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verifying stopping times…

Let $m$ be a natural number, $$g_m:=\sup\left\{ {n\leq m: S_n\leq 0}\right\}$$ and $$d_m:=\inf\left\{ {n\geq m: S_n \leq 0}\right\}$$ I have to check if they are are stopping times. It's still a new ...
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How to get closed form solutions to stopped martingale problems?

Way back when, I took a course in stochastic processes in college. I remember being frustrated by the plethora of abstract proofs without much in the way of how to use them to get actual results. It ...
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Distribution of two-sided boundary stopping time of Brownian motion.

If $B_t$ is a Brownian motion, and a one-sided boundary stopping time is given by: $\tau_a=\inf\{t:B_t=a\}$ the distribution of $\tau_a$ is given by: $f_{\tau_a}(t)=\frac{|a|}{\sqrt{2\pi ...
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Do we need $\tau \leq \nu$ to show $E(X_\tau)=E(X_\nu)$?

My lecture notes claim that if $(X_n)$ is a martingale and $\tau$ is a stopping time bounded by $N$ then $$E(X_\tau)=E(X_{\tau \wedge N})=E(X_{\tau \wedge 0})=E(X_0)$$ and then remarks that if $\tau$ ...
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Stopping times problem: $ \tau_+ = \inf \{t \ge 0 \mid W_t>0\}$

Stopping times problem, $\tau_+ = \inf \{t \ge 0 \mid W_t>0\}$ I can not prove the following : P/S: When I look at the stopping time, I feel that $\{W_0 > 0\} = \{\tau_+ = 0\}$ , is that ...
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Comparing hitting time of two random walks

There are two random walks, $S^t_i=S^{t-1}_i+ X_i^t$ for $i=1,2$, $X^t_i$ i.i.d they have boundaries $h_1$ and $h_2$ respectively. I'm wondering if it's possible to calculate the probability that one ...
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Ito formula proof for bounded functions using stopping time

I'm self studying with the Oksendal book "Stochastic differential equations" and trying to do some exercises by myself. P.57 the exercise asks for the following (a screenshot will save us typing ...
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Prove hitting time (with $\tau_a:=n+1$ if $S_k\leq a \forall 0\leq k\leq n$)

I have random variable $\tau$ defined as follows $\tau_a=\min\{0 \leq k \leq n : S_k>a\}$ $(a>0)$ $\tau_a:=n+1$ if $S_k\leq a$, $\forall 0\leq k\leq n$ (how should I care during the proof?) ...
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A martingale with bounded increments either converges or diverges to both infinities a.s.

I am reading page 236 "Probability : theory and examples" by R. Durrett. Theorem 31. Let $X_1, X_2,\ldots$ be a martingale with $|X_{n+1}-X_n|\leq M<\infty$. Let $C=\{\lim X_n \;\;\; \text{exists ...
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Stopped strong Markov process again strong Markov?

Following setting: I have a right-continuous strong Markov process X in a right-continuous filtration >$\mathbb{F}=(F_t)$ and a P-a.s. finite stopping time $\tau$. My question is: Is the ...
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Optimal stopping in coin tossing with finite horizon

There's a classic coin toss problem that asks about optimal stopping. The setup is you keep flipping a coin until you decide to stop, and when you stop you get paid $H/n%$ where $H$ is the number of ...
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Probability of Stopping Time Taking specific value - Random Walk 1d

We are considering a simple random walk $(X_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ starting at $X_0=0$ with $X_n=\sum_{i=1}^nY_i$ where $Y_i$ are iid and $\mathbb{P}(Y_i=1)=\mathbb{P}(Y_i=-1)=\frac{1}{2}$. We want to ...
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Why is the Stopping Theorem interesting?

The theorem for discrete-time martingales is as follows: Let $X=(\Omega,\mathcal{F},(\mathcal{F}_n)_n,(X_n)_n,\mathrm{P})$ be a supermartingale and $\tau_1,\tau_2$ two a.s. bounded stopping times on ...
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Brownian Motion first hitting time distribution

I have a question concerning the distribution of the first hitting time of Brownian Motion $\tau_x = \inf_{t\geq 0}\{W_t=x\}$, where $W_t$ is Brownian motion. Using some calculus, I found out that the ...
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Snowplow Problem

A snowplow can remove snow at a constant rate (in cubic feet per minute). One day, there was no snow on the ground at sunrise, but sometime in the morning it began snowing at a steady rate. At noon, ...
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Is there an example that shows that the optional stopping theorem fails for finite (unbounded) stopping times?

