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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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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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$\int_t^T 1_C\cdot A\;d\!X=1_C\cdot\int_t^T A\;d\!X$ for $C\in\mathcal F_t$?

Given a semi-martingale $X$ on a filtered probability space $(\Omega,\{\mathcal F_t\}_{t\le\infty},P)$, an integrand $A$ and a set $C\in\mathcal F_t$. Show: $$\int_t^T 1_C\cdot ...
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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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Stochastic Integrals and Martingales

I am attempting the following proof but two aspects of the solution confuse me: Given \begin{align} I^{n}_{t} = \int^t_0 \Delta_u^ndW_u = \sum_{j=0}^{k-1}\Delta_{t_{j}}(W_{t_{j+1}}-W_{t_{j}}) + ...
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Expected value of stopping time of Stochastic Process.

I am trying to solve the following problem: Let $X$ be the strong solution of the following Stochastic Differential Equation: $\mathrm dX_t = sign(X_t)dt + \mathrm dW_t, X_0 = 0$, where $W_t$ is a ...
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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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Differential of the integral of a stochastic process

In the HJM model one considers the forward rates to be on the form $$\mathrm df(t,T) = \alpha(t,T)\,\mathrm dt + \sigma(t,T)\,\mathrm dW(t)$$ In the proof of showing the drift condition on $\alpha$ ...
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Computation of a simple stochastic integral

For $t \in [0,T]$. consider two stochastic integrals with a nonnegative constant integrand $c$ $$\mathbb{E} \left[ \int_0^{t(\omega)^* \wedge T} c \cdot dW_t \right]$$ where $t^*$ is random ...
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Is any FV-Process a special Semimartingale?

Any FV-Process can be represented as the difference of two increasing (or decreasing) processes and so any FV-Process is a quasimartingale. Due to Raos Theorem any FV-Process is a special ...
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Expectation of a stochastic integral conditioned on a particular σ-algebra

Suppose that $g$ is a simple process in the class $\mathcal{V}=\mathcal{V}[U,T]$. Using the notations $g_k=g(t_k)$, $\Delta B_k = B(t_{k+1})-B(t_k)$, and $\mathcal{F}_k=\mathcal{F}_{t_k}$, with the ...
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lower bounds for a stochastic integral

for all $t \in [0,T]$, consider a stochastic integral as follows: $\int_0^{min \{t^*,T \}} f(t,\omega) dt$ where $f \geq 0$ is a nonnegative stochastic process and $t^*$ is a random stopping time. I ...
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Clarification in stochastic integration

In the book "Stochastic Processes" by Bass R.F. when he constructs the Stochastic Integral, at some point he defines for $Y$ predictable $$||Y||_2= \left(\mathbb E \int_0^{\infty}Y_t^2\text{d} \langle ...
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Conditional expectation brownian motion

Somebody has an idea on how to tackle this quantity $$\mathbb{E}_{W_T}\left[ \frac{\int_0^T e^{\alpha W_t} dt}{\int_0^T e^{-\alpha W_t} dt + \int_0^T e^{\alpha W_t} dt} \right]$$ For $\alpha \in ...
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Evaluation of $\mathbb E[\int _{t_1} ^{t_2} f(s, X_s^{t,x} )ds \mid \mathcal F _{t_1} ]$ for a markovian SDE solution.

Given a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal F , \mathbb P)$, a filtration $\mathbb F = (\mathcal F _t )_{t\geq 0}$ and $\mathbb F$-adapted brownian motion $W=(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$, consider $X^{t,x}= ...
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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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Expectation of a stochastic integral

Let $M$ be a right-continuous local martingale, $s,t$ two times (stopping times, if you like). Under what conditions does the following hold: $$E\left(\int_s^t X \, dM\mid\mathcal{F}_s\right)\le 0$$ ...
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Oksendal SDE book mistake?

I am reading through Oksendals SDEs. I think there may be a mistake in question 5.18b and I can not find an errata so I was looking for some confirmation. The problem concerns the following SDE ...
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Prove that integral is a Gaussian random variable, compute its mean and variance

I have to prove that $X_t=\int_0^t W_s ds$ is a Gaussian random variable. I need also to compute it's mean and variance. My attempt: Let $W_t$ be a simple adapted process ...
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Limit of stochastic integrals?

