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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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Could someone explain rough path theory? More specifically, what is the higher ordered “area process” and what information is it giving us?

http://www.hairer.org/notes/RoughPaths.pdf here is a textbook, but I am completely lost at the definition. It is defined on page 13, chapter 2. A rough path is defined as an ordered pair, ...
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Filtrations and Sigma-Algebras and Stopping Times

In a previous post Filtrations and Sigma-Algebras I asked the question: $\textbf{Previous Question:}$ Let $\Omega=\{1,2,3\}, \mathcal{A}=\mathcal{P}(\Omega)$ and $P(\{\omega\})=\tfrac{1}{3}$ for each ...
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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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Probability of going into an absorbing state

If I have a random walk Markov chain whose transition probability matrix is given by $$ \mathbf{P} = \matrix{~ & 0 & 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ ...
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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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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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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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Reading list to master Numerical Analysis' research literature

As of lately I have been going through many research papers in my current job, and even though I have a Mathematics background at Masters level in Mathematical Finance, I sometimes struggle to follow ...
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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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“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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Quadratic variation of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

Let $(X_t)_{t\geq 0}$ be the zero-mean Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process such that $X_0 = 0$ almost surely, i.e. $$X_t = \sigma e^{-\alpha t}\int_0^t e^{\alpha s}\,dB_s \quad \qquad (\triangle)$$ On the ...
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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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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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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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Martingale with respect to a decreasing filtration

I am trying to solve problem 2.16 from the book "Continuous Martingales and Brownian Motion" by Revuz and Yor. There are two things that confuse me from the exercise so hopefully someone can shed some ...
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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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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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Expectation of an Itô integral

I'm interested in computing the following expectation: $$\mathbb{E}\left[W_T\cdot\int_0^T f(s)\mathrm{d}W_s\right].$$ Here $\{W_t\}_{t\ge 0}$ is a standard $\mathbb{R}$-valued Brownian motion and ...
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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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What is the difference between Calculus and Analysis? In Stochastic processes?

I guess one could say that Calculus is just a non-rigorous version of Analysis. What about in subjects involving stochastic processes? I took up masteral classes called stochastic calculus. I plan to ...
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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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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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Prove that $M(t)^2 - t$ is a martingale, $M(t)$ is a symmetric random walk

Prove that $M(t)^2 - t$ is a martingale, $M(t)$ is a symmetric random walk. My question here mainly has to do with the $F_{t}$ measurability of $M(t)^2 - t$, where $F_{t} = \sigma (X_1 , X_2, ... , ...
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Application of the Burkholder Davis Gundy inequality

The proof of the Feynman-Kac formula uses a lemma which I need to proof, but I can not figure it out. The lemma is the folllowing: Let $X$ be a weak solution of ...
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Interchangeability of the malliavin derivative with a lebesgue integral

I was curious to know the most general conditions under which a malliavin derivative $\mathscr{D}_t \int^T_t F_v d\mu(v) = \int^T_t \mathscr{D}_t F_v d\mu(v)$ commutes with a lebesgue integral? I was ...
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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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A textbook for a rigorous introduction to Stochastic Analysis with emphasis on stochastic differential equations

I'm looking for a good textbook for an introduction to Stochastic Analysis, preferably one that focuses on rigour. I am familiar with measure theory and basic probability theory. The direction I am ...
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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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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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Expected Value and Variance of a GBM Function

What is the the expected value of the process $Y = X^{3}$, where X satises the SDE $$ dXt = −X_tdt + σX_tdB_t $$ $(σ > 0)$ and $X_0 = 1$ I have two different answers: 1) I know that $X_t$ is a ...
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Tower Property for Expectations and Stopping Times

Let $(\Omega,(\mathcal{F_t})_{t\geq0},P)$ be a filtered proability space with $X\in L^1(P)$ and two stopping times $S$ and $T$. Show that \begin{equation*} ...
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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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Infinitesimal Generator of Ito Diffusion Process

Suppose one has the an Ito process of the form: $$dX_t = b(X_t)dt + \sigma(X_t)dW_t$$ The following is an excerpt from wikipedia My question is on how to derive this operator? It looks very ...
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Showing time changed brownian motion is martingale.

Let $W$ be a one dimensional Brownian motion and define, $$ X_t=W_{(\text{exp}(\beta t)-1)}\\ \hat{W}_t=\frac{1}{\sqrt{\beta}}\int_0^te^{-\frac{\beta s}{2}}dX_s $$ Show that $\hat{W}_t$ is a local ...
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Ito isometry for bounded Ito integral

Let $(W_t)_{t \in [0, T]}$ be a Brownian motion and $T$ be a finite time. If $\int^T_0 \beta_t d W_t$ is bounded and $\{ \beta_t \}_{t \in [0,T]}$ is locally integrable, I am curious whether the ...
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An application of Itô's lemma

I found this question in a past exam for a course on Financial Economics. Given the function $f(t,x)$, let $F(t,x)$ be a function such that $∂F/∂x = f$. (a) By writing Itô’s formula in ...
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Pathwise solution of a stochastic integral equation, without stochastic calculus

Let $f$ be a Lipschitz continuous function from $\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ and $W$ be a standard Brownian motion. I don't know any stochastic calculus (nothing about stochastic integrals, nothing ...
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Malliavin derivative of a Lebesgue integral.

Let $X_t$ a random process such that its Malliavin derivative is well defined for all $t$. Then I have read that : $D_s(\int_0^t \! X_u \, \mathrm{d}u)=\int_s^t \! D_s(X_u) \, \mathrm{d}u.$ What I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...