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Area enclosed by 2-dimensional random curve

Consider a 2-dimensional Wiener process $(W_t)_{t \in [0,1]}$. Color every area which is enclosed by the line parametrised by $W_t$ (this means that, when the Wiener process makes a loop and ...
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Covariance of Gaussian stochastic process

Could someone help me to figure out solutions of following problems?: Let $X = (X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a Gaussian, zero-mean stochastic process starting from $0$, i.e. $X_0 = 0$. Moreover, assume that ...
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Donsker's Theorem for triangular arrays

Assume we have a sequence of smooth i.i.d. random variables $(X_i)_{i=1}^{\infty}$. Given $\alpha>0$, does some sort of Donsker's Theorem hold for $\left(\frac{X_i}{n^{\alpha}}\right)_{i=1}^n$? ...
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Holder continuity of Ito integral

Let $\sigma(t,\omega)$ be a progressively measurable function and $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^T \sigma_t^2\mathrm dt] < \infty$. Can we say that the Ito process $\int_0^t \sigma_s \mathrm dW_s$ is Hölder ...
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On hitting time of Brownian motion and Ito's lemma

I have two possibly related questions. Let $\tau:=\min\{t\geq0:B_t=1\}$, where $B_t$ is a standard Brownian motion. I am supposed to derive the fact that $\mathbf{E}\tau=\infty$ by applying some ...
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Girsanov: Change of drift, that depends on the process

Known: If I am looking at an SDE like: $dX_t = b(t,\omega) dt + dW_t$ with $W_t$ a Brownian motion under a measure $P$. I know that I can change the drift by using Girsanov to $dX_t = ...
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Representation theorem for continuous process of finite variation

There is a martingale representation theorem If $M$ is a continuous $L^2$-martingale, there is a Brownian motion $B$ and a cadlag adapted function $\sigma$ such that $$ M_t = M_0 + \int_0^t ...
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Transforming semimartingale to local martingale by change of measure

Consider a continuous $\mathbb{P}$ - semimartingale X which can be decomposed as M+A (M is local martingale and A is bounded variation process). Is it possible to change measure to $\mathbb{Q}$ s.t. ...
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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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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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Continuous Square integrable martingale Quadratic Variation

We know that given a continuous square integrable martingale there exists unique (up to indistinguishability) continuous, natural and increasing process which is quadratic variation process of the ...
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Stratonovich SDE coefficient selection

Is it possible to find a strictly positive function $\sigma:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$, such that a solution $X_t$ to an SDE $$dX_t=-X_tdt+\sigma(X_t)\circ dB_t,$$ with $X_0$ being arbitrary, is a ...
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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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Can infinitesimal generator be defined by the time-inhomogeneous stochastic process?

The following is the definition of infinitesimal generator from Oksendal. Let $\{X_t,t\in[0,T]\}$ be a time-homogeneous It\^o diffusion in $\mathbb{R}^d$. The $\textit{infinitesimal generator}$ ...
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Proof of Levy's zero-one law

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F},\mathbb P)$ be a probability space and let $X$ be a random variable in $L^1$. Let $(\mathcal{F}_k)_k$ be any filtration, and define $\mathcal{F}_{\infty}$ to be the minimal ...
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Given the SDE: $dX_t=dB_t+b(X_t) dt$ with $(x,b(x)) \leq 0, \forall x \in \mathbb{R}^n$, prove that $E[|X_t|^2] \leq nt+E[|X_0|^2]$

I'm working on this problem: Given a solution $X_t$ to the SDE $$dX_t=dB_t+b(X_t) dt$$ where $B_t$ is an $n$-dimensional Brownian motion, and $b:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ a Lipschitz ...
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stochastic analysis problem

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are Ito processes, $X_t=x+\int^t_0Y_sdB_s$ and $Y_t=y-\int^t_0X_sdB_s,\ t\geq 0$, here $B$ is a standard Brownian motion. I need to prove that ...
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perfectly correlated processes

I am really stuck in this question: Let $\{S_t\}$ and $\{S'_t\}$ be two stochastic processes, satisfying \begin{equation} dS_t = S_t ( \sigma_t \,dB_t + r_t \,dt), \quad dS'_t = S'_t (\sigma'_t ...
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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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calculate all the equivalent martingale measure

Under the assumption of no arbitrage without vanish risk, in an incomplete market $(\Omega,{\cal F}, P)$, the set of equivalent martingale measure is NOT empty, i.e. ${\cal P} = \{Q: Q \sim P\}\neq ...
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Ito's Lemma for negative exponential

I'd been reading on Hull-White model, when I encountered the bond-pricing formula, that is if $$ dr(t) = (\alpha(t)-\beta(t)r(t))dt + \sigma(t)dW(t)$$ for some deterministic function $\alpha, \beta, ...
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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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Futures pricing and futures price process under the real world measure

This is something that keeps bothering me about the Benchmark approach of Platen, which (very) shortly is as follows: Compare the development of an economic value with a growth optimal portfolio. ...
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Solving SDE's on subsets of $R^n$.

