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

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Transition density of Brownian bridge using generators

Let $X_{t}:=(1-t)\int_{0}^{t}\frac{1}{1-s}dB_{s}$. This satisfies SDE: $$dX_{t}=-\frac{X_{t}}{(1-t)}+dB_{t}$$ So the generator will be $A(f)=\frac{-x}{1-t}f'+\frac{1}{2}f''$ and so I think the pde ...
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Estimate on the Positive probability of not hitting finite measure sets in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$

In $d\geq 3$, we have that BM is transient a.s. i.e. $\lim_{t\to \infty}|B_t|=\infty$. But does this imply $1-P_x(T_A<\infty)>0$ for Borel sets $A\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with ...
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Computational rules for expectations of functions of wiener processes.

What are some general rules that are helpful for computation/calculation of expectations such as $$ E(X_t | \mathcal{F_s} ), $$ where $X $ is a function of Brownian motions $W_t$ and $\mathcal{F}$ is ...
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Joint convergence in distribution

I've one question concerning convergence in distribution of random variables: Let $X_n \rightarrow X$ and $Y_n \rightarrow Y$ for $n \to \infty$ where $\rightarrow$ denotes convergence in ...
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Hitting time of two dimensional continuous martingale

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ be a probability space, on which $\mathcal{F}_t$ is filtration satisfying general conditions. $W_{t}=\left(W_{t}^{1},W_{t}^{2}\right)^{T}$ is a two dimensional Brownian ...
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Hermite Polynomials and Brownian motion

I am asked to prove the following : Let $B_t$ be a standard brownian motion. The $n$th Hermite polynomial is $\displaystyle H_n(t,x)=\frac{(−t)^n}{n!} e^{x^2/(2t)} \frac{d^n}{dx^n}e^{-x^2/(2t)}$. ...
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Integral with respect to brownian motion

Let $f$ be a continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and $B_t$ be a standard Brownian motion. Define $X_t=\int_0^t f(s) dB(s).$ a) Show that $X_t$ is Gaussian and computer its covariance $C(X_s, X_t)$ ...
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Measure Preserving tranformation of the space of brownian paths

Let $O$ be an orthogonal transformation of $L2_{[0,\infty)}$. Let $1_{[0,1]}$ be the indicator function for $0 \leq s \leq t$. Also let $B(t)$ be a standard brownian motion. Define $W(t) = ...
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Testing numerical solvers with analytic solution to Ornstein-Uhlenbeck SDE?

I have an SDE I want to solve numerically that is fairly close to the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process: $$ dx_t=θ(μ−x_t)dt+σdW_t $$ which has analytic solution $$ ...
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Integrated Brownian motion: independent stationary increments?

Let $B_t$, $t\in [0,T]$ be a $d$-dimensional standard Brownian motion. Let $\sigma:[0,T] \rightarrow \mathbb R^{d\times d}$ be a deterministic function such that $$\sigma(u) = diag( \sigma_1(u), \dots ...
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Is this Stochastic integral a martingale ?

Let $(B_t)$ be a Brownian motion and set $X_t = \int_0^t B_t^2 dB_s$. Is $X_t$ martingale? My idea is to rewrite $X_t$ in terms of Ito's Formula $(f(x) = \frac{1}{3}x^3)$ $X_t = \int_0^t B_t^2 dB_s ...
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Hedging a long position-multiple periods [closed]

Consider a bank that has a long position in the lookback option of Example 1.2.4. The bank intends to hold this option until expiration and receive the payoff $V_3$. At time zero, the bank has capital ...
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Determining Bounds of a Generating Function of a Stopping Time [duplicate]

Consider the diffusion process $$DX_t=b(X_t)dt+\sigma(X_t)dW_t$$ where $\sigma\sigma*$ is positive definite and $b, \sigma$ are smooth and bounded. Given a one-dimensional domain bounded from 1 side ...
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Stochastic integral a Martingale? [closed]

Let $(B_t)$ be a Brownian Motion wrt. to a filtration $(\mathcal{F}_t)$. Set $X_t = \int_0^t B_s d B_s^7.$ Is $X_t$ a Martingale?
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Limit of sum of stochastic increments [closed]

Let $(X_t)$ be a continuous local martingale with respect to a filtration $\mathcal{F}_t$. Show that the limit $ \lim_{n\to \infty} \sum_{i=1}^{2^n} (X_{i/2^n}^4 - X_{(i-1)/2^n}^4)^2$ exist in ...
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Variance process of stochastic integral and brownian motion

Let $(W_t)$ be a Brownian motion with respect to a filtration $(\mathcal{F}_t)$. For all $t \geq 0 $ set $$X_t = \int_0^t W_s^2 \mathrm{d} W_s,\qquad Y_t = W_t^7.$$ Find the covariance process ...
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Mean of stochastic exponential

