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

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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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Parameter estimation using characteristic function

Is it possible to do parameter fitting using log-returns data & the characteristic function(CF) in Matlab? I have been trying it on the Variance Gamma Scaled Self-Decompasable (VGSSD) model CF for ...
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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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Girsanov's theorem for OU process

Say that I've got the process $dr_t=a(b-r_t)dt+\sigma dB_t$ and that I want to calculate $E[\exp(-\int_0^T r_s ds)]$ by using Girsanov's theorem. How do I do this? I cannot seem to find an explicit ...
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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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Cubed Brownian motion

I have to do the following exercise: Let $(W_t)$ be a Brownian motion. (a) Does X given by $X_t:=W_t^3$ have constant expectation? (b) Is it a martingale? (c) Does it have independent increments? ...
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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 \\ ...
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volume of some stochastic processes

for a continuous and differentiable curve $\vec{x}_t$ in $\mathcal{R}^n$ parameterized by a single variable $t$, there is a well defined way of computing the volume of this one-dimensional manifold ...
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Expectation of a Poisson Process

Cars pass a certain street location according to a Poisson Process with rate $\lambda$. An old lady and her trusty boyscout want to cross the street at this location. They wait until they can ensure ...
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Conditional expectation and coupled set of ODEs

How to find a coupled set of ODEs and initial conditions for the deterministic functions $a$ and $b$ such that $$\mathbb{E}\left[e^{-\int_{t}^{T} W^2(u)du} | \mathcal{F(t)}\right] = e^{-a(T-t) - ...
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Addition corresponds to convolution and subtraction?

We know that if two random variables have proper densities, than the density of the sum of them is given by the convolution. But what can we say about the difference of two random variables? $X-Y$ ...
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Geometric Brownian motion - Volatility Interpretation

A Geometric Brownian motion satisfying the SDE $dS_t = rS_t dt+\sigma S_t dW_t$ has the analytic solution $$S_t = S_0\exp\left\{\left(r-\frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)t\right\}\exp\{\sigma W_t\}$$ Recently ...
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Proving $(\int_0^t f(X_s) dW_s)_{t \in [0T]}$, $f$ a $k$-Lipschitz function, is a continuous martingale

Consider $X =(X_t)_{t \in [0T]}$ progressively measurable with $X_t \in \mathbb L^p, \forall t \in [0,T]$ for $p\geq 1$ and $f$ a $k$-Lipschitz function. I would like to show that $(\int_0^t f(X_s) ...
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The pure jump part of Levy process and Martingale

Assume $X_{t}$ be a Levy process with generating triplet $(\sigma, \gamma, \nu)$. Here $\nu$ is the measure on $R$ satisfying $$ \int_{R}\min( 1,y^{2})\nu(dy)<\infty $$ According to the standard ...
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Clarification about a very simple stochastic integral

I'm studying stochastic integrals right now and I feel like this question is incredibly easy but I'm not sure. I want to evaluate $\int_0^t sdB_s$. Using Ito's formula I get $tB_t$ by setting ...
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Stopping time problem - Show that T is bounded

Let $a< 0 < b$ and $W_t$ is Brownian motion $T_a$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\le a$} $T_b$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\ge b$} T=min{$T_a$,$T_b$} $1)$ Show that $T$ $<$ $\infty$ My attempt : ...
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How to calculate the value of $E[X^4], E[X^6],E[X^8] $…?

I learned that when X is a normal random variable , $X$~ $N(0,1)$ , $E[X^2]=1$ $E[X^4]=1.3=3$ $E[X^6]=1.3.5=15$ $E[X^8]=1.3.5.7=105$ For the general case , when variance is s , how do you do ...
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Simple integral with stochastic Brownian motion integrand

Consider $$\int_0^t \sin(B_s) ds$$ where $B_s$ is standard Brownian motion, I was wondering can I write $$\int_0^t \sin(B_s) ds = - ( \cos(B_t) - \cos(B_0)) = - \cos(B_t) ? $$ by using the ...
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The relationship of $\sigma(f(X))$ and $X$

If X is a random variable and f is a measurable function, 1) Is f(X) measurable with $\sigma(X)$ ? 2) Is X measurable with $\sigma(f(X))$ ? Please give proof & example or counter example. Ok ...
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Can I make the substitution of dP when using the CDF?