It is well-known (see for instance Oskendal's text) that if $T>0$ and $$b(\cdot,\cdot): [0,T] \times \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n~~~~~~\sigma(\cdot,\cdot):[0,T] \times \mathbb{R}^n ...
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Why do two points never 'arrive at once' in a Poisson point process

In the following, all the measure spaces are endowed with the Borel $\sigma$-algebra corresponding to their topology (we take the usual topology on $[0,\infty)$). Let $E$ be a Polish space and let ...
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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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Example of a regular strong solution of an SDE, which doesn't satisfy a Lyapunov condition?

Let $$dX_t = a(t,X_t) \, dt + b(t, X_t) \, dW_t, \quad t \in [0,T]$$ be a stochastic differential equation, where $W$ is an $m$-dimensional Brownian motion, $X_0 = x \in \mathbb{R}^d$, and the ...
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variational inequality

Consider the following dynamics \begin{align} dX_{s} &= a(s,X_{s},Y_{s},Z_{s})ds + \sigma(s,X_{s},Y_{s},Z_{s})dW_s \\ X_{t}&=x \, (\in\mathbb{R}^{n}) \end{align} and the associated payoff ...
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Variance of a Wiener process

Problem statement: a continuous wiener process $w(t)$ with unit incremental variance and $w(0)=0$ is given, and then we check the wiener process at every $h$ seconds, $h>0$ is a positive number. If ...
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Limit of $P(X_n > a_n)$ where $X_n \xrightarrow[n \to \infty]{d} X \sim{N(\mu,\sigma^2)}$ and $a_n\xrightarrow[n \to \infty]{} \infty$

I've been working on following problem and could need some help. Let $X_n$ be a sequence of RV with $$X_n \xrightarrow[n \to \infty]{d} X \sim{N(\mu,\sigma^2)}$$ for some $\mu \in \mathbb{R}$ and ...
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Lebesgue–Stieltjes integral from 0 to $\infty$ on $\mathbb{R}^+$

In the Stochastic analysis course we encountered the following integral $\int_0^\infty H^2_sd[M,M]_s$, where $H_s$ is a predictable process, $M_s$ is a uniformly integrable martingale in $L^2$, ...
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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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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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Ito Isometry and quadratic variation

Here is a confusion regarding stochastic integrals. Let $Y_t=\int_0^tW_sds$ where $W_t$ is a Brownian Motion. Now $dY_t=W_tdt$. So from this expression one can conclude that $dY_t \cdot ...
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Prove this equation

I'm taking a course on stochastic analysis. I'm stuck on the very first problem of the lecture notes: $\lim_{n \to \infty} \left(1+\frac{\lambda}{n} + o(n^{-1})\right)^n = \exp(\lambda)$ Prior to ...
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Reference request for Optimal Stopping (Stochastic Analysis)

I would like to start and get into the habit of reading some publications in different areas of mathematics, to get used to the writing style / mathematical sophistication etc. that is expected. In ...
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Distribution of Sum of Two Brownian Motions

How do we find the distribution of the sum of two Brownian Motions? The questions was asked here: Distribution of Brownian motion, and was answered with We can write ...
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How is Brownian motion predictable?

Could someone please explain how Brownian motion is predictable? My understanding is that a predictable process is one that depends on information up to time t say but not t itself, therefore W_t has ...
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How do I derive the Gaussian Mixture distribution of an Ito Integral?

I have a question about the distribution of an Ito Integral. Consider the integral $$ \int_0^1 B_1(r) \mathrm{d}B_2(r), $$ where $B_1$ and $B_2$ are two independent standard Brownian motions. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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predictable quadratic covariation from Jacod / Shiryaev

In Limit theorems for stochastic processes, by Jacod and Shiryaev, they state the following theorem: $\mathbf{Theorem}$ To each pair $(M,N)$ of locally square integrable martingales one associates ...
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Readings necessary to understand Ito Integrals?

I searched for this question but couldn't find a direct answer. Basically I want to understand (and possibly compute some simple instances of) the Ito integral. I am coming from a physics background ...
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Is the expectation $E[\xi U'(\xi)]$ finite?

I encounter the following problem today. It seems a simple question. Let $U$ be a real function from $R^+\rightarrow \bar{R}$ satisfying the following conditions: (1) $U$ is concave, continuous, ...