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Application of Ito's Lemma to integral expression

I have a problem applying Ito's lemma. I know that if: $dX_t= \mu_t \, dt + \sigma_t \, dB_t$ then for $f(t,x)$: $df(t,X_t) =\left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + \mu_t \frac{\partial ...
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Does this Stochastic Differential Equation have a name?

I came across this SDE and since I am not an expert I am wondering if this SDE is known to have an closed form solution for first passage times. The SDE is $$dY_t=(a+be^{ct}) \, dt+\sigma \, dB_t$$ ...
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Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process written explicitly

I need to show that the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, $$ dX_t = -\theta X_tdt + dB(t) $$ Where $X_0=0$, $B(t)$ is Brownian motion and $\theta>0$ can be written explicitly as: $$ X_t=B(t) - \theta ...
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Weak stochastic integral

I recently encountered the following object, referred to as "weak stochastic integral" in the book of SPDE's by Prévôt/Röckner [PR07]: $$ \int_0^T \langle \Psi \,\mathrm dW(t), \Phi(t)\rangle $$ A ...
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Stochastic integral with respect to a stochastic integral

[From Bass R.F. Stochastic processes. Exercise 10.4] Let $N_t = \int_0^tH_sdM_s$ where $M$ is a continuous square integrable martingale and H is predictable and integrable and $L_t = \int_0^tK_sdN_s$ ...
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Proposition from Oksendal Stochastic Calculus

I am reading Oksendal's Malliavin Calculus with applications to Finance and there is a part that I do not understand. First we have a proposition which is fine: If $\zeta_1$,$\zeta_2$,... are ...
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$dX_t=-\mu X_tdt + \sigma dW_t$. Prove that $X_t = e^{-\mu t}X_0 + \sigma \int_0^t e^{-\mu(t-u)}dW_u $

So the solution says use Ito-s formula, taking $Y_t:= e^{\mu t}X_t$ to obtain $dY_t = [\mu e^{\mu t}X_t - e^{\mu t}\mu X_t + e^\mu t \sigma dW_t] $. As far as I can see though, Ito's formula says ...
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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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Calculate Stochastic Integral

I found the following integral $\int_{0}^1 B_t t^{-1}dt,$ where $B_t$ is a standard Brownian motion. Using Ito formula with $f(t,x)=x\log(t)$ I achieved $$0=\log(1)B_1=\int_{0}^1 B_s s^{-1}ds ...
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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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question about martingale

In my lecture notes,I found the following problem: Let $X$ an $F_{t}$ adapted continuous process and $G_{t}\subset F_{t}$. show that $$E\left(\left. \int^{t}_{0}X_{s}ds ...
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Conditioning on a random variable

The number of storms in the upcoming rainy season is Poisson distributed but with a parameter value that is uniformly distributed between (0,5). That is Λ is uniformly distributed over (0,5), and ...
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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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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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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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How to calculate this easy stochastic integral?

I have a relatively simple homework for stochastic calculus that I recently started to learn. I cannot seem to calculate the following integral: $$ \int_0^t s dW_s $$ In principle, it should be solved ...
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markov spectral radius independent of states?

Let $\Pi$ be a stochastic matrix of an irreducible markov chain. We define the spectral radius of $\Pi$ as: $\rho(\Pi) := \limsup_{n \to \infty} \left( \pi^{(n)}_{(a,b)} \right)^{\frac{1}{n}}$ Why ...
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Path Continuity and Stochastic Integration

In a book I'm working through there is a proof that $$\int_0^{\tau(\omega)\land t}f(\omega,s)dB_s(\omega) = \int_0^t f(\omega,s)1\{s\le \tau(\omega)\}dB_s(\omega)$$ The proof begins by claiming that ...
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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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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, $t \to B_t(\omega)$ ...