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

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Mean and Variance of Gaussian Process

Let $B = (B_t : t \geq 0)$ be a standard Brownian Motion. Fix $0 \leq s \leq t$. How can I prove that, conditionally on $\{B_s = x, B_t = z\}$, the intermediate value $$B_{\frac{t+s}{2}}$$ has ...
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Lifetime of a spaceship run by three computers

A spaceship is controlled by three independent computers. The ship can function as long as at least two of the three computers are functioning. Suppose the lifetimes of the computers are i.i.d. ...
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Sufficient condition for time-changed quadratic covariation to vanish in probability

Let $(M_t^n)_{t \geq 0}$ be a sequence of continuous martingales of the form $M^n_t = \int_0^t X^n_s \, dB_s$ where $B_s$ is a Brownian motion. Let $\tau^n(t)$ be the time change associated to $M_t^n$ ...
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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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Fourier transform of n-th power of autocorrelation of a random process

I'm having troubles in understanding how Fourier transform of the n-th power of a time function is obtained. In particular I came across to a particular result with respect to the calculation of the ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process and Markov property

There isn't a similar question in the forum, so here it goes. Firstly, let the O-U velocity process be defined as $$ dV_t = -\beta V_t dt + \sigma dB_t $$ with $V_0 = v$, and $B = (B_t), t \geq 0$ a ...
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Running average of Brownian motion

Question : Let us define the cumulative sum (Brownian motion): $$x_k = \sum_{i=1}^k y_i$$ and the running average : $$ \overline{x_k} =\frac{1}{W}\sum_{i=k-W+1}^k x_i$$ for $ k>W $, $W$ ...
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Relation between two stochastics

I got stuck trying to figuring out how to show the following question in probabilistic theory: "We say that A and B (with P(A), P(B) > 0) attract each other when P(A|B) > P(A)." I've shown that ...
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Resource for Stochastic Calculus and Ito processes

May someone please recommend a book or website where one can learn Stochastic Calculus and Ito processes from scratch.
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Poisson integral and discontinuous martingale (Ito-Levy formula)

Consider compounded Poisson process $P$ given by $P_t = \int_0 ^t \int _{\mathbb R}z~ N(dr,dz)$ where $N$ is a Poisson random measure of intensity $dt \otimes \nu$ and $\nu $ is a Levy measure. Why ...
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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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Relation between autocorrelation and mean of a stochastic process

It is said that if the autocorrelation approaches zero as $\tau$ tends to zero, then the mean of the stochastic process is also zero. I am having trouble understanding the above concept. Say we have ...
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What does it mean by “mean of a process”?

Say $X(t)$ is a stochastic process. Now when it says that the mean of the process, does it mean that the mean of $X(t)$. Elaborating further, a process is an collection of random variables - ...
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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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Variance of Ito Integral

I want to find the variance of the Ito integral: $X(t)=\displaystyle \int_0^t\sqrt{s}WdW$ where W is a Brownian motion and s is the variable of integration. This is what I have done so far: ...
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Determining $dX_t$ for stochastic equations, and which of these are $\mathcal{F} $ - martingales?

I want to write down an expression for $dX_t$ for both: i. $X_t=t^2W_t^2-2\int_0^t(sW_s^2+s^2)ds$; and ii. $X_t=W_t^2-tW_t$ What is the process I would use for differentiating these stochastic ...
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Path solution for a SDE

I would like to get help in solving an Ito stochastic equation: $dY_t=-dW_t \, (Y_t^2+1)$ The process $W_t$ is the standard Brownian motion. Is it possible to get a path solution solution in terms ...
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Question on complex valued local martingales

So I was reading and found that the following was given as an example of a complex valued local martingale: $M_t = e^{\int_0^t f(\omega,s)dB_s - \frac 12\int_0^tf(\omega,s)^2ds}$ with $f(\omega,s) = ...
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$\mathbb{E}[B_t-B_s], \mathbb{E}[\exp(\sigma(B_t-B_s))]$ etc.