Let $(W_t)t$ be a Wiener process. I want to find the limit for $\epsilon\to 0$ of $$\frac{W_t^2}{2\epsilon}\chi_{(-\epsilon,\epsilon)}(W_t)-\int_0^t ...
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Proof that the image of an Itō integral is convex if the driving Wiener process is in a metric ball

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ be a probability space and $A := \int_0^1 f(t)\,d W_t$ be the Itō integral of an $L_2([0,1])$ deterministic function $f$ with respect to the Wiener process $W$. ...
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Show that process satisfy given equation

I have to show that process (1) $$X_t=e^{-bt}X_0+\int_0^te^{-b(t-s)}\sigma dW_s$$ satisfies the following equation (2) $$dX_t=-bX_tdt+\sigma dW_t$$ My attempt: Multiply both sides of (1) by $e^{bt}$ ...
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Defining the Radon-Nikodym as a solution to an SDE

Can someone please clarify this to me: If I have the Radon-Nikodym $L_t=\frac{dQ}{dP}$, on $\mathcal{F}_t$, then I know that $L_t$ is a non-negative P-martingale. So in many textbooks they say it is ...
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Variance of Time-Integrated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process

I'm attempting to filter white noise from a deterministic, finite-power signal using a low-pass filter. This filter can be described using an exponentially-decaying response function: $$ h(t) = ...
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Equivalence between solutions to SPDE

Consider the SPDE \begin{equation}\tag{1} \frac{\partial}{\partial t}u_t(x)=\frac{\kappa}{2} \frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}u_t(x)+ b(u_t(x)) + \sigma(u_t(x)) \xi (t,x), \end{equation} where $(t,x) ...
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Solution to stochastic differential eqn [closed]

How do you solve this stochastic differential equation? Not sure how to start on this. Need some guidance.
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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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Solution of two (first) SDEs.

I'm about to study SDE's for the first time and I'm kinda having troubles "guessing"/"finding" solutions. Also I don't really know how and when analogies to simple ODEs are allowed (e.g. to get a ...
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When does almost sure convergence of stochastic integral imply $L^2$ convergence?

Consider a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ equipped with a Brownian motion $W$. Let $(\xi_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence of adapted $\mathcal{F}(t)$-progressively measurable processes. ...
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Expectation of stopping times

Let B = (Bt)t¸0 be a standard Brownian motion started at zero, let $X_t$ be a non negative stochastic process solving: $dX_t=1/X_tdt+dB_t$ Compute $E[\sigma]$ when $\sigma=\inf \{ t\ge 0 : X_t= 1 ...
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What is wrong with my example where the Itô Integral and Riemann-Stieltjes Integral don't coincide?

I have an interesting question concerning those two integrals. Considering a Brownian motion $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ with start in $x$. We can choose an $\omega \in \Omega$ such that, $t \to B_t(\omega)$ ...
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Let $X(t)=(1-t)\int_{0}^{t}\frac{dB(s)}{1-s}$ I want find $dX(t)$ [closed]

Let $X(t)=(1-t)\int_{0}^{t}\frac{dB(s)}{1-s}$, where $0\le t < 1$.Find $dX(t)$. thanks for help.
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A stochastic integral computed using Itô's lemma

I need some help with this question: I have to check the following "identity" using Itô's lemma, but I can't see how to do it... ...
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Distribution of stochastic integral in small time

Let $W^1$ be a Brownian motion and $\sigma(\cdot)$ be a positive, bounded, continuous function. Define \begin{align*} V_t=\int_0^t\sigma(Y_s)dW_s, \end{align*} where $(Y_t)_{t\geq 0}$ is a ...
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Ito Integral surjective?

Let $\Phi\in\mathcal{L}\left(M\right)$ if and only if $\Phi$ is a real predictable process and for every $\left\Vert \Phi\right\Vert_{2,t,M}:=\mathbb{E}\left[\int_{0}^{t}\Phi_{s}^2 d\langle ...
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Wiener process analytic expression from geometric brownian motion

The solution to the SDE $dx= -kx\ dt + cx \ dW$ is $x(t) = x_0 e^{(c - k^2/2)t}e^{-k W}$ with mean $\langle x(t) \rangle = x_0 e^{(c - k^2/2)t}$ where $W(t)$ is the Wiener process. Im ...
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Representing a stochastic integral as product of a unknown random variable and a standard normal random variable

Consider a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal F, (\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq0},\mathbb P)$ where $\mathbb F=(\mathcal F_t)_{t\geq0}$ is generated by $B=(B_t)_ { t \geq 0}$ a standard brownian motion ...
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When is a continuous path stochastic process be representable as diffusion or Ito process?

