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

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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?
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“Continuity” of stochastic integral wrt Brownian motion

I'd like to prove a nice property of a stochastic integral with respect to Brownian motion. Let $(H_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a progressive and bounded process that is continuous at $0$ and $B$ a standard ...
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Is continuous L2 bounded local martingale a true martingale?

I can prove it briefly, but I found a "counter" example. (There must be a mistake in the following words...) I can prove: X is a continuous local martingale, with $X_0=0$ a.s, then X is $L_2$ bounded ...
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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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Random diffusion coefficient in the Fourier equation

I'm stuck on the following simple problem: It's given the Fourier equation: $$\partial_t{u(x,t)}=\partial_x[k(t)\partial_xu(x,t)]$$where the diffusion coefficient $k(t)$ is a random variable with a ...
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Given a $C_c^∞(G)$-valued random variable, is $C_c^∞(G)∋φ↦\text E[\langle\xi,φ\rangle]$ an element of the dual space of $C_c^∞(G)$?

Let $G\subseteq\mathbb R^d$ and $$\mathcal D:=C_c^\infty(G)$$ be equipped with some topology $\tau$ $\mathcal D'$ be the dual space of $\mathcal D$ and $\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle$ denote the ...
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Monte-Carlo simulation with sampling from uniform distribution

I used to work with Monte-Carlo simulations for a while. In my case, I generated random data for a variety of input parameters according to uniform distributions (with non-negative support), say for ...
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Characterizing superposition of two renewal processes

This is a follow-up question of "When superposition of two renewal processes is another renewal process?". How can we characterize the superposition of two renewal processes? The superposition ...
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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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When do we have $E[X_{n+1}\mid X_n] = E[X_{n+1}\mid\mathscr{F}_n]$?

Under what conditions does it hold that $$E[X_{n+1}\mid X_n] = E[X_{n+1}\mid\mathscr{F}_n]$$ if we are given a stochastic process $X = (X_n)_{n \geq 0}$ on a filtered probability space $(\Omega, ...
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Is the distribution of an Ito diffusion at time t absolutely continuous wrt Lebesgue measure?

Suppose we have an sde of the form: \begin{eqnarray} dX_t=b(X_t)dX_t + \sigma (X_t)dB_t \end{eqnarray} where $b$ and $\sigma$ are Lipschitz. Then we have existence and uniqueness of the solution ...
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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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Haar basis on $L^2(0,1)$ - proof?

I have the following problem. We defined $\mathbb{H}=\{f_0,\quad f_{j,n} \quad j=1,...,2^{n-1} \quad n=1,2,...\}$ where for all $t\in[0,1]$ we put $f_0(t)=1$ and setting $K=2j-1$, $$f_{j,n}(t)=\left\{ ...
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What is the integral of a family of diffusion processes? [closed]

Let $S$ be an infinite subset of $[0,1]$. For all $s \in S$, let W_s(t) be a standard Wiener process. Definite P(s)_t = \mu(P,s,t) dt + \sigma(P,s,t) dW^s_t Can we characterize? $$F_t= \int_S P(s)_t ...
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Strong solutions SDE inequality with an application of Gronwall's inequality

Suppose that we have a general SDE on a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$ defined by: $$ dX_t = b(t,X_t) dt + \sigma(t,X_t) d W_t, $$ where $W$ is a Brownian motion and $b$ and $\sigma$ are ...
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A question related to reflection principle

Question: $$P(X_1\gt 0, ..., X_n\gt 0, X_n=a-b)=?$$ Its Answer: $= (1,1) \rightarrow (n,a-b) $ that meet neither touch nor cross paths. $=[(1,1) \rightarrow (n,a-b) \ \ \text{all ...
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Further Reading on Stochastic Calculus/Analysis

I'm looking to read up more on Stochastic Analysis/Calculus (whatever it's called?) for PhD proposal. So far, I've had 2 courses on Stochastic Calculus, mainly focusing on Finance, 1 course on ...
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Ito Integral representation for bounded claims

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P})$ be Probability space and let $\{(X_t) : 0 \leq t \leq T \}$ be a continuous semimartingale on it. Let $\xi$ be $\mathcal{F}_T^X$ measurable and bounded. Does it ...
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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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Second order linear partial differential equation: $\partial_t u(t,x)+\frac12 \partial_{x,x} u(t,x)+u(t,x)v(x)=0$

