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

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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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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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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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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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Problem with Ito Isometry

I know that for one-dimensional case, $$ E \left[ \left(\int^T_S f(t,\omega)dB_t \right)^2 \right] = E\left[ \int^T_S f^2(t,\omega) \, dt \right]$$ for adapted, measurable f that satisfies that are in ...
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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 ...
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Random variables independent

We said that two random variables $X,Y$ are independent iff we have that for $Z = X+Y$: $$P_Z(B)=\int_{\mathbb{R}}P_X(B-s)dP_Y(s) = \int_{\mathbb{R}}P_Y(B-s)dP_X(s).$$ But I still don't get this ...
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convergence of Ito integral

Suppose there is a deterministic process $\phi$ in $L^2(R)$. Need to prove that $\int_0^n \phi_u dW_u$ converges in $L^2(P)$ to some $X\in L^2(P)$ as $n\rightarrow\infty$. Also need to show that ...
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Integrability and exponential integrability

I'm working on a paper, and I don't know if there is some kind of typo or if I just don't get what seems obvious to the author. Note : I'll be working with probabilities, but I guess this would be ...
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Brownian motion transition density question

Let $Y_t = M_t - W_t$ where $M_t$ is the running maximum of brownian motion and $W_t$ is brownian motion. I want to show that $P^0[Y_{t+s} \in dy| Y_t = x] = p(s,x,y)+p(s,x,-y)$ where $p$ is the ...
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Sample continuity of Brownian motion

I wanted to know if the Brownian motion and the fractional Brownian motion are almost surely sample continuous or not? Many thanks.
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Is this a Brownian motion

I am learning SDE, and here is some basic things I have trouble with, Let $B(t)$ be a Brownian motion, and $F \in \mathcal L^2$ is any stochastic process and I know $\int_0^tF(s)dB(t)$ is Ito process ...
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Integrate over different measures

In Probability theory the expected value of a random variables $X : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is defined as $E(X) = \int_\Omega X dP$ Now, if $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$ and has a density ...
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Continuity in $x$ of $E^x \int_0^{\tau} f(X_t)dt$

Suppose I have a stochastic diffusion $X$. I am studying an expression of the form $u(x):=E^x\int_0^\tau f(X_t)dt$ where $\tau$ is the exit time of $X$ from my bounded open domain $D$. I am also ...
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Distribution of Levy driven O-U process

Is there a way to find an analytical expression for $E\left[\exp\left(-\int_0^T \gamma_s ds\right)\right]$, where $d\gamma_t=k(\theta-\gamma_t)dt+\sigma dL_t$, and $L_t$ is a symmetric alpha ...
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Elementary Malliavin Derivative question about definition.

I am reading a book that defines the Malliavin derivative $D_tF$ as follows: If $F = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} I_n(f_n)$ is the Wiener Chaos expansion. $F$ is in the brownian filtration and $F \in ...
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Reflected process - Brownian motion

I am still new to stochastic processes and I tried to do this exercise. I don't know how to go on. Define the maximum process \begin{align*} M_t = \max_{0 \leqslant s \leqslant t} W_s, \end{align*} ...
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Construct an arbitrage opportunity in a multi-period model

I am currently revising for my exam in Financial Mathematics, and I could not solve this question: For $T > 1$, consider a $T$-period model with a single risky asset and a bank account which pays ...
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Application of Ito's Lemma to integral expression

I have a problem applying Ito's lemma. I know that if: $dX_t= \mu_t \, dt + \sigma_t \, dB_t$ then for $f(t,x)$: $df(t,X_t) =\left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + \mu_t \frac{\partial ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator and divergence operator

So I'm still struggling with Malliavin calculus, and this time about the divergence operator. We are working in the classical Wiener space $(W,H,\mu)$ where $W$ is the Wiener space ...
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Stochastic integral with respect to a stochastic integral

[From Bass R.F. Stochastic processes. Exercise 10.4] Let $N_t = \int_0^tH_sdM_s$ where $M$ is a continuous square integrable martingale and H is predictable and integrable and $L_t = \int_0^tK_sdN_s$ ...
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Density of cylindrical random variables in classical Wiener space

I'm currently working on Malliavin calculus, and a theorem in my class notes is bothering me : Denote W the Wiener space of continuous functions from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{R}$, and $\mu$ the associated ...
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Integrating a function of a random variable; $\int g(X) dP$

Assume a random variable $X$ on probability space $\Omega$, taking values in $\mathbb{R}$ with some known distribution $F(dX)$. Assume also a function of the random variable, $g(X)$. Does then the ...
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Representation of Markov process adapted to given Filtration

Let $X$ be continuous Markov process adapted to a filtration generated by Brownian motion $B$. Does there exist a function $f$ such that $X_t = f(t,B_t)$? My guess is that it should have such ...
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If $dX_t=b_tdt+\sigma_tdW_t=\tilde{b}_tdt+\tilde{\sigma}_tdW_t$ then $b_t=\tilde{b}_t$ and $\sigma_t=\tilde{\sigma}_t$ a.s

Let $X_t$ be an Ito's process where $dX_t=b_tdt+\sigma_tdW_t=\tilde{b}_tdt+\tilde{\sigma}_tdW_t$. Prove $b_t=\tilde{b}_t$ and $\sigma_t=\tilde{\sigma}_t$ a.s Here my solution for ...
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About the increasing process in the Doob-Meyer decomposition

As we know, a RCLL submartingale on [0,T], $Y$, in class D can be decomposed as: $$Y_t=Y_0+M_t+A_t,\ a.s.,$$ where $M$ is a martingale and $A$ is an increasing previsible process. In my question, I ...
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Skorohod convergence (space of right continuous functions with left limit)

If $f_n$ is a sequence of functions of the Skorohod Space $D([0,\infty),E)$, where $E$ is a separable Banach space, such that $f_n \to f$ in the Skorohod topology. Is it possible that there exists a ...
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Tail of hitting times for Brownian motion on the circle

For $y\in \mathbb R/\mathbb Z$ and $\varphi\in C([0,\infty);\mathbb R/\mathbb Z)$ let $T_{y}(\varphi) \ := \ \inf\{t>0: \varphi_t = y \} \ \ \ $ (first time the path $\varphi$ hits $y$) ...
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Brownian Motion with Optional Stopping Theorem (OST)

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian Motion and let $T:=\inf\{t \geq 0: B_t=at-b\}$ for some positive constant $a,b>0$. Calculate $\mathbb{E}[T]$. How do i begin it?