This tag is used for questions about stochastic integrals - especially for calculations . For questions related to more theoretic aspects of stochastic integrals such as its construction. Stochastic-analysis may be a more appropriate tag.

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Proving that a process is a positive martingale

Let $X$ be the strong solution to the SDE $$ dX_t = \tanh X_t \,dt + dW_t, $$ where $W$ is a scalar Brownian motion defined on a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F} ,\mathbb{P})$. (Such solution ...
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Quality of approximation of an Ito integral

How could I investigate whether $$P(t,T-t)\left[a(T-t-\Delta)-a(T-t)+ (b(T-t-\Delta)-b(T-t))'x(t)+ \frac{1}{2}b(T-t)'\sigma\sigma'b(T-t)+ b(T-t)'(x(t+\Delta)-x(t))\right]$$ is a good or bad ...
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System of Stochastic Diff Eq

How can I solve the system of stochastic differential equation $$dX_{1}=X_{2}dt+adW_{1}$$ $$dX_{2}=-X_{1}dt+bdW_{1}$$
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How do we apply Ito's lemma to a product of functions

In finance an optimal portfolio choice it is common to use some tools of stochastic calculus. Going through a book, I found the following statement, ...
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How do I solve this SDE (stochastic differential equation)?

I am stuck in trying to solve this equation \begin{align} d X_t = - b^2 X_t (1 - X_t)^2 dt + b \sqrt{1 - X_t^2} dW_t \end{align} Here, $b$ is a constant. I am trying to apply my usual methods for ...
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Stochastic integral inequality

Let $W_t$ be a Brownian motion with $m$ independent components on $(\Omega,F,P)$. Let $G(\omega,t)=[g_{ij}(\omega,t)]_{1\leq i\leq n,1\leq j\leq m}$ in $V^{n\times m}[S,T]$ such that ...
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What is the difference between Calculus and Analysis? In Stochastic processes?

I guess one could say that Calculus is just a non-rigorous version of Analysis. What about in subjects involving stochastic processes? I took up masteral classes called stochastic calculus. I plan to ...
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Martingale representation theorem application

Let $X = \exp(W_{T/2}+W_T)$. I try to figure the adapted process $g(s)$ such that according to the MRT we have $$X = \mathbb{E}[X]+\int^T_0 g_s dW_s.$$ I can figure out $X = \exp(2W_{T/2}+W_{T-T/2})$ ...
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Girsanov's theorem and absolutely continuous restrictions

Let $W$ be a Brownian motion on some probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$. Let $\mathbb{F}^W$ be the filtration generated by $W$ and let $X$ be a process that is progressively measurable ...
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Stochastic Integral martingale if no $dt$ term? [duplicate]

There is a proposition in my book that For a process $M_t$ to be a martingale, it is necessary that its stochastic differential $dM_t$ has no $dt$ term. Why is this exactly? My guess is that it ...
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Showing that $X_t = \int^{1/[X]_t}_0 f_u dW_u$ is a Brownian motion

Assume we have an Ito process $$ X_t = \int^t_0 f_u d W_u $$ where $f_u$ is a deterministic function of $u$ and $W_u$ is a Brownian motion adapted to $\lbrace \mathcal F_t \rbrace$. I want to show ...
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How to compute stochastic integral: $\int_0^t d(B_s^2)$

Here, $B_t$ is Brownian motion at time $t$ What property is used to compute the integreal $\int_0^t d(B_s^2)$? Shouldn't there be some other variable attached with the differential $d$ ?
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p.d.f. of a position variable from stochastic velocity p.d.f.

I have a stochastic process, $v(t)$, that represents a velocity, and has a known probability distribution function $f(x,t)$ which is time-varying. I am interested to acquire a probability ...
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Stochastic integral and usual integral addition

Let's say I have two processes and I would like to say something about their sum. In the case of deterministic functions, $\int f(t)dt + \int g(t)dt = \int f(t)+g(t)dt $, and I can then possibly say ...
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Reference request for conditional and unconditional covariance of n-times integrated Brownian motion

I'm working through an old Diaconis paper on Bayesian numerical analysis, and am currently calculating the details behind his brief comments on using $n$-times integrated Brownian motion as a function ...
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proving independence of stochastic integrals

Does anyone know how to show that the stochastic integrals \begin{equation} \bigg\{ \int_0^1 \cos \Big[ (n- \frac{1}{2}) \pi t \Big] \,dW_t \bigg\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \end{equation} are ...
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Calculate $\mathbb{E}(T^2)$ and $\mathbb{E}(\int_0^T X_s \,d s)$ for exit time $T$ of Brownian motion $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$

