Questions on the calculus of stochastic processes, or processes that have a random component.

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Exponential Martingales - Properties

This question relates to the exponential martingale, \begin{align} Y(t) = \exp\left(-\int_{0}^{t} \lambda(s)\,dW(s) - \tfrac{1}{2} \int_{0}^{t} \lambda^2(s)\,ds \right) \end{align} and specifically ...
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How to understand the definition of weak convergence of stochastic processes

I have some problems with the definition of $\textit{weak convergence of stochastic processes}$. To ask my question, we start with two well-known definitions corresponding to measures and random ...
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prove $\sum\limits_{t=m+2}^n \sum\limits_{k=m+1}^{t-1} a_k \cdot X_{1,t-k} \cdot X_{2,t} = O_p(n^{1-\nu}) $ for $n \longrightarrow \infty$

Here are the preconditions required for the Lemma I have to prove: Let $X_{i,t}$ and $Y_{i,t}$ be random variables such that $E[X_{i,t}]^2 < \infty$ and $E[Y_{i,t}]^2 < C_1 \cdot \epsilon^k$ ...
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Wiener measure of smooth function in space of continuous function.

How do we show that the Wiener measure of class of smooth functions in $C[0, \infty)$ is 1?
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proving independence of stochastic integrals

Does anyone know how to show that the stochastic integrals \begin{equation} \bigg\{ \int_0^1 \cos \Big[ (n- \frac{1}{2}) \pi t \Big] \,dW_t \bigg\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \end{equation} are ...
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Confusion with indexes in this Stochastic D.E

I need to solve for $dS_n = 2S_ndt + 3S_ndB_t$ with $S_0 = 2$ If I were to substitute Ito's formula, would it appear in this form:? $d \ln S_n = f'(S_n)dS_n + \frac{1}{2} \sigma ^2 (S_n) ...
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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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Integral of Constant Parameter Martingale

What is the $\int_{1}^{t}W_1W_sdW_s$. This is the question solved by Kuo in his paper an extension of the Ito's Integral (2008) but there limit runs from $0$ instead of $1$.
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Local martingale being true martingale

I am doing a question Let $X$ be a continuous local martingale and suppose $\mathbb{E}\left[\sup\limits_{0\leq s\leq t} |X_s|\right]<\infty$ for each $t\geq 0$. Then $X$ is a true martingale. In ...
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Explicit computation of a simple expectation

Let $N_t=P_t-\lambda t$ be the compensated Poission process. Has anyone seen either of the following expected values $$E\Big[\Big(\int_0^tf_s\,dN_s\Big)^k\Big]\quad \text{or}\quad ...
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Men and Women enter a supermarket according to independent poisson process (stochastic process) [closed]

Men and Women enter a supermarket according to independent poisson processes having respective rates of two and four per minute. a) Starting at an arbitrary time, what is the probability that at ...
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Applying the martingale representation theorem

I'm having trouble applying the martingale representation theorem to examples of Brownian martingales $M$ and contruct a process $X$ such that if we have a Brownian motion $W$ then $M= X \cdot W$. ...
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Show that a certain functional of Brownian motion is a martingale

Question: Show that $(W^2_{t}-t)^2 - 4 \int_{0}^{t} W^2_{u} du$ is a martingale. I understand how to show that $(W^2_{t}-t)$ is a martingale, and I know that $4 \int_{0}^{t} W^2_{u} du$ is the ...
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Conditional (Truncated) Expectations > Unconditional Expectations

$x$ is a continuous random variable with $pdf$ given by $f$ in the interval $[0,1]$. There is a continuous function $\lambda(x):[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$ with $\lambda'(x)>0$ such that its ...
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Finding solution to this stochastic differential equation

Let $W, Z$ be two correlated Brownian motions with $dW\,dZ=\rho\, dt$. We also have the following three processes: \begin{align} dD_t &= rD_t \,dt & & (D_T=1, r>0)\\ dS_t &= rS ...
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Method for finding a arbitrage opportunity when market price of call is incorrect

The solution of the Black-scholes equation is the price of a European call. And the option price assumes the underlying stock is a geometric Brownian motion with volatility $\sigma_{1}>0$. ...
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two different Monte Carlo approaches

Assume that the function $f$ is integrable and maps $[0, 1]$ into $[0, 1]$. Consider estimating $\int_0^1 f(x)\,dx$ using two different Monte Carlo approaches. The standard approximation is applied in ...
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Fixed Point in a conditional expectations model

