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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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Variance of sum of two ito integrals

I don't really understand how to solve the following problem: Var(X) where X = $\int_0^2 2t dW(t) + \int_4^6 W(t) dW(t)$ If I use $E [(A+B)^2] = E(A^2) + E(B^2) + 2E(AB)$ I get to the point where I ...
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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 ...
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How to show that $\mathbb{E}(\int_0^T t\mathrm \, dW_t) = 0 $?

I just want to know why $\mathbb{E}\left(\int_0^T t \,\mathrm dW_t\right)=0$. I know it's got something to do with the Gaussian distribution but I don't really know what.
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stochastic integral and brownian motion

I'm trying to solve a problem similar to Stochastic Integral. I have to evaluate $$ \mathbb{Var}\left(\int_{0}^t ((B_s)^2 + s) \mathrm{d}B_s \right)$$ I have split the problem in two parts: 1) $ ...
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Optimal Investment Strategy

I am not sure to solve the following investment problem: I have an investor which receives an income $I_n\ge 0$ at the start of year $n$. The investor chooses a proportion $p_n\in[0,1]$ of this in ...
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quantile of Ito integral when integration limit goes to zero.

I woud like to calculate the Value at Risk of an Ito Integral in the following form in the limit! $$\lim_{\Delta t\to 0}\frac{1}{\Delta t}VaR_{q,t}\left[\int_t^{t+\Delta t}b(s,y(s))\pi_y^c(s,y(s))d ...
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“Continuity” of stochastic integral wrt Brownian motion

I'd like to prove a nice property of a stochastic integral with respect to Brownian motion. Let $(H_t)_{t\geq0}$ be a progressive and bounded process that is continuous at $0$ and $B$ a standard ...
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Holder continuity of Ito integral

Let $\sigma(t,\omega)$ be a progressively measurable function and $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^T \sigma_t^2\mathrm dt] < \infty$. Can we say that the Ito process $\int_0^t \sigma_s \mathrm dW_s$ is Hölder ...
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Cadlag process integration

Let $A,B$ be non-decreasing cadlag processes such that $A_0 = B_0 = 0$ and limits $A_\infty = \lim_{t \to \infty} A_t$ and $B_\infty = \lim_{t \to \infty} B_t$ are finite. I am trying to prove that ...
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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 ...