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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
62 views

why hull white model has normal distribution?

consider hull white model $dr(t)=[\theta(t)-\alpha(t)r(t)]dt+\sigma(t)dW(t)$ when we solve the SDE above we have $r(t)=e^{-\alpha t}r(0)+\frac{\theta}{\alpha}(1-e^{-\alpha t})+\sigma e^{-\alpha ...
4
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Fokker Plank EQUATION

I would be grateful if you let me know an application of Fokker plank equation in a financial market or introduce a related paper to me. For example, when the price of stocks in our market satisfiy ...
2
votes
2answers
50 views

Smallest $n$ where $2 \cdot \sum_{k = 1}^{n} \frac{\left(\frac{n}{100}\right)^k}{k!} \geq e^{\frac{n}{100}}$

I'm having a problem with solving the following relation for $n$: $$2 \cdot \sum_{k = 1}^{n} \dfrac{\left(\frac{n}{100}\right)^k}{k!} \geq e^{\frac{n}{100}}$$ By trial-and-error I was already able ...
4
votes
1answer
140 views

Local maximum of brownian motions

Let $B=(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ be the standard Brownian motion. I want to show that for every $t_0 \geq 0$ $\mathbb{P}$($B$ has a local maximum in $t_0$)=0. I've already shown that for every ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

The joint distribution of running maximum in two dimension

How to calculate the probablity of $P(M_1(t)\leq x,M_2(t)\leq y)$, where $M_1(t)=a_1B_1(t)+b_1B_2(t)$ and $M_2(t)=a_2B_1(t)+b_2B_2(t)$ with $B_1(t)$ and $B_2(t)$ independent Brownian motions?
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Absolute convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \mathbb{P}(|X|>n)$

I want to show that if $X \in L^1$, where $X$ is a real-valued random variable, the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \mathbb{P}(|X|>n)$ converges absolute. My idea was the following: Since $X \in ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Markov Semigroups worked example

I have been reading this excellent paper on Markov semigroups, in which the assertion is made that a markov semigroup $\mathcal{P: L^1 \longrightarrow L^1}$ is defined by $\frac {d\mu}{dm}$ for some ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Stochastic integral of local martingales is an extension

I'm trying to prove that the stochastic integral defined for the set of square integrable local martingales is really an extension of ordinary stochastic integral. Define $\mathcal{H}=\{(H_t)_{0\leq ...
4
votes
1answer
248 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Show that $\omega\mapsto\int_a^bX_t(\omega)\;dt$ is measurable, for a real-valued and continuous stochastic process $X$

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\operatorname{P})$ be a probability space $X=(X_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a real-valued and continuous stochastic process on $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\operatorname{P})$ $0\le a<b$ I ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Fundamental theorem of calculus for the Lebesgue integral

Let $\lambda$ be the Lebesgue measure on the Borel $\sigma$-algebra $\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{R})$ $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be $\lambda$-integrable What's the easiest way to show $$\frac ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Closure of the set of elementary predictable stochastic processes

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\operatorname{P})$ be a probability space $\mathbb{F}=(\mathcal{F}_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a filtration on $(\Omega,\mathcal{A})$ $H=(H_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a real-valued stochastic ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

Eigenfunctions of an operator using Laguerre Polynomials

I am trying to find the eigenfunctions of the following operator: $$\mathcal{L}f=(-\gamma x+\frac{\mu}{x})f_x+\mu f_{xx}$$ I know that I must somehow use Laguerre polynomials, the solutions to the ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

$\sin(W_T)$ and Ito / Martingale Representation Theorem

I've been solving some exercises which require a function to be represented as an adapted stochastic process such that $$ X = \mathbb{E}[X] + \int_0^T \Theta(s)\,dW(s) $$ For example, $X = W(T)$ ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

An equality involving the Wiener process

The equality below appears as a step in a proof in a chapter titled "Itô Stochastic Calculus" in Brzeźniak and Zatawniak's textbook "Basic Stochastic Processes", Springer 2005 (in a solution to ...
2
votes
0answers
89 views

Absorbed brownian motion is a Markov process

I have been asked to prove that the Brownian motion absorbed at the origin is a Markov process. Formally, let $B_t^x$ be a Brownian motion originating from $x>0$ and let $\tau^x_0 = \inf\{t>0 : ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

Product rule with stochastic differentials

I am encountering difficulty in seeing how this relationship holds: with $S_T$ being stock price at time $T$, I want to find the sde for $S_t e^{-rt}$ $$dS_t = rS_tdt + \sigma S_t d\hat B_t$$ Where ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

Ornstein–Uhlenbeck SDE.

