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Brownian bridge expression for a Brownian motion

Let $B_t$ be a standard Brownian motion in $\mathbb R$, then the Brownian bridge on $[0,1]$ is defined as $$ Y_t = a(1-t)+bt+(1-t)\int\limits_0^t\frac{\mathrm dB_s}{1-s} $$ for $0\leq t<1$. Here ...
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Limit of a Wiener integral

How to show that $$ \lim _{\alpha \rightarrow \infty } \sup_{t \in \left [0,T \right]} \left | e^{-\alpha t} \int _ 0 ^t e^{\alpha s} ~ dB_s \right | =0, \ \ \text{a.e.} $$ where $\left (B_s ...
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Probability density function of the integral of a continuous stochastic process

I am interested in whether there is a general method to calculate the pdf of the integral of a stochastic process that is continuous in time. My specific example: I am studying a stochastic given ...
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Why do people simulate with Brownian motion instead of “Intuitive Brownian Motion”?

I have just recently begun studying Brownian motion and stochastic calculus at the level of an undergraduate or beginning graduate student of applied mathematics. (Textbooks I've looked at are by ...
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Area enclosed by 2-dimensional random curve

Consider a 2-dimensional Wiener process $(W_t)_{t \in [0,1]}$. Color every area which is enclosed by the line parametrised by $W_t$ (this means that, when the Wiener process makes a loop and ...
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Calculate $\mathbb{E}(W_t^k)$ for a Brownian motion $(W_t)_{t \geq0}$ using Itô's Lemma

Show by using Ito's Lemma, for $k \geq 2$ the following result hold. $$E[W(t)^k] = \frac{1}{2} k(k-1)\int_0^t E[W(s)^{k-2}]ds$$ where $W(t) = N(0,t)$ is standard Brownian motion. I think ...
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Is this local martingale a true martingale?

Using the Ito's formula I have shown that $X_t$ is a local martingale, because $dX_t=\dots dB_t$, where $$X_t = (B_t+t)\exp\left(-B_t-\frac{t}{2}\right),$$ $B_t$ - is a standard Brownian motion I ...
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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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Is this a martingale?

Let $W_t$ be a standard Brownian motion with $W_0 = 0$ and let $Z_t$ solve the stochastic differential equation $dZ_t = 2 Z_t W_t \mathrm{d}W_t$. This has solution $$ ...
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Expected value of the stochastic integral $\int_0^t e^{as} dW_s$

I am trying to calculate a stochastic integral $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^t e^{as} dW_s]$. I tried breaking it up into a Riemann sum $\mathbb{E}[\sum e^{as_{t_i}}(W_{t_i}-W_{t_{i-1}})]$, but I get expected ...
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Integral of Wiener Process and Central Limit Theorem

I am trying to solve the following exercise: (1) Given $W$ is a Wiener process, find a constant $M$ such that $\lim\limits_{t\to\infty} \frac{1}{t}\int_{0}^{t}\sin^2W_s ds=M$ (2) Then show ...
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Very basic doubt about Itô's lemma

While trying obtain the dynamics of $X_t = \exp( \int_t ^T \phi_s ds)$, where $\phi$ is an Ito process following $$ d\phi_t = \mu dt+ \sigma dW_t \ ,$$ I had some doubt concerning the application of ...
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Itō Integral has expectation zero

I have a question about the following property, which I didn't know so far: Why does the Itō integral have zero expectation? Is this true for every integrator and integrand? Or is this restricted ...
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Does Itō isometry have different versions?

Itō isometry from Wikipedia: Let $W : [0, T] \times \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ denote the canonical real-valued Wiener process defined up to time $T > 0$, and let $X : [0, T] \times \Omega \to ...
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Expectation of an integral w.r.t. Brownian Motion

I know the following statement: if $f$ is a deterministic function and continuous, i.e. $f\in C^0([0,T],\mathbb{R})$, then $\int f(s)dW_s$ is normally distributed with mean zero and variance $\int ...
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Expectation of geometric brownian motion

I was deriving the solution to the stochastic differential equation $$dX_t = \mu X_tdt + \sigma X_tdB_t$$ where $B_t$ is a brownian motion. After finding $$X_t = x_0\exp((\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{2})t + ...
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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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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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$\int_0^tB_s^2\ dB_s$ - 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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On hitting time of Brownian motion and Ito's lemma

I have two possibly related questions. Let $\tau:=\min\{t\geq0:B_t=1\}$, where $B_t$ is a standard Brownian motion. I am supposed to derive the fact that $\mathbf{E}\tau=\infty$ by applying some ...
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Stochastic Integral which is almost surely zero at fixed time

This is an exercise from Karatzas and Shreve. Find a $(Y_s)_{s \in [0,1]}$ progressively measurable such that $ 0 < \int_0^1 Y_s ^2 ds < \infty$ almost surely, and $\int _0^1 Y_s dW_s = 0$ ...
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Stochastic integral and Stieltjes integral

My question is on the convergence of the Riemann sum, when the value spaces are square-integrable random variables. The convergence does depend on the evaluation point we choose, why is the case. Here ...
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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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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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proving equalities in stochastic calculus

I am struggling with this question: FIRST PART (almost done, but stuck somewhere): Let $Z $~$ N(0,1)$ be a standard normal random variable, and define a function $F$ by the formula \begin{equation} ...
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Representation theorem for continuous process of finite variation

There is a martingale representation theorem If $M$ is a continuous $L^2$-martingale, there is a Brownian motion $B$ and a cadlag adapted function $\sigma$ such that $$ M_t = M_0 + \int_0^t ...
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Ito's lemma and application

Can someone help me apply Ito's lemma to the function $f(t,x,k)$ where t is the time and x,k dimensions where x and k refer to dynamics $dX(t)=\mu(t)dt+\sigma(t)dB(t)$ ...
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Computation of basic stochastic integral.

