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

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Is continuous L2 bounded local martingale a true martingale?

I can prove it briefly, but I found a "counter" example. (There must be a mistake in the following words...) I can prove: X is a continuous local martingale, with $X_0=0$ a.s, then X is $L_2$ bounded ...
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Estimation of a Ito's semi-martingale linear functional

Could someone check my solution for the following problem please? Or maybe propose a smarter/shorter solution. Consider a stochastic process $X=(X_t)_{t \in [0,1]}$ defined in a filtred ...
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Wiener Process $dB^2=dt$

Why is $dB^2=dt$? Every online source I've come across lists this as an exercise or just states it, but why isn't this ever explicitly proved? I know that $dB=\sqrt{dt}Z$, but I don't know what ...
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Difference of two convex functions

This is an exercise from a probability textbook on Ito's formula, basically Ito's formula extends to functions of this type. Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $f$ is ...
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solution of SDE: $dS_t=(\alpha S_t+f(t))dW_t$

does someone know how to solve the following SDE $$dS_t=(\alpha S_t+f(t))dW_t, S_0=s$$ where $f(t)$ is a deterministic function and $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion. Is there a explicit solution ...
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martingale and stochastic Integral

Let ${W_t}$ be 1 dimension Brownian motion and $X_t:=\exp(t/2)\cos W_t$ $t\in[0,T]$. Show that $X_t$ is martingale. I understood $df(t,W_t)=-\exp(t/2)\sin xdW_t$ , but I don't know why it become ...
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american put option

For a perpetual american put option $v(s)$, satisfies the following problem: $$\frac12\sigma^2S^2\frac{\mathrm d^2V}{\mathrm dS^2}+(r-D)S\frac{\mathrm dV}{\mathrm dS} - rV = 0\quad\text{for ...
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Haar basis on $L^2(0,1)$ - proof?

I have the following problem. We defined $\mathbb{H}=\{f_0,\quad f_{j,n} \quad j=1,...,2^{n-1} \quad n=1,2,...\}$ where for all $t\in[0,1]$ we put $f_0(t)=1$ and setting $K=2j-1$, $$f_{j,n}(t)=\left\{ ...
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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 are some open research problems in Stochastic Processes?

I was wondering, what are some of the open problems in the domain of Stochastic Processes. By Stochastic Processes. Any examples or recent papers or similar would be appreciated. The motivation for ...
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Translations of Kolmogorov Student Olympiads in Probability Theory

I am deeply interested in Kolmogorov's probability contest whose tests could be found in English for the five first years but there is no English translation to its problems from round 6 onward. I ...
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Limit of a Wiener integral

How to show that $$ \lim _{\alpha \rightarrow \infty } \sup_{t \in \left [0,T \right]} \left | e^{-\alpha t} \int _ 0 ^t e^{\alpha s} ~ dB_s \right | =0, \ \ \text{a.e.} $$ where $\left (B_s ...
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Proving that $T_t := S_t -\left| x \right| -\frac {n-1}{2} \int _0 ^t \frac {1}{S_u}~du$ is a brownian motion

Consider $B=(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ $\mathcal F_t$ - brownian motion in $\mathbb R ^n, \ (n\geq 2)$ starting at zero, in a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal F, (\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq 0}, \mathbb P)$. ...
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Hölder Continuity of Fractional Brownian Motion

I would like to prove the following theorem: Let $H\in (0,1)$. The fractional Brownian motion $B_H$ admits a version whose sample paths are $a.s.$ Hölder continuous of order strict less than $H$. ...
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About stationary and wide-sense stationary processes

I have just started with stochastical calculus, and I need some help with a pair of problems: $\bullet$If $X(t)$ is a mean square differentiable wide-sense stationary stochastical process then the ...
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Showing that a hitting time is $\mathbb P-\text{a.e.}$-finite

Let be $\alpha, \beta \in \mathbb R$ such that $\alpha < \beta $ and $x \in [\alpha, \beta ]$. Consider the random time $$T_x = \inf \{ t\geq 0 : x+ B_t \notin [\alpha, \beta]\},$$ where ...
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Characterization of hitting time's law. (Proof check)

Under the same assumptions of this early question, consider also a the random time $T_a := \inf\{ t > 0: B_t \geq a\}$ which is a stopping time. Since $M^\lambda$ is a continuous martingale, Doob's ...
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$dX_t=1_{X_t\not=0} dW_t$

Given The SDE : $dX_t=1_{X_t\not=0} dW_t$ with $ X_{0}=\xi $ how can I construct two obvious strong solutions to prove that SDE has non pathwise uniquenss Indeed Consider the stopping time $$ ...
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Ito's Lemma and Brownian Motion

Show by using Ito's Lemma, for $k \geq 2$ the following result hold. $$E[W(t)^k] = \frac{1}{2} k(k-1)\int_0^t E[W(s)^{k-2}]ds$$ where $W(t) = N(0,t)$ is standard Brownian motion. I think ...
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Why isn't the Ito integral just the Riemann-Stieltjes integral?