Assume $\omega$ is a random variable with a p.d.f $f(\omega)$. There is a function $\lambda(\omega):[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$ such that $\int_0^1\lambda(\omega)f(\omega)d\omega=\bar{\lambda}$ with ...
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Basic Stochastic Calculus

Let $B_t$ be brownian motion. Then if I need to calculate $\mathbb{E}[2(B_2-B_0)+(B_2+B_1)(B_3-B_2)]$ is this simply $0$ as independence results in: $\mathbb{E}[2(B_2-B_0)] + \mathbb{E}[B_2+B_1] ...
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Pricing an option on a mean-reverting assets

In an universe we have two assets and a predictor: $\frac {dS_{1,t}}{S_{1,t}}=(\mu_{1,1}+\mu_{1,2}X_t)dt+\sigma_{1,1}dB_{1,t}+\sigma_{1,2}dB_{2,t} $ $\frac ...
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How is the following solution derived to solve the SDE?

Let $Y_t$ be the Ito process given by $$dY_t = \theta_t dX_t - \frac{1}{2}\theta_t^2 dt $$ By applying Ito Lemma to $f(Y_t,t) = e^{Y_t} = Z_t$, we get the following SDE $$dZ_t = \theta_tZ_t dX_t$$ ...
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Functions of Brownian Motion and Time

Sorry, this will be a little long. I'm currently working on a problem where I basically have an SDE logistic equation: $$dX_t = diag(x_1,\cdots, x_n)[b+Ax-\lambda \eta(t)] dt + diag(x_1,\cdots, ...
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How do I solve this SDE (stochastic differential equation)?

I am stuck in trying to solve this equation \begin{align} d X_t = - b^2 X_t (1 - X_t)^2 dt + b \sqrt{1 - X_t^2} dW_t \end{align} Here, $b$ is a constant. I am trying to apply my usual methods for ...
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Stochastic integral where the integrator is zero in probability

We are given a continuous semimartingale $Y$ and a continuous process $B$ of finite variation. Hence, we know that $\langle B \rangle$, the quadratic covariation of $B$, is zero in probability. I now ...
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Application of Ito's formula to log and exponential

Let $X$ be a strictly positive continuous semimartingale with $X_0 = 1$ and define the process $Y$ by $$ Y_t = \int_0^t \frac{1}{X} dX - \frac12 \int_0^t \frac{1}{X^2} d \langle X \rangle. $$ Let the ...
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What is the distribution given by $\int^t_0 W_s^2ds$

Define $X_t=\int^t_0 W_s^2ds$, what will be the distribution of $X_t$? My approach is as follow: Let $f(s)=W_s^2s$, by Ito's lemma we have $X_t=W_t^2t-2\int^t_0W_ssdW_s-\frac{t^2}{2}$. Discretize ...
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Infinitesimal Random Variable

I have been very confused by the idea of infinitesimal random variables, namely letting $\{Z(\omega,t)\}_{t\in\mathbb{R}}$ be a stochastic process. What do we mean by $dZ$. Is this meant by ...
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Squared Bessel Process and Ito Lemma

$dX_t = \delta dt+ 2\sqrt{X_t} dW_t$, where $W_t$ is a standard Wiener process, Define $\tau =\frac{\sigma ^2}{2\nu(2 − \delta)}\left(1 − \exp \left(−\frac{2\nu t}{2−\delta}\right)\right)$ If ...
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Quadratic Variation of Increasing Process?

I am looking through my notes and I came across the following statement: Let $X_s$ be a positive local martingale and let $M_t = max_{0 \le s \le t} X_s$. Then since $M_t$ is an increasing process, ...
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Solving an expectation related to CIR process

I encounter the following question Let $X$ satisfy the SDE $$dX_s=k(\alpha-X_s)ds+\sigma\sqrt{X_s}dW_s$$ for $s\geq t$ with $X_t=x$, where $k,\alpha,\sigma$ are positive constants. Find the ...
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Stochastic Differential Equations - A Few General Questions

I just have a few questions about stochastic differential equations. I generally did a lot of pure math but signed up for a course on probability models and stochastic differential equations because I ...
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A distribution of a stopped Wiener process

Let $(W_s)_{s \geq 0}$ be a Wiener process and $\tau$ be a random variable with an exponential distribution with parameter $1$. Suppose that $W$ and $\tau$ are independent. Determine the distribution ...
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Does one necessarily need an MS in Math before taking a PhD in Math? [closed]

I finished bachelor's in mathematical finance and am nearly finished with master's in mathematical finance (I am already done with thesis), and I plan to pursue a PhD not in mathematical finance but ...
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A Doob-Meyer decomposition related question