This may be a duplicate but I cannot find the corresponding question. I have been asked to show: $\mathbb{E}[\exp(\sigma(B_t-B_s))] = \exp\left(-\dfrac{\sigma^2}{2}(s-t)\right)$ As a side note I ...
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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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Ito's Lemma for Integral

Let $S$ follow GBM with $dS=(r-q)S\,dt+\sigma S\,dW$ where $W$ is a standard Brownian motion. Define $I_t=\int_0^t qe^{r(t-u)}S_u \,du$, then how can I determine $dI_t$? The answer should be ...
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Does this Stochastic Differential Equation have a name?

I came across this SDE and since I am not an expert I am wondering if this SDE is known to have an closed form solution for first passage times. The SDE is $$dY_t=(a+be^{ct}) \, dt+\sigma \, dB_t$$ ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process written explicitly

I need to show that the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, $$ dX_t = -\theta X_tdt + dB(t) $$ Where $X_0=0$, $B(t)$ is Brownian motion and $\theta>0$ can be written explicitly as: $$ X_t=B(t) - \theta ...
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Solving the SDE $dX_t=bdt+cX_t dW_t$

I want to solve the SDE $dX_t=bdt+cX_t dW_t$, $X_0=0$ for $b,c\in\mathbb R$. I start by rewriting this as $$dX_t=(\mu_1+\mu_2 X_t )dt+(\sigma_1+\sigma_2 X_t )dW_t$$ where $\mu_1=b, \mu_2=0, ...
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Solution to a stochastic differential equation

I could really do with some help on this question, have no idea where to start. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank u in advance. I am given $$\begin{align}dx(t)&=(1+x(t))dt + x(t) ...
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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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Weak stochastic integral

I recently encountered the following object, referred to as "weak stochastic integral" in the book of SPDE's by Prévôt/Röckner [PR07]: $$ \int_0^T \langle \Psi \,\mathrm dW(t), \Phi(t)\rangle $$ A ...
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Do stochastic processes form a Banach space?

I'm interested in solving a particular integral equation: $$g(X) = \int_0^1 K(X,p)f(p) \ dp$$ where $f(p)\in L^1([0,1])$ and $X$ is a stochastic process of finite length; i.e. a collection of random ...
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Invariant measure of Euler-Maruyama Discretisation of an Ito diffusion

Let $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a diffusion process with dynamics governed by the stochastic differential equation \begin{equation} dX_t = b(X_t)dt + \sigma(X_t)dW_t, ~~ X_0 = x_0, \end{equation} where ...
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Second Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing

It seems that there is a step missing in the proof of the second Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing in Shreve's Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Does anyone know how to show the following: If ...
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Question on Martingales and Brownian Motion

I've run into an issue and I am unsure of how to proceed. In the text I'm working through, the following is left "as an exercise to the reader." Normally proofs listed as such tend to be fairly simple ...
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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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Deriving the PDE for basket option

The payoff for basket option is max($w_1S_1+w_2S_2 -k,0)$. Using Ito's formula, I need to derive the PDE, where $dS_1 = rS_1dt + \sigma_1 S_1dW_1$ $dS_2 = rS_2dt + \sigma_2 S_2dW_2$ I need some ...
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continuous time markov process - first passage time

Let $(X_t)_{t\ge0}$ is a continuous time-homogeneous Markov diffusion process such that $X_0=y$. Let $$p(x,t|y)=d\Pr(X_t\le x|X_0=y)/dx$$ be the respective transition probability density. Let ...
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$dX_t=-\mu X_tdt + \sigma dW_t$. Prove that $X_t = e^{-\mu t}X_0 + \sigma \int_0^t e^{-\mu(t-u)}dW_u $

