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

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Removing deterministic discontinuities from semi-martingales

Let $X:=(X_t)_{0 \le t \le T}$ be a solution of the SDE $$ X_t = X_0 + \int_0^t \sigma(s,X_s) dW_s + \sum_{i=1}^n f_i(X_{t_i^-}) 1_{\{t > t_i\}}$$ where $t_1,\cdots,t_n \in [0,T]$ and $(f_i)_{1 \le ...
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Generated sigma algebra from Brownian Motion

Suppose that we have a Brownian motion and we define the P-augmented filtration by $$\mathcal{F}^W_t:=\sigma(\mathcal{F}^0_t \cup \mathcal{N})$$ where $\mathcal{F}_t^0:=\sigma(W_s;s\le t)$ and ...
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proving equalities in stochastic calculus

I am struggling with this question: FIRST PART (almost done, but stuck somewhere): Let $Z $~$ N(0,1)$ be a standard normal random variable, and define a function $F$ by the formula \begin{equation} ...
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In stochastic calculus, why do we have $(dt)^2=0$ and other results?

I'm doing actuarial problems of Exam MFE and it covers some of the stochastic calculus (like Ito's Lemma). One of the frequently used results are the so-called "multiplication rules": $(dt)^2=0$ ...
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Representation theorem for continuous process of finite variation

There is a martingale representation theorem If $M$ is a continuous $L^2$-martingale, there is a Brownian motion $B$ and a cadlag adapted function $\sigma$ such that $$ M_t = M_0 + \int_0^t ...
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Using Girsanov theorem to prove density of stopping time

Let $B$ be a standard Brownian motion and for $a>0$ and $b>0$, and set $$\sigma_{a,b} = \inf\{t\,:\, B_t + bt = a\}.$$ There are at least two ways to solve the following problem (the other one ...
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Brownian Motion and stochastic integration on the complete real line

I'm struggling to understand stochastic integration over intervals containing zero, i.e. integrals of the form $\int_{a}^{b} X_s \, d B_s$ where $-\infty \leq a < b \leq \infty$, $(X_t)_{t \in ...
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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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Determine if this is a Martingale

I am trying to check if the process $S_t$ is a martingale, where $\mathrm dS_t = \frac{I_{S_t > 0}}{S_t} \mathrm dW_t$, $S_0 = 1$. We know that $S_t$ is a local martingale because if we stop it ...
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2-D exponential functional brownian motion

I'm looking for the distribution of $X = \int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt$ and $Y = \frac{\int_0^T e^{-W_t} dt}{ \int_0^T e^{W_t}dt}$ (where $W_t$ is a standard brownian motion) On most ...
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Brownian motion integral

Let $(B_t)$ be a standard Brownian motion, $f$ a continuous function and $X_t = \int_0^t f(s)B_s ds$. I was able to prove that $(X_t)$ is a Gaussian process with zero mean and trying to find the ...
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Can infinitesimal generator be defined by the time-inhomogeneous stochastic process?

The following is the definition of infinitesimal generator from Oksendal. Let $\{X_t,t\in[0,T]\}$ be a time-homogeneous It\^o diffusion in $\mathbb{R}^d$. The $\textit{infinitesimal generator}$ ...
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Integrating the inverse of a squared bessel process - integrability

Let $X_t$ be a 4-dimension Squared Bessel Process (BESQ-4). Let $M_t$ be a continuous true martingale. Question: Does $\int_0^t \frac{1}{X_s}dH_s$ exist? If so, is it only a local or a true ...
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For $X_{t}=\exp\left\{\left(\mu-r-\frac{\sigma^{2}}{2}\right)t+\sigma W_{t}\right\}$, do we have $\mathbb{E}[\int_{0}^{\tau_{b}}X_{s}dW_{s}]=0$?

Let $X_{t}$ denote the solution to the SDE: $$dX_{t}=(\mu -r)X_t dt+\sigma X_t d W_{t}, \ X_{0}=1$$ i.e. $X_{t}$ is the process: $$X_{t}:=\exp\left\{\left(\mu-r-\frac{\sigma^{2}}{2}\right)t+\sigma ...
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Estimating/approximating a very high dimensional unbounded poisson's equation

Consider the poisson equation on an unbounded domain. Suppose that the solution is known to exist. $$ \Delta u=f $$ I would like to estimate the solution of the this equation at a given point $x_0$. ...
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Quadratic Variation of Increasing Process?