Is there a martingale $M=(M_t)_{t\geq 0}$ and finite stopping times $S,T$ with $S \leq T$ a.s. such that $\mathrm{E}(|M_T|)<\infty$, but $M_S \neq \mathrm{E}(M_T|\mathcal{F}_S)$ a.s.? I found a ...
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Expressing units of time

How would you express 8/3 seconds as time after 3pm ? 8/3 = 2.66666 0.66*60 =40 miliseconds = 0.04 seconds so 2.04 seconds after 3 3:00:02:04 pm ? Is this correct?
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Property of Brownian Motion's paths

We are considering a Brownian Motion $(B_t)_t$ with values in $\mathbb{R} $ starting from $x$ defined on the stochastic basis: $$(\Omega,\mathcal{E},(\mathcal{F}_t)_t,\mathbb{P}^x)$$ Then, let's ...
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The law of the iterated logarithm for BM and boundedness of stopping times

My question is regarding the usefulness of the law of the iterated logarithm, and its connection to stopping times. In many answers of this forum, I understand that some people often claim that some ...
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Hitting time for Brownian Motion Surplus Process

I'm trying to solve this question for a continuous surplus process. The surplus process is $$U_s=U_0+s-B_s$$ where $B_t$ is a Brownian motion representing payouts, $U_0$ is starting capital, $s$ is ...
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Properties of Sigma Algebras of Information up to a stopping time

first of all i want to ask whether given any two $\{\mathcal{F}_t\}$-stopping times $\sigma, \tau$ is the following properties true: (i) $\mathcal{F}_{\sigma \wedge \tau} = \mathcal{F}_{\sigma} \cap ...
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Stopping times, open sets and Brownian Motion

Let $B_t$ be a brownian motion started at 0. I am trying to prove that $\tau$, defined as: $$ \tau = \inf\{t > 0 \mbox{ }|\mbox{ } \left|B_t\right| \geq \frac{1}{1+t} \} $$ is a stopping time with ...
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Extended (or augmented) stopping times

I am trying to prove that $\tau$, defined as: $$ \tau = inf\{t > 0 \mbox{ }|\mbox{ } B_t < t-1 \} $$ is a stopping time with respect to the filtration $(\mathscr{F}_{t+}^B)_{t\geq 0}$ where ...
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Stopping time and filtration

My question is as follow: Let $(\Omega,\cal{F}_\infty,\{\cal{F}_t\},\mathbb{P})$ be the filtred probability space. Further, denote $\cal{F}^*_t$ as the usual augmented filtration. Now, given a ...
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Stopping time question $\sigma$

If $S$ and $T$ are stopping time, $S \vee T$ is $\max ({S,T})$, $F_S$ and $F_T$ are stopped sigma algebra, show that $F_{S \vee T} = \sigma(F_S,F_T)$. My thinking : I should take a set $A$ in $F_{S ...
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Markov chains and natural filtration

I have the following problem Consider a homogeneous Markov chain $(X_n)$ with countable state set $E$. Suppose that $A$ is a proper subset of $E$ and consider the stopping times $\tau^0=0 $ and ...
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Conditioning on $\mathcal{F}_\sigma$ for $\sigma$ stopping time

I'm trying to show that $E[E[\ \cdot\mid \mathcal{F}_\sigma]\mid\mathcal{F}_\tau]=E[E[\ \cdot\mid \mathcal{F}_\tau]\mid\mathcal{F}_\sigma]$ for stopping times $\sigma$ and $\tau$, I've come to the ...
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Find an example such that $\tau$ is a stopping time and $\mathcal{F}_\tau$ and $\mathcal{F}_\infty$ differ on $\{\tau = \infty\}$.

I need to find an example such that the following is true: $\tau$ is a stopping time and $\mathcal{F}$ is a filtration defined on $\mathbb{R}_+$. Let $\mathcal{F}_\tau$ denote the stopped ...
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Stopping time problem - Show that T is bounded

Let $a< 0 < b$ and $W_t$ is Brownian motion $T_a$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\le a$} $T_b$=inf{$t\ge$0|$W_t\ge b$} T=min{$T_a$,$T_b$} $1)$ Show that $T$ $<$ $\infty$ My attempt : ...
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Jump time of a previsible process is previsible?

Here is my question: In our setups, the filtration satisfies the usual condition. $V$ is an increasing process with only jumps (between the jumps it is flat). We also know that $V$ is right ...
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Is the exit time independent of the state jumped to in a Markov chain?