Let $T$ be the exit time of from the interval $[-b,a]$ of a standard Brownian Motion $X_t$, then how would we go about calculating the following two expectations: $E[T^2]$ (and) $E[\int_0^T X_tds]$? ...
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Integral of Constant Parameter Martingale

What is the $\int_{1}^{t}W_1W_sdW_s$. This is the question solved by Kuo in his paper an extension of the Ito's Integral (2008) but there limit runs from $0$ instead of $1$.
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$n$ times integrated Brownian motion

I have an identity that expresses the $n$ times integrated Brownian motion and I would like to prove that. First, I define what I mean by $n$ times integrated Brownian motion. $$V_1(t) = \int_0^tB_s\, ...
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Stochastic Integral Question

I'm reading a paper on noise and had a question about the stochastic integral. In the paper, they consider the SDE: $$dX = \lambda Xdt + \epsilon dW$$ which has the solution $$ X(t) = \epsilon ...
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Stochastic representation formula

Consider the following boundary value problem in the domain $[0,T]$ x $R$ for an unknown function F. $\frac{\partial F}{\partial t}(t,x) + \mu(t,x)\frac{\partial F}{\partial x}(t,x) + \frac ...
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Prove that $B \in \Lambda_\text{loc}^2 $ if $B=(B_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R_+}}$ is a real valued B.M

I know that $\Lambda_\text{loc}^2=\{\phi $ is progressive $: \forall t \geq 0,\int_0^t \phi_s^2 \, ds < \infty\text{ a.s.} \}$ Since B.m $B_t$ is almost surely continuous and ...
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Further Reading on Stochastic Calculus/Analysis

I'm looking to read up more on Stochastic Analysis/Calculus (whatever it's called?) for PhD proposal. So far, I've had 2 courses on Stochastic Calculus, mainly focusing on Finance, 1 course on ...
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two different Monte Carlo approaches

Assume that the function $f$ is integrable and maps $[0, 1]$ into $[0, 1]$. Consider estimating $\int_0^1 f(x)\,dx$ using two different Monte Carlo approaches. The standard approximation is applied in ...
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Stochastic integral where the integrator is zero in probability

We are given a continuous semimartingale $Y$ and a continuous process $B$ of finite variation. Hence, we know that $\langle B \rangle$, the quadratic covariation of $B$, is zero in probability. I now ...
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Pricing an option on a mean-reverting assets

In an universe we have two assets and a predictor: $\frac {dS_{1,t}}{S_{1,t}}=(\mu_{1,1}+\mu_{1,2}X_t)dt+\sigma_{1,1}dB_{1,t}+\sigma_{1,2}dB_{2,t} $ $\frac ...
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The square of an Ito integral is not a martingale

I just had a lecture on martingales and my teacher said something which I thought was interesting but he said wasn't important to the course. I was wondering if you guys could help me on this. We ...
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Solving SDE: $dX(t) = udt + \sigma X(t)dB(t)$

Solve the SDE: $dX(t) = udt + \sigma X(t)dB(t)$ Provided Question The SDE is $dX(t) = udt + \sigma X(t)dB(t)$. Find $X(t)$, where $X(t)$ is some stochastic process and $B(t)$ is a Wiener process. ...
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Distribution of a random measure is determined by the characteristic function

I ham trying to understand a proof from a book I am reading. It says the proof follows directly from the prior theorem and I just can't see that. Let $X$ be a random measure on a locally finite, ...
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What is the distribution given by $\int^t_0 W_s^2ds$

Define $X_t=\int^t_0 W_s^2ds$, what will be the distribution of $X_t$? My approach is as follow: Let $f(s)=W_s^2s$, by Ito's lemma we have $X_t=W_t^2t-2\int^t_0W_ssdW_s-\frac{t^2}{2}$. Discretize ...
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Could someone explain rough path theory? More specifically, what is the higher ordered “area process” and what information is it giving us?

http://www.hairer.org/notes/RoughPaths.pdf here is a textbook, but I am completely lost at the definition. It is defined on page 13, chapter 2. A rough path is defined as an ordered pair, ...
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Quadratic Variation of Increasing Process?