Why isn't the Ito integral just the Riemann-Stieltjes integral? What I mean is, given a continuous function $f$, some path of standard brownian motion $B$, and the integral: $$\int_0^Tf(t)\;dB(t).$$ ...
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Show $ \int _0^t \frac{\left|B_u \right|}{u}du < \infty \ a.e.$

How to show that for all $t\geq 0$ $$ \int _0^t \frac{\left|B_u \right|}{u}du < \infty \ a.e.,$$ where $ \left( B_t \right)_{t\geq 0}$ is the real standard brownian motion starting from zero ?
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covariance of integral of Brownian

What is the covariance of the process $X(t) = \int_0^t B(u)\,du$ where $B$ is a standard Brownian motion? i.e., I wish to find $E[X(t)X(s)]$, for $0<s<t<\infty$. Any ideas? Thanks you very ...
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Expectation value of a product of an Ito integral and a function of a Brownian motion

this problem has come up in my research and is confusing me immensely, any light you can shed would be deeply appreciated. Let $B(t)$ denote a standard Brownian motion (Wiener process), such that the ...
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Basic doubt about stochastic integrals over general local martingales

Consider $M = (M_t)$ is a continuous square integrable local martingale and $$ \mathbb H ^2(M):= \left \{ \psi =(\psi_t)\ \text{is a real previsible process s.t.,} \forall t\geq 0, \ \mathbb E\left ...
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Can we prove directly that $M_t$ is a martingale

Suppose we define the stochastic process $$M_t:=e^{\int_0^t\phi_s dW_s -\frac{1}{2}\int_0^t\phi_s^2ds}$$ where $\phi\in L^2[0,T]$, $t\in [0,T]$. Note that $M_t$ is just the stochastic exponential of ...
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Applying Ergodic Theorem on fractional Brownian motion

For a fractional Brownian motion $B_H$ consider the sequence for $p>0$ $$Y_{n,p}={1\over n}\sum\limits_{i=1}^n \left|B_H(i)-B_H(i-1)\right|^p.$$ By the Ergodic Theorem it is ...
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Checking proof that a given process is a martingale

I am interested in justify the well known result about the process $M^\lambda _t =\exp\left(\lambda B_t - \frac{\lambda^2}{2} t\right)$ being $\mathcal F_t$-martingale in the filtered probability ...
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When is the following local martingale strict local martingale?

By Section 5.5 of the book [Karatzas and Shreve 1991], the following 1-d SDE has unique weak solution in the form of \begin{equation} d X_{t} = X_{t}^{\gamma} \cdot I_{\{X_{t}\ge 0\}} dW_{t}, \ ...
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Are these two some kinds of generalized Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes?

An Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process is $$ d X_t = (\mu - X_t) dt + d W_t $$ We try to build a model using some generalized Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes. The first one is $$ d X_t = \exp(-|X_t- \mu|) ...
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Continuous local martingales with same crochet have the same law?

Consider $M= \left(M\right )_{t \geq0}, \ N=\left(N\right) _{t \geq0} \in \mathcal M_{c,loc} $ starting both from zero, such that, a.e.$ \langle M \rangle_t =\langle N \rangle_t, \ \forall t\geq 0$. ...
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Relation between $\text{d}M_t$ and $\text{d}B_t$ when $M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$

Let $B_t$ be a standard Wiener motion. What can we say about $\text{d}M_t$ and $\text{d}B_t$ when $M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$? Is there a relation?
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Expectation of exponential martingale and indicator function.

Let $W$ be a Wiener process, $r,\sigma \in \mathbb{R}_+$ and $S(T) = S(t)e^{(r-\frac12 \sigma^2)(T-t) + \sigma(W(T)-W(t))}$. I want to evaluate $$A:=E[e^{- \frac12 \sigma^2 (T-t) - ...
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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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Show that a process is no semimartingale

_Hello everyone! I got a little question about how to show that the process $X_t:=|B_t|^{\frac{1}{3}}$ is NOT a semimartingale. So far I tried to apply Ito. Since if $X_t$ was a semimartingale so is ...
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Too stupid to understand random variable questions?

I have two excercises: 1.) Let $X_1,X_2,X_3$ be independent uniformly distributed random variables on $[0,1]$. What is the density function of $X_1+X_2+X_3$? 2.) Let $X_1,...,X_4$ be independet ...
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Covariance combined with normal distribution

We have $N_1$ and $N_2$, normal distributed random variables with averages $µ_i=E[N_i]$ and variances $σ_i^2=Var[N_i]$ and $c = Cov(N_1, N_2)$. We want to compute $E[e^{N_1} I(N_2>0)]$, where I is ...
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Show that this semimartingale is a local martingale

Let $B_t$ be a standard Wiener motion, $I_t=\int_0^t|B_s|^2\!\text{ds}\ $and $S_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}B_s$. Let also $F:\mathbb{R}^2_+\times\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}_+\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ a ...
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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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Expected value of Stock Price, Poisson Process

I would appreciate a hint regarding the following question (taken from Durret, Essentials of Stochastic Processes, questions 2.38 "Let $S_t$ be the price of stock at time t and suppose that at times ...
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Asymptotic result on quadratic variation of a semi-martingale linear functional estimator

In the same context of this previous question. Consider $$ \mathcal E^{(n)}_t := \sqrt{n}(\widehat\Lambda_n(\phi)_t - \Lambda(\phi)_t )$$ I desire to prove that $$ \left \langle \mathcal ...
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Is independence preserved in this special setting under a change of measure?

This is a question due to the answer of Did in this post Independent increments of $X_t:=\int_0^t\phi(s) dW_s$. Precisely, we assume that the dynamics of a stock prices follows ...
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A solution's variance and mean

I have a stochastic differential equation of this type : $$ \ dX(t) = a dB(t)+k c t^{c-1} \cos(\theta(t))dP(t). $$ with $$ \begin{align} a,k &:\text{ constants }\\ B(t) &:\text{ Brownian ...