I am trying to understand the solution to the following exercise, however it is kind of poorly written. Can someone please explain it to me? For $V = (V_t)$ the solution to the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck SDE ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

How to show stochastic differential equation is given by an equation

I I tried using substitution and I got an extra integral at the end and do not know how to proceed. Can anyone help me to break this down?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

stationary process with discontinuous spectral distribution function

Let's say we have a zero mean stationary process $X_t$ with spectral distribution function $F$, then the autocovariance function of $X_t$ can be written as ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Stochastic continuity

Let $(X_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R}}$ be a square-integrable real-valued process with a continuous mean value function $\mu:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ and a continuous covariance function ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Large Deviation Theory

Consider a differential equation of the form: $$dX_0 = f(X_\epsilon) dt$$ and it's perturbed form: $$dX_\epsilon = f(X_\epsilon) dt+ \epsilon dW(t)$$ It's well-known that if one assumes $f$ is ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Reflection principle application

I want to calculate the probability: \begin{equation*} P(W_4>2, \inf_{0\leq t\leq4} W_t >-1) \end{equation*} and $W$ is a Wiener process. I tried: \begin{equation*} P(W_4>2, \inf_{0\leq ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Applying Picard-Lindelöf iteration to a stochastic integral equation

Suppose we have the following stochastic integral equation (we can make it an SDE) where $W$ is a standard Brownian motion $$ X_t = 1 + \int_0^t X_s d W_s. $$ I want to show that by using Picard ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Application of Ito's formula

I have the following process: \begin{equation*} X_t= \exp \left(\int_{0}^{t}s \, dB_s-\frac{t^3}{6} \right), \end{equation*} where $B$ is a Browinan motion. My textbook asks to write Ito's formula ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

Ito's formula for this stochastic differential - please explain this step?

Referring to those two lines, can someone please explain how those results were obtained? My understanding is, the following formula is being referenced: $$dV_t = dV(S_t,t) = \frac{\partial ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Itô integral of an elementary process

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\operatorname{P})$ be a probability space $\mathbb{F}=(\mathcal{F}_t,t\ge 0)$ be a filtration on $(\Omega,\mathcal{A})$ $H=(H_t,t\ge 0)$ be a stochastic process on ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

function of independent random variables

I have following question: If $X$ and $Y$ are independent, then are $g(X)$ and $g(Y)$ independent as well, for any real function $g$?
5
votes
1answer
66 views

Can we derive the PDE followed by a marginal transition probability density?

A pair of correlated stochastic processes follow the SDEs \begin{align} dX_t&=a(t,X_t)\,b(t,Y_t)\,dt+c(t,X_t)\,d(t,Y_t)\,dW_t, &&X_0=\bar{x}\\ dY_t&=f(t,Y_t)\,dt+g(t,Y_t)\,dZ_t, ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Is this a self-financing portfolio?

I have $S_t = 10 + B_t$, $\beta_t = 1$, $a_t = 2B_t$, $b_t = -t - B_t^2 - 20B_t$ Then the value, $V = a_t S_t + b_t \beta_t$ Is this a self financing portfolio? Note, $B_t$ is brownian motion I am ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Why can we consider the Brownian motion as being a mapping into the space of continuous functions, even though its paths are only a.s. continuous?

Let $B=(B_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a Brownian motion on a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{A},\operatorname{P})$. By definition of $B$, for $\operatorname{P}$-almost every $\omega\in\Omega$ ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Stopped brownian motion

Assume $B_t$ is a standard complex (or 2D if you wish) brownian motion and $\tau$ is a stopping time relative to $B_t$. I want to know if it is possible to construct another brownian motion $W_t$ such ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

What is the distribution of a stochastic process?