I am looking through my notes and I came across the following statement: Let $X_s$ be a positive local martingale and let $M_t = max_{0 \le s \le t} X_s$. Then since $M_t$ is an increasing process, ...
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Ito's Integral's definition: Importance of isometry

I'm reading Oksendal's Stochastic Differential Equations (5th edition). He defines the Ito integral of $f$ as the limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \int^T_S \phi_n(t,\omega) dB_t(\omega)$$ Where $\{\phi_n\}$ ...
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If $M_t$ is a martingale, prove $\Bbb E \left[ M_T\int_t^T h_s ds |F_t\right] = \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T M_s h_s ds |F_t\right]$

If $M_t$ is a martingale, for $0<t<T$, prove $\Bbb E \left[ M_T\int_t^T h_s ds |F_t\right] = \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T M_s h_s ds |F_t\right]$. I can think of $LHS=M_T \Bbb E \left[ \int_t^T h_s ...
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Is this Brownian Integral identity correct?

$$\int_0^1 B_t dt=\lim_{\omega \to\infty}{1 \over {\omega}}{\int_0^{\omega}{Y_0+}X_t dt}$$ Where $B_t$ is simple brownian motion, and $X_t$ is a discrete random variable that can be 1 or -1 with ...
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Proving the identity $P( X + Y = a)= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} P( X + y = a)f_Y(y) \, \text{d}y $

Suppose $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $X,Y$ are random variables. If it is needed, I can assume that $X$ and $Y$ are independent. I want to show, that the identity ...
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Mean and variance of Gamma distribution

How do I calculate the mean and the variance of a Gamma distribution? I was told to prove the variance was sigma/lambda(^2), I don't know how to find the variance much less the variance.
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Moments of Multivariate Normal Distributions

I have two questions. Suppose we have two multivariate normal distributions $X \sim N(\mu,\Sigma)$ and $Y\sim N(c\mu,\Sigma)$ where $0<c<1$ is a constant, $\mu$ is a vector and $\Sigma$ is a ...
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Variance and expectation of the stochastic intergal [closed]

Compute the unconditional expected value and variance, and describe, as far as possible, the distribution of the random variable $Y_{t} = \int^{t}_{0} W_{s} ds $ with the hint below $\int^{t}_{0} ...
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$\int X dt$ integral of random variable

Define $$\int X dt$$ where X is a continuous uniform random variable that can take on any value (0,1). Also, $\int X dt \not = X \int dt$. In other words, $X$ takes on a different, but still random, ...
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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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Computation of a stochastic integral with respect to a local martingale

I am trying to compute the stochastic integral $$\int_{(0,t]}\mathbb{1}_{[a,b)}(s)dM_s$$ where $0 < a < b< \infty$ are constant and $M$ is a continuous local $L^2$-martingale. I am guessing ...
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Limit of time integral of brownian motion

Can someone help explain the following, $$ \lim \limits_{t \to 0} \frac{1}{t} \int_0^t W_u\, du=\lim \limits_{t \to 0} \frac{W_0t}{t}=W_0=0\,? $$ Thanks!
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Characterize the limit of an O-U process: $dX_t = -\tfrac{\mu}{\theta} X_t dt + \tfrac{\sigma}{\theta^{1/2}} dW_t$ as $\lim_{\theta \to 0}$.

Standard O-U Formulas: Take the Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process defined by the SDE $$ dX_t = -\frac{\mu}{\theta} X_t dt + \frac{\sigma}{\theta^{1/2}} dW_t $$ where $\mu > 0, \theta > 0, $ and ...
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Quadratic Variation of Sum of Local Martingales

I have a question about calculating covariances of local martingales. Suppose $M_1$ and $M_2$ are local martingales. Put $M = M_1+M_2$. Is there a nice way to calculation $[M]$ in terms of $[M_1]$ and ...
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Convergence of quadratic variation of Ito processes

I need to find an example of an Ito process $X=\{X_t:t\in[0,T]\}$ with non-zero Ito integral part and a sequence of Ito processes $\{X_n\}$ such that $X_n$ converges uniformly to $X$, as ...
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Quadratic variation of $X_t=\int_0^t B_s \, ds$

Let $B$ be a standard brownian motion and $$ X_t=\int_0^t B_s \, ds. $$ What is the quadratic variation $[X]_t$ of $X$? I see $dX_t$ as an sde with drift term $B_t$.
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Quadratic Variation for $X_t= \int \sigma_s dW_s$ where $\sigma_s \in S$

Let $\sigma_s \in S$. Setting $X_t=\int^t_0 \sigma_s dW_s$ and partitioning the interval $[0,t]$ i.e. $0=t^n_0<t^n_1... $ such that $d_n=\max_i |t^n_{i+1}-t^n_i| \rightarrow 0$ as $n \rightarrow ...
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quadratic variation of $X_{t} = tB_{t}$?

Let $X_t = tB_t$ be a process where $B=(B_t)_{t>0}$ is the standard Brownian motion . evaluate $\langle X\rangle_t$ the quadratic variation of our process . I tried to calculate it using : ...
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Quadratic Variation and Semimartingales

It is clear that every (I am particularly interested in continuous) semimartingale has a well defined quadratic variation process. However, what can be said about processes that have a well defined ...