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Question about Ito integral

I was wondering if Ito integral: $\int_0^T B(t)dB(t) $ is Gaussian (in which B(t) is Brownian Motion)?? Thank you so much, I appreciate any help ^^
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Ornstein - Uhlenbeck Process

I'm considering the Ornstein - Uhlenbeck process $$ V_t = e^{\lambda t} v_o + \int_0^t e^{-\lambda (t-s)} dB_s $$ with $ \lambda > 0$, $v_0 \in \mathbb{R}$, and $B$ a brownian motion. I want to ...
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$L^1$ convergence of a sequence of stochastic integrals and convergence of their quadratic variations

On a filtered probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal F, \mathcal F_t, \mathbb P)$ containing a Brownian motion $W_t$. Let $\sigma^n_t$ be a sequence of square intergable adapted processes and consider: ...
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Weird equality of expectations involving stochastic integral

First of all, sry for the title. I just couldn't figure out any better description for this weird problem: Let $X$ be a bounded real r.v. and $(A_t)_{t\geq0}$ an increasing bounded process (hence ...
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Brownian motion and stochastic integration

How do I compute the following expectation? W(T) is a standard brownian motion (i.e.) W(T)~N(0,T) $E\left[ W(T)\int _{ 0 }^{ T }{ sdW(s) } \right] $ I know that Brownian motion of disjoint time ...
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Can an Itō integral be $\infty$?

In other words, can $\int_0^t f(s)dW(s)$ = $\infty$? Thanks!
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A mean square derivative

I'm doing an exercise where I have to check some properties about these two stochastical processes: $X(t)=At+B\;\;$ and $\;\;Y(t)=\frac{1}{t}\displaystyle\int_{0}^{t}X(\tau)\;d\tau$, $t>0$. ...
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Riemann integral of a function of the Wiener process

I'm trying to solve this exercise: $\bullet$ Find mean and variance of the next stochastical process, and prove it is a second order stationary process: ...
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Atypical exponential martingale

Process $\{M\}$ is a pure-jump martingale, with finite number of jumps on any finite time interval, and a compensator $a_t$ at every time $t$. It can be thus written: $$ M_t = \sum_{0<s\leq t} ...
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Approximation of Stochastic integral with Stieltjes integrals

Let $V^n(t,\omega)$ be a sequence of continuous, adapted and bounded variation processes such that with probability 1, $V^n$ converges to $B$ uniformly on compact intervals of $[0,\infty)$ ($B$ is ...
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Applying Ito To Geometric Brownian Motion

I'm trying to understand the example problem on the Wikipedia page for Ito's Lemma and need it dumbed down a little bit. $$dS = S(\sigma dB + \mu dt)$$ $$ f(S) = log(S) $$ Given Ito's lemma, ...
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Exponentials of stochastic processes and Brownian motions

This is my first time looking at problems in stochastic calculus, so please bare with the simplicity of the question. As always, any help is greatly appreciated. 1) Given $X_t=\int_0^ur_sds$ for a ...
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Why do people write stochastic differential equations in differential form?

I am trying to teach myself about stochastic differential equations. In several accounts I've read, the author defines an SDE as an integral equation, in which at least one integral is a stochastic ...
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2 dimensional Brownian motion but not 3 dimensional Brownian motion

Let $W_t = (W_t^{(1)},W_t^{(2)},W_t^{(3)})$ be 3 dimensional Brownian motion. Let $X=sgn(W_1^{(1)})sgn(W_1^{(2)})sgn(W_1^{(3)})$. Define a 3 dimensional process $M_t$ as follows : $M_t^{(1)} = ...
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Why can I exchange the order of integration in a multiple Ito stochastic integral?