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{A})$ be a measurable space $E$ be a Polish space and $\mathcal{E}$ be the Borel-$\sigma$-algebra on $E$ $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ $X_t$ be a random variable on ...
3
votes
1answer
166 views

Regarding “Two Singular Diffusion Problems” by William Feller

I'm currently reading the research paper, Two Singular Diffusion Problems, by William Feller (1950). However, I don't understand how Feller derived the solution $(3.5)$ given equation $(3.4)$ in his ...
4
votes
0answers
76 views

Relationship of SDE and Feynman-Kac PDE

I am struggling with this problem: Given a stochastic differential equation $$ dX_t = b(X_t) dt + \sigma (X_t) \,dW_t $$ where $W$ is a Brownian motion and the functions $b$ and $\sigma$ are ...
2
votes
1answer
105 views

Prove that a right-continuous stochastic process is product measurable

Let $X=(X_t,t\ge 0$ be a real-valued stochastic process on a measurable space $(\Omega,\mathcal{A})$ with almost surely right-continuous paths $\mathbb{F}:=(\mathcal{F}_t,t\ge 0)$ be a filtraiton on ...
4
votes
1answer
150 views

Probability distribution of $\int_0^t \frac{W_s}{s} \,ds$

I am currently working on an exercise that requires the knowledge of the distribution of $\int_0^t \frac{W_s}{s} \,ds$, where $W$ is a Brownian motion. I can compute the distribution of $\int_{0}^T ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Passing Expectation into Series (specifically Sine)

I want to show that this is true: $${ \mathbb{E}\big[\sin X_t \big]} = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^{n}{ \mathbb{E}\big[ X_t^{2n+1} \big]}}{(2n+1)!}$$ ($X_t$ is a Brownian Motion). By linearity I ...
-1
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
122 views

Ito Differential Equation example [closed]

Could someone explain Ito through an example as following? How to use Ito differential equation to find $dy$ , where $y = e^{w(t)}$
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Expectation of squared Ito integral

Let $\omega$ be a standard Brownian motion. How do you compute the expectation involving the square of an Ito integral: $ ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Prove that an operator from $L^2(\Omega;C(s,T;\mathbb R^n ))$ into itself is well defined

I need an help proving the following estimate. First, we fix the notation. Let $L^2(\Omega;C(s,T;\mathbb R^n ))$ be the set of continuous and adapted processes $\{X_t:t\in [s,T]\}$ (valued in ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Function of mean square continuous process

I have been asked to prove that, if $\{X_t\}$ is a ($n$-dimensional) mean square continuous process and $f:\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^d$ is a Lipschitz function, the process $\{f(X_t)\}$ is ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Application of martingale representation theorem

I am reading a proof that uses the following fact without proof (a bit strange): Let $W$ be a real Brownian motion generating the right-continuous, completed filtration $\{\mathcal{F}_t \}_{t \geq ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Proving that a process is a positive martingale

Let $X$ be the strong solution to the SDE $$ dX_t = \tanh X_t \,dt + dW_t, $$ where $W$ is a scalar Brownian motion defined on a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F} ,\mathbb{P})$. (Such solution ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Condition for the mgf of a stochastic integral to be finite

Fix $t>0$, let $B$ be a Brownian motion and let $\sigma$ be a previsible process such that $$\mathbb{E}\left[\text{exp}\left(\frac{1}{2}\int_0^t\sigma_s^2ds\right)\right]<\infty.$$ Then is ...
3
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

Density of running supremum of Brownian motion until a stopping time

I am stuck on an exercise in my book: The question relies on the following fact: Let $M$ be a continuous, non-negative local martingale such that $M_0=1$ and $M_t \rightarrow 0$ almost surely as ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

gaussian process convergence

if I have a series of gaussian processes : ($W_{t}^{n}$ is gaussian process for every n) and I know that for every t there exist $W_t $ s.t $ E|W_t^n-W_t|^2\to0 $as $n\to \infty$. how can I show that ...