Is there a way to solve $$ \partial_t u(t,x)+\frac12 \partial_{x,x}u(t,x)+u(t,x)v(x)=0? $$ This appeared as a condition for $$ X_t=u(t,B_t)e^{\int_0^tv(B_s)ds} $$ to be a martingale. With $B$ a ...
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Slight generalisation of the distribution of Brownian integral

I think I have seen once that if the processes $\sigma$ and $W$, a Brownian motion, are independent then one has that $$ E \left[\exp \left(iu\int_t^T \sigma_s \, dW_s\right) \mid \mathcal{F} \right] ...
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Relation between Hermite polynomials and Brownian motion (on martingale property) [duplicate]

Let us define Hermite polynomials as $H_n(x)=(-1)^n e^{x^2/2}\frac{d^n}{dx^n} e^{-x^2/2}.$ One can prove that $e^{\theta x-\frac{1}{2} \theta^2}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n!}H_n(x)\theta^n \quad ...
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A book/text in Stochastic Differential Equations

Somebody know a book/text about Stochastic Differential Equations? I'm in the last period of the undergraduate course and I have interest in this field, but my university don't have a specialist in ...
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What is a generalized stochastic process? I've found two different definitions. Are they equivalent?

Let $\mathcal D:=C_c^\infty(\mathbb R^d)$ and $\mathcal D'$ be the dual space of $\mathcal D$. What is a generalized stochastic process? I've found two different definitions in some textbooks: ...
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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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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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Find the Stationary Distribution of an infinite state Markov chain

A Markov Chain on states 0,1,..... has transition probabilities $P_{ij}=1/(i+2)$ for j=0,1,....,i,i+1. I'm supposed to find the stationary distribution. So do I take the limit as n goes to ...
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What is the right invariant $\sigma$-algebra for the Birkhoff ergodic theorem?

I have been reading stuff about ergodic theory, and I have encountered two versions of the involved "invariant sigma field". let the underlying probability space be $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$, and let's ...
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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 ...
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Semigroup associated to a Markov process

I'm studying the transition semigroup associated to a Markov Process, in particular the Hille-Yosida theorem and the Martingale Problem. In my notes I found : "If $\{T_t\}_t$ is a strongly continuous ...
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Exponential Martingales

This is a two-part question concerning exponential martingales. It is stated that an application of Ito's lemma to \begin{align} \rho_t = \exp\left[-\int_{0}^{t} \lambda_s\,dW_s - ...
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Expectation of exponential martingale and indicator function.

Let $W$ be a Wiener process, $r,\sigma \in \mathbb{R}_+$ and $S(T) = S(t)e^{(r-\frac12 \sigma^2)(T-t) + \sigma(W(T)-W(t))}$. I want to evaluate $$A:=E[e^{- \frac12 \sigma^2 (T-t) - ...
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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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Problem including SDE

I have following problem. Let $Y_{t}$ be an exponential Lévy Process. That is: $$Y_{t} = Y_{0}e^{X_{t}}$$ Where $X_{t}$ is Lévy process. I have a function of $Y_{t}$, $f$ :$\mathbb{R}_{+} \times ...
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Scaling in utility maximisation

If I have the wealth process $$dw_t=rw_tdt+n_tS_t(\sigma dB_t+(\mu-r)dt)-c_tdt,$$ where $n$ is number of $S_t$ and $B_t$ is Brownian motion. If we define the admissible set $A$ as follows: ...
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Can these random variables be seen as products of indicator functions?

Spin-off from here. The solution given is that $$E[X_{n+1}|X_n] = 1/2\times 2X_n + 1/2\times 0 = X_n$$ How about using indicator functions? I was thinking that $X_n = 2^n 1_{A_1}$, but I guess ...
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How can I prove the equivalence of these two Ito's lemma notations?

Let $X_t=(X_1, \dots , X_T), t \in [0,T] $ be a continuous semimartingale and $f$ a function of class $C^{1,2}$ (continuous and differentiable). Then, $f(t,X)$ is a semimartingale and we have, ...
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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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Expectation of a Wiener process at a Stopping Time

I am working through an answer to the following question and do not understand an expectation which takes place at the end. $\textbf{Question:}$ Define the following stochastic process \begin{align} ...