Stochastic Processes for Physicists by Jacobs says that we can exchange the order of a multiple Ito stochastic integral, giving the example: I don't see how this works either for a regular integral ...
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find the soultion $Y(t)$ of the SDE $dY(t) = \left ( \theta - \gamma Y(t) \right )dt + \sigma dw(t)$

find the soultion $Y(t)$ of the SDE $$dY(t) = \left ( \theta - \gamma Y(t) \right )dt + \sigma dw(t)$$ as a function of the inital conditon $Y(0) = y_0$ where $\theta$, $\gamma$ and $\sigma$ are ...
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Variance of stochastic integral of brownian motion

How do i compute this integral? $ Var [\int_0^T W(t)dW(t)] $ I know the following $E [\int_0^T W(t)dW(t)]$ is 0 but i'm not sure how to apporch the above
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Questions around the establish of Ito integral

I got a some detailed questions on the Ito integral and hope someone can help. I'm reading Chap 3 of Oksendal's SDE book. There he establishes the Ito integral and the Ito isometry for simple ...
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Preservation of Martingale property

Can someone help me to prove this? If possible I'd like the prove can avoid the use of local martingale. Prove the Ito integral $\int_0^T \Delta_t(\omega) dW_t(\omega)$ is a martingale if $E[\int_0^T ...
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Mean and variance of a brownian bridge

I am trying to compute mean and variance of the stochastic process $X_t$, which is a Brownian bridge from x to y, in the time-interval $[t,T]$. $$X_t = y + ...
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Not using stochasstic integral how to prove $E\int_0^T W^2(t)dt<+\infty$?

Can anyone help me to prove this? Suppose $W_t$ ~ $N(0,t)$, then not using stochasstic integral (or anything related with Ito) how to prove $E\int_0^T W^2(t)dt<+\infty$? Thanks.
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an exetension of Doob's inequality

Doob's inequality gives an estimation of $$\mathbb{P}(\sup_{0\leq t\leq 1}|X_t|\geq\varepsilon)$$ where $X$ is a martingale. Now I wonder how to estimate $$\mathbb{P}(\sup_{0\leq t,s\leq 1, ...
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Characteristics of stochastic integral?

I need to describe a couple of integrals which are supposed to be evaluated in terms of Ito calculus. $$ I_1 = \int_0^t e^{-2\tau}dW(\tau); \\ I_2 = \int_0^t e^{-3 W(\tau)} dW(\tau); $$ Here ...
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how to do such stochastic integration $dS = a S^b dt + c S dW$?

How to do stochastic integration $dS = a S^b dt + c S dW$, where $a$, $b$ and $c$ are constant, $b > 0$, and $W$ is the Wiener process. I know how to do integration for $dS = aS dt + cS dW$, or ...
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Girsanov transformation and preservation of independence

If we create a weak solution of an SDE using the Girsanov transformation, are the initial condition and parameters independent of the transformed Wiener process if they are independent of the original ...
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Need to Prove Result in Stochastic Calculus using Ito's Lemma

I can't figure out where : \begin{align} \delta^2\,dt\\ \end{align} comes from. Consider the process $$ d\sqrt{v} = = (\alpha - \beta\sqrt{v})\,dt + \delta \,dW $$ Here $\alpha, \beta,$ and $\delta$ ...
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Weighted integral of random variables

Given a random zero-mean gaussian random variable $X(t)$ with parameter $t$, such that $E [X(t) X(t^\prime)] = \sigma^2 (t) \delta_{tt^\prime}$, is it possible to produce a single gaussian random ...
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Limit of a stochastic integral

Let $W_t$ be a one-dimensional Brownian motion and I would like to prove $$\lim_{\beta\rightarrow+\infty}\sup_{0\leq t\leq T}\left|e^{-\beta t} \int_0^te^{\beta s}\mathrm dW_s\right|=0$$ This is an ...
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Generators of difference of two poisson processes

Assume $X_1(t)$, $X_2(t)$ are two poisson processes with parameters $\rho_1$, $\rho_2$ accordingly. Suppose $Z(t)=X_1(t)=X_1(t)-X_2(t)$. At first I'm interest in knowing generators of the process ...
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The answer of the following stochastic differential equation

I want to solve the following stochastic differential equation $$dX_t=(a(t)+b(t)X_t)dt+(c(t)+d(t)X_t)dB_t$$ where $a,b,c,d$ are continious functions and we have the initial condition $X_0=x$ .
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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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Ito's formula for multivariable Ito integral