Suppose $X_t$ solves an SDE. Is it true to say that the identity, $$ \mathbb{E}\left[e^{X_t}\right] = e^{\mathbb{E}[X_t]+\frac{1}{2}\text{Var}[X_t]} $$ holds only when the drift and volatility of ...
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simple stochastic differentiate

someone can help me to differentiate $$a(t-1)+bt+(1-t)\int_{0}^{t}\dfrac{dB_s}{1-s}?$$ I've tried but I really don't know how to do with the last part.. Thank you somuch for your help
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About modifications of right-continuous stochastic processes

Lemma : Let $X$ and $X'$ be two right continuous(or left continuous) processes defined on the same probability space $(\Omega,F,P)$ be a modification then the two processes are indistinguishable. ...
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Kunita Watanabe Identity

I am looking for a proof of the following version of Kunita Watanabe Identity: "Let $M,N \in M_{c,loc}$ and $H$ be a locally bounded previsible process. Then $[H \cdot M, N ] = H \cdot [M,N]$" I ...
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Stratonovich integral

I'm having some troubles to calculate the Stratonovich integral $I(sin)(t)=\int_{0}^{t}\sin{B_{s}}dB_{s}$. I've tried with the limit of ...
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Show independence of stochastic integral and stochastic process

Let $ M_t $ and $ N_t$ be two continuous local martingales with respect to a filtration $ \mathcal{F}_t $. Suppose that $ M_t $ and $ N_t$ are independent and set $X_t = \int_0^t M_s^4 \mathrm{d} M_s ...
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Why can $\int_0^t f''(X_s) \, d\langle X \rangle_s$ not be a local martingale?

We know from Itos formula, if $X$ is a continuous local martingale and $f$ has two continuous derivatives, we can write $f(X_t)$ as $$ f(X_t) = \int_0^t f'(X_s) dX_s + \frac{1}{2} \int_0^t ...
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basic Stochastic differential equation

I'm sorry but I'm having some troubles to find a solution of this simple stochastic differential equation, $dX_{t}=2\sqrt{X_{t}}dB_{t}+2dt$ where $B_{t}$ is a Brownian motion, please can you help ...
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Asymptotic results for functions of order statistics

There are $n$ ($n \ge 3$) iid random variables $\{ {c_i}\} _{i = 1}^n$ on the interval $[\underline c,\bar c]$ ($\underline c>0$). The cdf $F(\cdot)$ and pdf $f(\cdot)$ are unkown to us, but we ...
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Infinitesiman generator of Time dipendent process

I'm trying to find the infinitesiman generator of this process $dY_{t}=\dfrac{b-Y_{t}}{1-t}dt+dB_{t}$ $0\leq a <1$, $Y_{0}=a$ where $B_{t}$ is a brownian motion; and I've found the solution: ...
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What does it mean for a stochastic process to be measurable?

In my first class of Stochastic calculus the professor said that a process X is measurable if the map $(t,\omega) \mapsto X_t(\omega)$ is measurable from $(\mathbb{R^+ \times ...
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Integral of Wiener Process and Central Limit Theorem

I am trying to solve the following exercise: (1) Given $W$ is a Wiener process, find a constant $M$ such that $\lim\limits_{t\to\infty} \frac{1}{t}\int_{0}^{t}\sin^2W_s ds=M$ (2) Then show ...
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Numerical solution of SDEs with fractional Brownian motion

I am trying to numerically solve some SDEs representing a nonlinear circuit (possibly chaotic) driven by noise: $$ dX = f(X) dT + \sqrt{P_{w}} dW + \sqrt{P_{f}} dC $$ where $X$ is my circuit state, ...
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Second Moment of Intensity Function of Stochastic Process

I'm trying to compute the 1st and 2nd moment of the intensity function of a Hawkes Process. The intensity function is of the form $$\lambda(t)=\lambda_0+\int_{- inf}^tv(t-s)dN_s$$ where $\lambda_0$ ...
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What is the Stochastic Differential Equation representation of a Poisson Process

What is the Stochastic Differential Equation representation of a Poisson Process? Can it be expressed as a function of $dW$ where $W$ is a Wiener process?
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Is exit probability monotonic in drift and diffusion coefficient?

Let $W$ be Brownian motion. Let $b_t$ and $\sigma_t$ be adapted to $\mathcal{F}_t^W$. Consider the SDE $$dx_t=b_tdt+\sigma_tdW_t.$$ Assume that $b$, $\sigma$ are such that $x$ stays non-negative. Fix ...
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Deriving Black Scholes using CAPM

I am referring to http://www.frouah.com/finance%20notes/Black%20Scholes%20PDE.pdf Section 3, which is a bit more detailed version of the original derivation from ...
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An equality in SDE.