I am looking through my notes and I came across the following statement: Let $X_s$ be a positive local martingale and let $M_t = max_{0 \le s \le t} X_s$. Then since $M_t$ is an increasing process, ...
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Brownian motion with drift (stopping time and supremum)

Suppose $(B(t))_{t \geq 0}$ is a Brownian motion and $(B_{\mu}(t))_{t \geq 0}$ is a Brownian motion with drift, which is defined by $$B_{\mu}(t) := B(t) + \mu t, \ \ \ \mu <0. $$ With $T_{a} := ...
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Integration of independent Brownian motions

I am wondering if the following integral of stochastic Brownian motions has an analytical solution? $$ \int_{0}^{t}e^{\nu \tilde{V}_{\tau} - \frac{1}{2}\nu^{2}\tau}d\tilde{W}_{\tau} $$ where ...
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Can I get a PhD in Stochastic Analysis given this limited background?

General advice on PhD apps welcome Given my limited background in stochastic analysis and other information (below), can I apply for a PhD with stochastic analysis for my dissertation topic? 1/4 I ...
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Second derivative of a convex function in the Itō–Tanaka formula

This is the form of the Itō–Tanaka formula I have (Revuz and Yor): For $f$ a convex function and $X$ a continuous semimartingale, $$f(X_t)=f(X_0) ...
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Regarding proof of converse to Girsanovs theorem

This is regarding an argument from Arbitrage Theory by Thomas Björk - Theorem 11.6, but is attempted self contained. Consider a Wiener process W on probability space ...
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prove $\frac{e^{iuX_t}} {\mathrm{E}{[e^{iuX_t}]}}$ is martingale

...knowing that $X_t$ has independent increments and is adapted to its natural filtration, $u \in \mathrm{R}$ My problem is in particular how to show this process has finite mean...(can I use the ...
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Multipe Ito Integrals

Im working on a Lemma 10.8 in the Book "Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations by Kloeden And Platen" I have been stuck on one point. Can somebody help me to understand how he moved ...
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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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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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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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Essential supremum of a conditional expectation

Given the function \begin{equation} P(x,t) := \sup\limits_{t \le \tau \le T} E\left( g(X^{t,x}_{\tau}) \right) \end{equation} where $X^{t,x}$ is the unique solution to the SDE \begin{equation} X_u ...
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Upper bounds on the sum in a Martingale process

My question is related the hitting time of not a random walk, but a more general martingale process. Suppose we start with an arbitrary $x_0=x$ with $0\leq x\leq 1$. We compute $x_{t+1}$ from $x_t$ ...
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Example of a regular strong solution of an SDE, which doesn't satisfy a Lyapunov condition?

Let $$dX_t = a(t,X_t) \, dt + b(t, X_t) \, dW_t, \quad t \in [0,T]$$ be a stochastic differential equation, where $W$ is an $m$-dimensional Brownian motion, $X_0 = x \in \mathbb{R}^d$, and the ...
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Measurability of number of upcrossing $U_I(\alpha,\beta; X)$ in continuous time

These definitions come from Karatzas and Shreve, Brownian Motion and Stochastic Calculus. We may take for granted that $U_F(\alpha,\beta; X(\omega))$, the number of upcrossings over $[\alpha,\beta]$ ...
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Spectral process for the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process $X(t)$ is a centered, Gaussian process with covariance function $$B(s,t) = e^{-\vert t-s \vert /2}$$ The spectral measure is abs. cont. w.r.t. the Lebesgue measure ...
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Integrability in Ito isometry

Itō isometry from Wikipedia: Let $W : [0, T] \times \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ denote the canonical real-valued Wiener process defined up to time $T > 0$, and let $X : [0, T] \times \Omega \to ...
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Find a density function for the endpoint of this stochastic process

$(X_t, Y_t, Z_t)$ is a three-dimensional stochastic process described as follows: $X_t$ is a Brownian Motion. $Y_t = \int_0^t X_s ds$ $Z_t = \inf_{s \in [0, t]} X_s$ I would like to find a density ...
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Is this a valid method for time-integrating a stochastic process?

