$, where $0<\tau<T$, define a random variable $x^{*}$ as $$ x^{*} \triangleq \inf\bigg\{y: ...
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Deduce $\partial_tp=-\partial_x(b(x)p)+(1/2)\partial_{xx}(\sigma^2(x)p)$, for $p(x,t|y)$ of $X(t)$ and $dX=b(X)dt+\sigma(X)dW$, $X(0)=y$

I am stuck in this proof... I almost got it, but I must have made a mistake. It is part B that I am getting wrong. Thanks in advance for your help! QUESTION: Let $X$ satisfy the autonomous SDE ...
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Is there a way to estimate moments of strong solution to SDE

Suppose the SDE $$\mathsf dX_t =b(t,X_t)\mathsf dt + \sigma(t,X_t)\mathsf dW_t,\; X_0 = x$$ where $t\in[0,T]$ has a strong solution. I know in general we can't find an explicit formula for the ...