I read an example in Shreve: How to get the equality in the last line?
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Covariance of m-fold integrated Wiener process

The problem I'm trying to perform a Bayesian approach to the Maximum Likelihood Estimation procedure of Wecker and Ansley (1983). To this end, I need to compute the full likelihood of the data given ...
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Second Moment of Intensity Function of Stochastic Process

I'm trying to compute the 1st and 2nd moment of the intensity function of a Hawkes Process. The intensity function is of the form $$\lambda(t)=\lambda_0+\int_{- inf}^tv(t-s)dN_s$$ where $\lambda_0$ ...
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Expected value and Variance calculation

Suppose $f$ is an uniformly distributed random variable with parameters $-1,1$ and $g$ is a Poisson-distributed random variable with parameter $\lambda >0$. We assume that $f$ and $g$ are ...
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Empirical Intensity Function

I would like to ask for help determining what other ways are there to compute the "empirical intensity function" of a process. In essence, given that I observe the occurrences of an event in time ...
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Final Step in calculating option prices under the Heston Stochastic Volatility Model

Let: $$ \alpha = -\frac{u^2}{2}-\frac{iu}{2}+jiu\\ \beta = \lambda-\rho \eta i u - j \rho \eta\\ \gamma = \frac{\eta ^2}{2}\\ $$ where $j \in \{0,1\}$ and $i^2=-1$, $g=\frac{r_-}{r_+}$ and ...
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Ito formula for integral function

Let $$dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$$ where $W_t$ is a Wiener process. Let $$Z_t = e^{-r(T-t)} \int_{t}^{T}{h(u,S(u))du} = g(t,S)$$ where $h$ is a known function of $t$ and $S$. How can we ...
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Rewriting Diffusion Processes: Combining Independent Wiener Processes

In stochastic calculus, a rule of thumb for computations is $(dW_t)^2 = dt$ for a Wiener process $W_t$. Say we have a diffusion process $dX_t = dW^1_t + X_t dW^2_t$, with $W_t^1, W_t^2$ independent ...
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Ito Isometry - Definitions

Three different lecturers have provided three different definitions of Ito Isometry. These are: Lecturer A \begin{align*} \mathbb{E}\left[ \left(\int_{0}^{\infty} h_{s}\,dW_{s}\right)^{2} \right] = ...
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Stochastic integral in Tanaka formula

Tanaka's formula is the following result $$|B_t| = \int_0^t \text{sgn}(B_s)\, dB_s + L_t$$ I can see how to show that the stochastic integral $$M_t = \int_0^t \text{sgn}(B_s)\, dB_s$$ is a martingale ...
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Itô process and covariance of two Brownian motion

I'm a novice in studying the stochastic different equation, and didn't know whether I have describe the question correctly. Here is the question: Suppose $$\begin{array}{rcl} ...
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Feynman-Kac representation for a PDE

I have the following PDE: $$ u_t + r x u_x + \frac{\sigma^2 x^2}{2} u_{xx} + h(t,x) u_y - ru =0 $$ $$ u(x,T,y) = y $$ I wanted to check whether the following representation is correct (I used ...
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Multi variable Langevin equation

I need to solve the following system $\frac{\partial f(t)}{\partial t}=a_1 f(t)+a_1 g(t)+s_1(t) \\ \frac{\partial g(t)}{\partial t}=a_3 f(t)+a_4 g(t)+s_2(t) $ with $s_i$ being a noise, ...
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Martingality Theorem: Solving expectation of a stochastic integral

I am trying to prove that: $$ \Bbb E\left[\int_s^t\sigma e^{-k(t-u)}\sqrt{V_u}dW_u\right] =0$$ Where: $$ dV_t=k~(\theta-V_t)~dt+\sigma\sqrt{V_t}dW_t $$ I have attempted to use Ito's formula on the ...
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Independent Brownian motions question

Let $B$ and $W$ be independent Brownian Motions and let $\tau$ be a stopping time of $W$. Is it true that $E[\int_0^{\tau} B_s \, dW_s] = 0\text{ ?}$ So far I have tried the following: The integral ...
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Optimal stopping problem

Consider the OU process: $dX_t = -X_tdt + dW_t$, $X_0 = 0$. Compute the optimal stopping time for the following problem: $$v = \sup_{\tau} E[|X_{\tau}| - \tau]$$ So far I have set $L\phi = 0$, ...
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Isometric in stochastic integral.

If $\{X_t\}_{t\ge 0}$ is a simple process. i.e.$0=t_0\le t_1\le\cdots\le t_n=T$ $\exists \xi_i\in\mathcal F_{t_i}$ s.t.$X_t(\omega)=\xi_i(\omega)$ when $t\in[t_i,t_{i+1}].$ $\{W_t\}_{t\ge 0}$ is a ...