I have a stochastic process $X_t$, and I have a function $a(x | t)$ that reflects my beliefs about the value of $X_t$ ($a$ is a density function in its first parameter). I am studying the properties ...
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Stochastic differential equation solution suggestion

Any suggestion on solving the stochastic differential equation \begin{align} dW(t) = d\widetilde{W}(t) + \left(\frac{\kappa - W(t)}{\tau-t} - \frac{1}{\kappa - W(t)}\right)dt \end{align} where ...
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Stochastic calculus integral

How can I evaluate, or at least find an upper bound for, the following integral without the Hölder inequality, is there an alternate way anyone knows of: $$\mathbb{E}\left[\sup\left|\int_0^t\mu ...
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Variance of a Wiener process

Problem statement: a continuous wiener process $w(t)$ with unit incremental variance and $w(0)=0$ is given, and then we check the wiener process at every $h$ seconds, $h>0$ is a positive number. If ...
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Differentiate probability max function

I have function as following $d(a,b):=pr(x-a>max{(y-b,0)})$ where a and b are constant and x and y are random variable. As this is a max function, it will have kink point hence, will not be ...
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Stcochastic Integral and Ito Isometry

I am right now studying stochastic integral, and facing the following dilemma! I wjust want to check whether my understanding is right! The stochastic integral is defined by following: $I(t) ...
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Calculating a stochastic differential

Let $f$ be a real-valued function with bounded continuous second derivative $f''$, and $w(t)$ be a Wiener process. Let $$ V(t,w(t)) = f(w(t)) - \frac{1}{2} \int_a^t f''(w(s))ds. $$ I want to apply I ...
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Lebesgue Measure of “excursions” of Brownian Motion

I know that the set $S$ where a standard Brownian motion $M:=B[\mathbb{R}]$ attains a strict local minimum is a.s. dense in $\mathbb{R}$. For every point $s \in S$, consider the interval $(s,t)$ such ...
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Quadratic Variation and Semimartingales

It is clear that every (I am particularly interested in continuous) semimartingale has a well defined quadratic variation process. However, what can be said about processes that have a well defined ...
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Existence and uniqueness of strong solution of stochastic differential equation.

I am currently going through the proof of the existence of a solution of the SDE \begin{align} dX_t = bdt + \sigma dB_t \end{align} where $B_t$ is a Brownian motion wrt a filtration ...
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Find the density of the random variable X(t)(Kolmogorov Forward equation)

Let $V(x) = x^2 / 2+ W(x)$ where $W(x)$ is a smooth function with compact support. Let $f$ denote the probability density. $f(x) = \frac{e^{-V(x)}}{\int e^{-V(x)}dx}$. Consider the stochastic ...
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Solve stochastic differential equation

I have to solve: $dX_t=(4t-3X_t)dt+2tX_tdW_t=4tdt-X_t(3dt+2tdW_t)$ Let $$Y_t:=X_t \exp\Big(-3t-\int_0^t2sdW_s+\frac{2 t^3}{3}\Big)$$ $dY_t=X_td\Big[\exp \Big(-3t-\int_0^t2sdW_s+\frac{2 ...
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Calculate conditional expectation and variance

I have to caluclate the following expressions, can sb verify my results, please? $$E\left(\int_0^2W_t \, dt \mid F_1\right)$$ My result: $\displaystyle\int_0^1W_t \, dt + \frac{5}{2} +W_1$ ...
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Ito's formula applied to a stochastic function

The Ito's formula stated in my book is in the form $F(t,X_t)$, where $F: \mathbb{R}^{d+1} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a $d+1-$dimensional deterministic $C^{1,2}$ function and $(X_t)_{t \geq0}$ is a ...
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Sufficient condition for martingale property

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},(\mathcal{F}_t)_{t \geq 0},\mathbb{P})$ be a filtered probability space and $M=(M_t)_{t\geq 0}$ an $\mathcal{F}_t$-adapted stochastic process. If $$ \forall t<s, \ ...
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On Borell's Theorem (Gaussian processes)

Let ${X(t):t \geq 0}$ be a Gaussian process with mean $0$ and bounded (with probability $1$) sample paths. Borell's Theorem states then that for all $u>0$ we have $$P(\sup_{t \geq 0} X(t)>u) ...
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Why is the pathwise integral of $\alpha_s$ w.r.t the Lebesgue measure continuous?

My class notes on stochastic calculus say that the if $(\alpha_s(\omega))_{s\in \mathbb{R_+}}$ is progressive then $\int_0^t \alpha_s ds$ is a pathwise continuous process? How does the joint ...