So the solution says use Ito-s formula, taking $Y_t:= e^{\mu t}X_t$ to obtain $dY_t = [\mu e^{\mu t}X_t - e^{\mu t}\mu X_t + e^\mu t \sigma dW_t] $. As far as I can see though, Ito's formula says ...
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Ito formula for $f(X_t, Y_{t-s})$

I have a situation where I have two stochastic processes (say 2 OU processes) and I have the function $f(X_t, Y_{t-s})=\frac{X_t}{Y_{t-s}}$. How do I apply Ito lemma in this case?(is Ito lemma still ...
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Use Ito's Lemma to show:

I am somewhat unsure how to go about showing this: Use Ito's Lemma to show for any deterministic differentiable function, $f$: $$ \int_0^t f(s) dB(s) = f(t)B(t) - \int_0^t B(s)f'(s)ds $$ Where $B(t)$ ...
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double area integrals over coherence functions on circles

I am having trouble showing the following, which shows up from coherence theory: $\frac{\pi b^2}{\alpha^2}(1-J_0^2(\alpha b)-J_1^2(\alpha b))=\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^b\int_0^b r_1r_2\frac{J_1\left ...
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Integrating brownian motion times exponential function

I am trying to calculate $$\int_0^tB_se^{\lambda s}ds$$ but I am unsure of how to start the computation. The motivation behind this is that I read (and am now trying to prove) that ...
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An exercise from Revuz, Yor; equality in distribution of 2 integrals.

Here is the exercise I have been struggling to solve. It is taken from this book by Revuz and Yor: link. Here is the full text of the problem ( Exercise 3.32, chapter 4). Exercise (3.32). Let $B$ and ...
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Law of large numbers variant?

I have the following: Let $(X_n)$ be a sequence of i.i.d. random variables. (a) Assume $\frac{1}{n} S_n=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ converges a.s. to a real-valued random variable $Y$. Show that ...
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Girsanov's theorem and simulation of bond prices

Assume that we want to calculate the time $t=0$ price of a bond: $B(0,T) = E_P[\exp(-\int_0^T r_s ds)]$, where $r$ is the interest rate following the SDE $dr_t=k(\theta-r_t)dt+\sigma ...
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Ito's Lemma and Geometric Brownian Motion With Jumps

I have a price process: \begin{equation} dF_t = d\Pi_t - \mu_\pi \sigma_t F_t \gamma \, dt + \sigma_t F_t \, dz \end{equation} And wish to simulate the process $x_t = \ln(F_t)$ by Euler method, ...
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Product of $n$ i.i.d. random variables

Let the variable $Z$ equal $Z = XY$ where $X$ and $X$ are two i.i.d. continuous random variables which distributions are given by $f_X()$ and $f_Y$. The distribution of $Z$ is given by: $$f_Z(z) = ...
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Finite expectation of renewal process

Let $T_n$ be a random variable with $T_n=X_1+...+X_n$ where the $X_i$'s are iid. Further we set $N(t)=max\{ n: T_n\leq n\}$ with the property $\Pr(N(t)<\infty)=1$. I want to prove that ...
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Why does the price term in Vega disappear for a European call option?

In my course, I have been asked to prove a number of statements about "the Greeks" from the Black-Scholes model for pricing a European call option with no dividends and a strike price of $K$. One of ...
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Change of Measures for Lévy-Processes

If $X$ is a Lévy-Process on a filtered probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F}_t, \mathbf P)$ and $Q$ an equivalent probability measure. Under which circumstances is $X$ also a Lévy-Process under ...
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What does this mean in the context of Stochastic Calculus?

I've reading into some Stochastic Calculus books and I've been stumped by two concepts used recurringly in the book. The first is a subscripted 1 which appears in the definition of a simple process ...
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2 2-dimensional Brownian motions are close to each other

Suppose $B^1$ is a standard 2 dimensional Brownian motion and $B^2$ is a 2 dimensional Brownian motion with mean zero and covariance matrix $\Gamma = \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ b & a \\ ...