When can a continuous path (Markovian) stochastic process in one dimension be represented as an Ito or a diffusion process? What are the examples when it can not be?
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Problem 3.2.28 of Karatzas and Shreve

It's the Problem 2.28 of Karatzas and Shreve on Page 147: Let $M=W$ be standard Brownian motion and $X\in\mathcal{p}$. We define for $0\leq s<t<\infty$ $$\zeta_t^s(X)\triangleq\int_s^t X_u ...
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Ito's Isometry for three factors

Ito's Isometry states the following: If $\{W_t\}_{t\ge0}$ is a Brownian motion and $\{\phi_t\}_{t\ge0},\{\psi_t\}_{t\ge0}$ are two non-anticipative piecewise-continous processes with $\mathbb ...
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Kolmogorov Backward Equation for Itô diffusion

Let $(X_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be the solution of the SDE $$ X_t = X_0 + \int_0^t \mu(s,X_s) \,ds + \int_0^t \sigma(s,X_s) \,dB_s, \quad t\ge 0 $$ where $\mu(s,x)$ and $\sigma(s,x) $ are Lipschitz continuous ...
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$\int_0^tB_s^2\ dB_s$ - Gaussian Process and independent increments?

For $(B_t)_{t\ge0}$ a standard Brownian motion (Wiener process) define the stochastic process $X_t:=\int_0^tB_s^2\ dB_s$. I am currently trying to assess if $(X_t)_{t\ge0}$ is a Gaussian process and ...
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How to calculate the Multiple Stratonovich Integral?

My question is about multiple Stratonovich-Integrals. I have the following Stratonovich-Integral $ \int \limits_{t_n}^{t_{n+1}} \int \limits_{t_n}^{s_1}1\,dW(s)dW(s_1).$ How can I calculate it? Is it ...
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A jump process as an integrand in Itô integral with respect to an Itô process

So, $X_1(s)$ is a jump process, $X_2(s)$ is another jump process, $X_2^c(s)$ is the continuous part of $X_2(s)$. And $\int_0^tX_1(s-)dX_2^c(s) = \int_0^tX_1(s)dX_2^c(s)$, is it because the ...
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Clarification on the definition of the îto integral

I have a question regarding the îto integral. In the definition of the integral we basically take the limit in probability of the sum $\Sigma H(t_i)\cdot(B(t_{i+1})-B(t_i))$ for suitable $H$ and a ...
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I want to calculate $\int B(t)^2 dB(t)$ where $B(t)$ is Brownian motion

Let $B(t)$ be Brownian motion. I want to calculate $\int B(t)^2 dB(t)$. definition.A process $\{X(t),0\le t \le T \}$ is called a simple adapted process if there exist times ...
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ito vs Stratonovich

I need to sum up the advantages of ito and stratonovich. I often heard, that the Stratonovich integral lacks the important property of the Itō integral, which does not "look into the future". Can you ...
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What is the analog Stratonovich SDE to WdW?

i have the Ito-SDE $\int \limits_0^t W(t) dW(t)$ But how can I change this SDE $\int \limits_0^t W(t) dW(t)$ into a Stratonovich-SDE? Normally I do $\underline f=f-\tfrac{1}{2}gg'$. Is the ...
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interchange stochastic and deterministic integration

If $f$ is a function in $L^2([0,1]^m)$, W is one-dimensional Brownian motion, $a,b \in [0,1]$, are the following two integrals equal? $$\int_0^1\int_0^{t_{m-1}}\cdots \int_0^{t_2} ...
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$\mathbb{E} \int_a^b W^3(t)\,dW(t)=?$

Is it true that $\mathbb{E} \int_a^b W^3(t)\,dW(t)=0$, for $a < b \in \mathbb{R}$ I know that for an adapted process $\Delta(t), t\geq 0$, the integral $\int_0^t \Delta(u)dW(u)$ is a ...