I am trying to compute the covariance of a 1 dimensional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process $dx_t=-\theta x_t dt+ \sigma dW_t$, $\theta>0$ and I am at the stage, $$\text{Cov }(x_s,x_t)=\sigma^2 ...
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How to derive the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Stochastic Integral Equation?

I have a question regarding the Ornstein -Uhlenbeck process. We have a simplified version with Stochastic Integral Equation: $X_t=-a\int^t_0 X_s\,ds +B_t$. B is the Brownian motion. And its analytic ...
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Expectation value of a product of an Ito integral and a function of a Brownian motion

this problem has come up in my research and is confusing me immensely, any light you can shed would be deeply appreciated. Let $B(t)$ denote a standard Brownian motion (Wiener process), such that the ...
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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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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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Simple stochastic integral

Let $(B_1,B_2)$ be a two-dimensional Brownian motion. Let $$ X_t = \int\limits_0^t B_1(s)\mathrm \; dB_2(s). $$ Is there a closed form for $X$ or the integral above is all one can get?
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Solution to the stochastic differential equation

Let $X_o=x$, $dX_t=\frac{1}{X_t}dt+X_tdW_t$, $W_t$ is a brownian motion i am thinking of trying $Y_t=\frac{X_t^2}{2}$ and apply ito's lemma on $Y_t$
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Funny problem about stochastic integrals and Ito' s lemma

Consider a probability filtred space $ (\Omega, \mathcal F, \mathcal F_ t, \mathbb P)$ and a continuous $\mathcal F _t$-martingal starting from $0$, $ M = (M_t)_{t \geq 0}$, such that $\left \langle ...
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Stratonovich SDE coefficient selection

Is it possible to find a strictly positive function $\sigma:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$, such that a solution $X_t$ to an SDE $$dX_t=-X_tdt+\sigma(X_t)\circ dB_t,$$ with $X_0$ being arbitrary, is a ...
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Show the following definition does not give a $\sigma$-addtive measure pathwisely

Given the space of all square-integral functions over $[0,1]$: $L^2([0,1], \mathcal{B}([0,1]), m)$ and a Brownian motion $W_t$ defined on the probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$, we define ...
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Brownian hitting time of a _very_ simple linear boundary

I realize that general results on the hitting times of a curve are practically nonexistant, but I am hoping that someone can string together a sequence of tricks to tell me what $$ \Pr\left( ...
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Martingale problem

If $X_t$ is an $\mathbb{R}$- valued stochastic process with continuous paths, show that the following two conditions are equivalent: (i) for all $f\in C^2(\mathbb{R})$ the process $$f(X_t) − f(X_0) ...
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Brownian motion, reproducing kernel Hilbert space, and the Laplace operator

Consider the standard Brownian motion on $[0,1]$: $$ dB_t, \; B_0 = 0, $$ defined on the probability space $(\Omega, P)$. It covariance function is $K(s,t) = \min \{s , t\}$ on $[0,1] \times ...
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Show that $M_t$ is a Standard Brownian Motion

Let $M=(M_t)_{t\geq0}$ with $$M_t=\int_0^{\log\sqrt{1+2t}}e^s\text{d}B_s$$ where $(B_t)_{t\geq0}$ is a Standard Brownian Motion. Show that $M$ is also a Standard Brownian Motion and compute ...
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Existence of solutions to stochastic differential equations by the Banach contraction principle?

I've read a proof for existence of solutions to stochastic differential equation from a book of Ikeda and Watanabe and have a question. Is it possible to prove existence (and uniquness) by means of ...
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How to make this heuristic extension of Itô-Tanaka's formula valid

Here is my story, I have the following function : $$ g(x)=(1+x)\cdot\exp\left(-\frac{(\log(x+a)+c)^2}{2\sigma^2}\right)1[x\ge y]=f(x)\cdot1[x\ge y] $$ with $a,c,\sigma$ being "good" reals so 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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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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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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Stochastic integrals and new probability measures

Let $B$ be a standard Brownian motion on $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P, ({\mathcal{F}_t})_{t\ge0})$, where the filtration is the one generated by $B$. Fix a time interval $[0,T]$. Define the process $X$ as ...
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Integrating the inverse of a squared bessel process - integrability

Let $X_t$ be a 4-dimension Squared Bessel Process (BESQ-4). Let $M_t$ be a continuous true martingale. Question: Does $\int_0^t \frac{1}{X_s}dH_s$ exist? If so, is it only a local or a true ...
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Calculating $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^T N_{t-} dS_t]$ - an expectation of a simple stochastic integral.

I came across some nasty stochastic integral of which I'd like to calculate the expected value" $\mathbb{E}[\int_0^T N_{t-} dS_t]$ where $N_t$ is a Poisson process and $S_t$ is, say, a geometric ...
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Distribution of Maximum of Sum of Sum of Gaussians

Let $X_i$ be a sequence of i.i.d. standard normal random variables. Let $Y_i=\sum_{k=1}^iX_k$ and $Z_i=\sum_{k=1}^iY_k$. I am interested in upper and lower bounds for $P(\sup_{1\leq i\leq m}|X_i|\leq ...