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

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How to use Itō in this very simple case

I want to apply Ito for the following process: \begin{equation*} X_t = tW_t + \int_0^t W_u du, \end{equation*} where $W$ is a Brownian motion. I have no trouble with the part $tW_t$ This can be ...
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Independence of linear combinations of Brownian motions

Let $0<s\leq t\leq u\leq v$ and $W_x$ be a Brownian motion. Show that $aW_s+bW_t$ and $\frac{1}{v}W_v-\frac{1}{u}W_u$ are independent for $a,b$ satisfying $as+bt=0$. The question seems easy but ...
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What is the pdf of $X$, where $dX_t = -aX_t + d N_t, N_t$ is a compound Poisson process?

I would like to find the probability density function (at stationarity) of the random variable $X_t$, where (I'm not sure this notation makes sense, I'm not very familiar with the stochastic calculus ...
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Are $X$ and $Y$ necessarily normal if the the sum $Z=X+Y$ is normal?

Of course, asking the question the other way round is straightforward to answer as via the convolution we find that the sum of two normal distributed variables is again normal. But however, is it ...
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What are the conditions for $E[\int_0^tf(W_s,s)dW_s]=0$?

Let $W_t$ be the standard Brownian Motion. I am interested on the conditions on $f(\cdot)$ that guarantee that the expectation of the Ito integral below is zero: ...
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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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Example of an adapted but not progressively measurable process

I'm looking for an example of a stochastic process $X$ that is $\mathbb{F}$-adapted, but not progressively measurable. One example I found is the following: $(\Omega, \mathfrak{A}) = (\mathbb{R^+}, ...
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Stochastic Integral basics

As far as I understand, the stochastic integral is defined so that we can make sense of something like this: \begin{equation*} X_t = x_0 + \int_0^t g(s) ds + \int_0^t f(s) dW(s) \end{equation*} ...
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Total Differential / Ito dynamics

I found this process in a scientific paper: $M_t = \int_{0}^t e^{-(t-u)} \frac{dS_u}{S_u}$ where $dS_t = S_t (\phi M_t + (1-\phi)\mu_t) dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$ and I want to compute the ...
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No drift brownian motion problem

Given two same brownian motion with no drift and different variances: $$dG_1= \sigma_1 G_1 dW $$ $$dG_2= \sigma_2 G_2 dW $$ and two barriers $P_1 > P_2$ assuming that $ \sigma_1 > \sigma_2 $ ...
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Density of the Absorbed Process

The curiosity arose while reading the Ch.18 of Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time 3/ed, dedicated to pricing Barrier Options. Definition 18.1 For any $y\in R$, the hitting time of y, $\tau(X,y)$, ...
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Slight generalisation of the distribution of Brownian integral

I think I have seen once that if the processes $\sigma$ and $W$, a Brownian motion, are independent then one has that $$ E \left[\exp \left(iu\int_t^T \sigma_s \, dW_s\right) \mid \mathcal{F} \right] ...
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Implementing Ornstein–Uhlenbeck in Matlab

I am reading this article on Wikipedia, where three sample paths of different OU-processes are plotted. I would like to do the same to learn how this works, but I face troubles implementing it in ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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$\sin(W_T)$ 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, $X = W(T)$ ...
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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 ...
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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 : ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 $g$?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 $\omega\in\Omega$ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...