Let $X$ be a continuous time Markov chain on a countable state space $S$, and let $\tau_n$ be the $n^{th}$ time at which the chain jumps out of a set $D$ (i.e. times $t$ at which, for some $\epsilon ...
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Show $L$ is not a stopping time

Let $L = \sup\{ n : n \le 10; A_n \in B \}$, $B \in \mathcal B$, $\sup\{\emptyset \}=0$. $(A_n)_{n \ge1}$ is a process adapted by a natural filtration $\{\mathcal F_n\}.$ Show that $L$ is NOT a ...
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Hitting time Distribution of a Gaussian Random Walk

I am trying to find out the exponential decay rate of the Probability $Pr(T>n)$ where $T$ is the first hitting time of a gaussian random walk with i.i.d random variables i.e. ...
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Stopping time problem

I have some difficulty understanding following problem. I need to show any non random time $T$ is a stopping time. I know that we have to show {$T\le t$} is $F_t$ measurable. When $t \le T$ this set ...
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Showing that a nonnegative integer-valued random variable is NOT a stopping time

Suppose that $\left(A_n\right)$ is an adapted process, and that $B\in\mathcal{B}$. Let $L = \sup\left\{n:n\leq10;A_n\in B\right\}$, $\sup\left(\emptyset\right)=0$. Convince yourself that $L$ is NOT ...
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Adaptedness of random variables

Suppose we have an RCLL adapted process $(X_t)$. Moreover we are given a stopping time $T$. We define $\mathcal{F}_T=\{A\in\mathcal{F}\mid A\cap\{T\le t\}\in \mathcal{F}_t, \text{ for all }t\ge0\}$. ...
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brownian motion and stopping time

I have an exercise about Brownian motion which I don't understand completely. Let $(B_s)_{s\geq0}$ be a standard real Brownian motion. For $t > 0$, we define the random times $g_t ...
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Wald's equation example controversy

I'm trying to get a grip of Wald's equation, applying it to the following example. Suppose, we have a simple sequence of fair coin flips, where heads wins us a dollar, while tails means loss of a ...
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Wald equality, expectation of a stopping time

Let $(X_n)$ be a sequence of iid random variables such that: $$\mathbb{P}(X_k=-1)=q \\ \mathbb{P}(X_k=1)=p=1-q$$ (two points distribution) Let $\tau$ be the first moment when number of successes ...
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Stopping time and right-continous filtration

I have to prove that if $T=[0,+\infty)$ and $(F_t)_{i\in T}$ is a right continous filtration, then: $\tau$ is a stopping time $\iff \forall t \in T :\{\tau<t\}\in F_t $ My attempt: The most ...
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Stopping times and stopped sigma algebras

Let $\tau$ and $\rho$ be stopping times with respect to filtration $\{F\}_i$ I have to show that: $[\tau<\rho]$ is in both $F_\tau$ and $F_\rho$ Is this ok (for $F_\rho$): $$ ...
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Solution of the problem 1.2.2 from “Brownian Motion and Stochastic Calculus” of Karatzas & Shreve

Does anybody have the solution of that problem, please? I don't understand the relation between random variables $X$ and $T$. Regards Edit : Thank you for the comments. Let me first apologize for ...
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Expectation of brownian motion at hitting time

Am i correct in my derivation? I want to calculate $\mathbb{E}B_{\tau_a}$. From the definition of the hitting time i get $B_{\tau_a}=a$, so $$\mathbb{E}B_{\tau_a}=\mathbb{E}a=a$$ I am new to the ...
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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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Show that this is a stopping time

Show that $\sigma=\inf \{ t\ge 0 : |B_t|= \log t \}$ is a stopping time with respect to $(\mathcal F_t^B)_{t\ge0}$. I've been trying to put the set $\{\sigma\le t\}$ equal to a countable union and ...
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equality of value implies equality of stopping time

Question: Let X be a stochastic process and T a stopping time of ${\mathcal{F}^{X}_{t}}$. Suppose that for some pair $\omega$, $\omega$' $\in$ $\Omega$, we have $X_{t}(\omega)=X_{t}(\omega')$ for all ...
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If AC is false , is this statement about the halting problem true?

Assume AC is false. (AC = axiom of choice ) Let $n,m$ be positive integers. Let $f: \Bbb N \rightarrow \Bbb N$ and $f(m)=m$. Let $g(n,m)=1$ if the iterations $f(n),f(f(n)),...$ converges to $m$. ...
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New stochastic calculus

I am interested in Kagi and Renko approach and hope I can use it for a random walk process. I searched for it on internet but I couldnt find any basic material to read about it. Can someone please ...
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Essential supremum of a conditional expectation

Given the function \begin{equation} P(x,t) := \sup\limits_{t \le \tau \le T} E\left( g(X^{t,x}_{\tau}) \right) \end{equation} where $X^{t,x}$ is the unique solution to the SDE \begin{equation} X_u ...
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Probablity and Expected value

Suppose you are playing a fair coin game and you win a dollar if a head shows up and lose a dollar if tail. what is the expected value of rounds you played before you lose the first dollar from your ...