Random variable $X \geq 0$ with parameter $\lambda>0$ and $X$ has the c.d.f. $$ F (a) = P{(X ≤ a)} = 1 − \exp(−λa)$$ for $a \geq 0$. Consider $Z = (λ'/λ)\exp(-(λ'-λ)X)$ Show that $E[Z]=1$ thus ...
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Stochastic Integration and Ito Calculus

Before reading this I must not I think I am a little behind on some of the prereq for this topic but I really want to be able to understand it in a relatively meaningful way. I am having trouble ...
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Non-interacting particles

Suppose $X(t)$ is a Markov chain taking values in $\{0,1\}^2$. Suppose $q$ is the q matrix whose positive valued entries are $q((0,0),(1,0)) = \beta_{0}$ $q((1,0),(0,0)) = \delta_{0}$ ...
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Please explain $E[S_{min(n,T)} ]= E [S_{0}]=0$

If $S_{n}$ is a simple random walk i.e $X_{k}= +/- 1$ with prob = 0.5 T = inf {n > = 0 |$S_{n}$ = 1} is a stopping time. T is finite almost surely. .Explain $E[S_{min(n,T)} ]= E [S_{0}]=0$ I know ...
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Maximal principle for elliptic or linear integro-differential operator

Consider $L$ the operator forming as $$ Lg= -g^{'}(x)+(g(x+1)-g(x)) $$. $h$ on $[0,\infty)$ satisfies the following integro-differential equation $$ Lh \geq 0 $$ with boundary condition: $$ ...
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Integrating the difference of brownian motion

I'm reading the solutions to an exercise where it is stated that $$\int_t^T\Big(W(u) - W(t)\Big)du = \int_t^T (T-u)dW(u).$$ But can someone enlighten me to what theorem/rule can be used to show this? ...
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Show that $ \text{ess-sup}_\Omega g (x+ B_T) = \sup_{y \in \mathbb R ^d }g(y)$

Show that $$ \text{ess-sup}_\Omega g (x+ B_T) = \sup_{y \in \mathbb R ^d }g(y)$$ where $B$ is a d-dimentional brownian motion , $x \in \mathbb R ^d $ and g a Lipschitz bounded function of $\mathbb R ...
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Approximation of stochastic processes in Protter

I'm reading Stochast integration and stochastic differential equation by Protter. In particular I have a question about Theorem 10 in chapter 2.4. Here Protter defines a simple predictable processes ...
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Markov processes and semimartingales

Semimartingales and Markov processes are two fundamental families in probability theory. There are many specific processes that belongs to the intersection of those two families, e.g. Levy processes. ...
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Stochastic Differential Equation- When martingale?

Suppose I'd like to check the martingale property for some SDE. What do I have to require for it to be martingale? I know that no drift is one requirement, but what are the others?
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Strictly increasing maps

For $p\ge n$, how many strictly increasing maps from $N^*_n$ to $N^*_p$ do exist, where $N^*_n = \{1, 2, \dots, n\}$ is the set of the first $n$ integers greater than 0 ? My answer: uncountable many. ...
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If two stochastic integrands are equal on some measurable set, will the stochastic integrals be equal on that set?

Given a $X$ semi-martingale on a filtered probability space $(\Omega,\{\mathcal F_t\}_{t\le\infty},P)$ I am trying to prove: For any $B\in\mathcal F_\infty$ and processes $a_1,a_2$ such that ...
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The uniqueness of solution for stochastic differential equation involved with sign function.

When I read a paper about Levy distribution thoerem (http://www.maphysto.dk/publications/MPS-RR/1998/22.pdf). In the first page, the author mentioned the following: There is a unique strong solution ...
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Independence random variables

I found two theorems in my notes and they seem to be somewhat complementary which made me doubt that both of them are true: a) Let $X,Y: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a measurable function and ...
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Diffusion processes

I am trying to work out a problem to which I have not found similar solutions on the website. Perhaps you can help me out. Let $X = (X_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a non-negative diffusion process which solves ...
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Reference or Intuition on a Stochastic Equation (Klyatski-Tatarski formula)

I am working through an already not so easy to find paper from the 70s, which in turn uses an even older result that i can not find at all. Im refering to ...
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Martingale and Stochastic equation

Using the Ito formula, I can show that the martingale $$ Z_{t}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-t}}\exp -\frac{B_t^2}{2(1-t)}\qquad 0\leq t<1 $$ admits the following differential $$ dZ_t=-\frac{B_t}{1-t}Z_tdB_t. ...
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Distribution of Stopped Brownian motion at hitting time of another Brownian motion.

Suppose $B_t$ and $W_t$ are two independent Brownian motions and $\tau$ is the first hitting time of $B_t$ to some $a >0$. Compute the distribution of $W_{\tau}$. We can try the characteristic ...
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A few questions about Stochastic Processes and Numerical Methods

I am having a few problems understanding the Ornstein Uhlenbeck solutions, on wikipedia under solution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornstein%E2%80%93Uhlenbeck_process) it described using variation of ...
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Distribution of ceiling function and absolute value of random variable

Given a distribution function $f_X$, where $X$ is some random variable. I want to get the distribution functions of $|X|$ and $\lceil X \rceil$( the last one may only have an easy form if $X$ is ...
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Unbiased estimate $\lambda^2$

Given a Poisson distribution I want to figure out whether $d:(x_1,...,x_n) \mapsto x_1^2$ and $d':(x_1,...,x_n) \mapsto x_1x_2$ are unbiased estimations for $\lambda^2$ ? I mean it would sound ...