I'm having trouble finding something that I think should exist, which is an integral formula of the multivariable Ito lemma. Simply put, suppose I have a function $f$ of two stochastic processes, ...
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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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An elementary example of Ito's integral

Let $m(t,\omega)=\sum_{j \ge 0}B_{(j+1)2^{-n}}(\omega)I_{[j.2^{-n},(j+1)2^{-n})}(t)$ where $B(t)$ is the Brownian motion and $I_[.]$ is the standard indicator function, Can some body explain me why ...
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Trying to integrate a stochastic RV, $\int_0^t sZ_s \, ds$

I'm not taking an official class (actuarial exams), some fellow "students" created a question (forum discussion), considering the integral in title. This is my attempt at a solution with no real ...
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Change of variables for stochastic processus

Let $H$ be a previsible locally bounded process, and let $X$ be a continuous local martingale. If $T$ is a stopping time and $X^T=(X_{t+T}-X_{T},t\geq 0) $ then ...
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Expectation of integral of involving geometric brownian motion

Compute $$\mathbb{E_P} \left( \exp{(\alpha W_t)} \int_0^t \exp{(\gamma W_u)} \,du \right)$$ where $\alpha$ and $\gamma$ are real numbers and $W_t$ is a Brownian Motion.
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existence/uniqueness of solution and Ito's formula

Given the Ito SDE $$ dX_t=a(X_t,t)dt + b(X_t,t) dB_t $$ where $a(X_t,t)$ and $ b(X_t,t)$ satisfy the Lipschitz condition for existence and uniqueness of solutions. Given a function $f(X_t,t) ∈ C^2$ ...
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stochastic integrals and inequalities (boundedness)

We have $X(t)=[X_1(t)\ X_2(t)\ X_3(t)\ \dots\ X_n(t)]$ and $Y(t)=[Y_1(t)\ Y_2(t)\ Y_3(t)\ \dots\ Y_n(t)]$ are two stochastic process such that: $$\sup E[Y_1^2] \leq K,$$ on $[t_0, T]$ with $K$ a ...
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Simple stochastic differential equation

Solve the following stochastic differential equation: $$ dX_t=X_t\,dt+dW_t. $$ Thank you very much for help! I even don't know where to start...
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question about Ito's formula

I'm currently learning about the Ito's lemma / formula In my textbook, a direct application of the formula is to compute quantities like that : (W is a Brownian motion) While trying to prove these ...
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How to solve this stochastic integrals?

how can I solve these two stochastic integrals? $$\int_0^T B_t\,dB_t$$ $$\int_0^T f(B_t)\,dB_t$$ where B_t is the BM. Thank you very very much!
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Local martingale and convergence theorem

I have $E[x(t)^2]\leq A\operatorname{exp}(Bt)+C/Bt$ it's clear that for a finite time less than $T$, x(t)^2 is a "local martingale" because $\lim E[x(t)^2]<\infty$. But one can see that if $t$ ...
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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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Ito differential equation

Define $$X_t := \left( \begin{matrix} \cos W_t \\ \sin W_t \end{matrix} \right).$$ where $W = \left( W_t,\mathcal F_t \right) _{t\ge0}$ is a standard Wiener process. Find the Ito differential of X ...
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stochastic integral equation [closed]

For $0 \leq t \leq T$, define $$Z_t:=\exp {\left\lbrace \int_0^t X_sdW_s - \frac 12 \int_0^t X_s^2ds \right\rbrace }$$ Show that this process satisfies the stochastic integral equation ...
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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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generalized derivative of Wiener process

Defined a standard Wiener process $W = (W_t , \mathcal F_t)_{t≥0}$ and a deterministic, continuously differentiable function $f : [0, ∞) → \mathbb R$. Prove that ...
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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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Moment generating function of a stochastic integral

Let $(B_t)_{t\geq 0}$ be a Brownian motion and $f(t)$ a square integrable deterministic function. Then: $$ \mathbb{E}\left[e^{\int_0^tf(s) \, dB_s}\right] = \mathbb{E}\left[e^{\frac{1}{2}\int_0^t ...