First I will state the question and then I will show my answer, which I obtained by imposing an additional condition on the processes involved. I would like to get some help on how to solve the ...
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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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Determine for which values of some parameters a stochastic integral is a Brownian motion

Let $W_t$ be a Brownian motion on $(\Omega, F, (F_t)_t, P)$. Find all values of $a$ and $b$ such that the stochastic integral $$X_t=\int_0^t a+\frac{bu}{t} \;dW_u$$ is a Brownian motion. 1)So I need ...
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Transition density of a Geometric Brownian-motion

The solution to SDE $$dS(t)=\sigma S(t)dW_t$$ is $$S(t)=S(0)\exp(-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2t+\sigma W_t)$$ the transition density for this martingale is $$p(S(t),t;S(0),0)=\frac{1}{S(t)\sigma \sqrt{2\pi ...
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Convergence in finite-dimensional distributions of some integral

Let $(X^n_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a sequence of random real-valued processes that converges in finite-dimensional distributions, i.e. for all $k \in \mathbb{N}$ and for all $0 \leq t_1 < \dots < t_k$ ...
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If $M_t$ is a martingale, prove $\Bbb E \left[ M_T\int_t^T h_s ds |F_t\right] = \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T M_s h_s ds |F_t\right]$

If $M_t$ is a martingale, for $0<t<T$, prove $\Bbb E \left[ M_T\int_t^T h_s ds |F_t\right] = \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T M_s h_s ds |F_t\right]$. I can think of $LHS=M_T \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T h_s ...
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Proving the identity $P( X + Y = a)= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} P( X + y = a)f_Y(y) \, \text{d}y $

Suppose $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $X,Y$ are random variables. If it is needed, I can assume that $X$ and $Y$ are independent. I want to show, that the identity ...
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Differentiate probability max function

I have function as following $d(a,b):=pr(x-a>max{(y-b,0)})$ where a and b are constant and x and y are random variable. As this is a max function, it will have kink point hence, will not be ...
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Brownian motion with drift (stopping time and supremum)

Suppose $(B(t))_{t \geq 0}$ is a Brownian motion and $(B_{\mu}(t))_{t \geq 0}$ is a Brownian motion with drift, which is defined by $$B_{\mu}(t) := B(t) + \mu t, \ \ \ \mu <0. $$ With $T_{a} := ...
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Why is $\mathbb{P}(F\geqslant G) = \int_{\mathbb{R}} \mathbb{P}(F \geqslant g | G=g) \, D_G(g) \text{d}g$?

For random variables $F,G$ I have problems with understanding the equation $$\mathbb{P}(F \geqslant G) = \int_{\mathbb{R}} \mathbb{P}(F \geqslant g | G=g) \, D_G(g) \text{d}g, $$ where $D_G$ is the ...
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Help with Semimartingale decomposition.

I'm having trouble with the following question: Let $\{W_t\}_{t\geqslant0}$ be a one-dimensional standard Brownian motion defined on a filtered probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \{\mathcal ...
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Variance and expectation of the stochastic intergal [closed]

Compute the unconditional expected value and variance, and describe, as far as possible, the distribution of the random variable $Y_{t} = \int^{t}_{0} W_{s} ds $ with the hint below $\int^{t}_{0} ...
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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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Verifying $S(t)=S(0)e^{rt} + \sigma e^{rt} \int_0^t e^{-rs} dW(s) $ satisfies $dS(t) = rS(t)dt + \sigma dW(t)$

Consider the SDE $$ dS(t) = rS(t)dt + \sigma dW(t). $$ To solve this, I let $f(t,x) = xe^{-rt}$, so $\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} = -rxe^{-rt}$, $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x} = e^{-rt}$ and ...
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Quadratic Variation of a square-integrable Lévy process

I am having a problem with the following question. I have tried using the definition of square integrable martingales and quadratic variation, but just can't seem to get anywhere. Can anybody offer me ...
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Stochastic Differential Equation Question

So I'm again working on doing something similar to this paper and could use some help. In the paper they worked with the equation $N(t)[(a(t)-b(t)N(t))dt + \alpha(t)dB(t)]$. It's a normal logistic ...
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Limit of time integral of brownian motion

Can someone help explain the following, $$ \lim \limits_{t \to 0} \frac{1}{t} \int_0^t W_u\, du=\lim \limits_{t \to 0} \frac{W_0t}{t}=W_0=0\,? $$ Thanks!