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Density of first hitting time of Brownian motion with drift

I just started learning about Brownian motion and I am struggling with this question: Suppose that $X_t = B_t + ct$, where $B$ is a Brownian motion, $c$ is a constant. Set $H_a = \inf \{ t: X_t =a ...
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Approximation of a unbounded stopping time and convergence of respective $\sigma$-algebras

Fixed a filtration $(\mathscr{F_n})_n$ in a probability space and given a stopping time $\tau$ w.r.t $(\mathscr{F_n})_n$ that is finite almost surely we can construct a non-decreasing sequence of ...
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Stopping Time Subset Proof

My probability textbook has a really crappy proof for the following result. Suppose $S$ and $T$ are stopping times, with $S(\omega) \le T(\omega)$ for all $\omega$. Prove that $\mathcal{F}_S \subset ...
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Stopping time intuition

Let $(X_n)_{n \geq 1}$ be independent and identically distributed random variables with $P(X_n=1)=P(X_n=-1)=\frac {1}{2}$ for all $n \geq 1$ and let $S_n = X_1+X_2+ \cdots +X_n$. If we define a ...
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Bivariate stopped processes

Take two dependent Levy processes $L_1(t)$ and $L_2(t)$ with law $\mathcal{L}(L_1(1),L_2(1)$. If we stop the first process at a general time $t=s_1$ and stop the second process at another general time ...
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Probability of Wiener process hitting a particular point at an independent stopping time

Assume we have a stopping time $T$ that is independent of a Wiener process $W$. If $T$ were taking discrete values (let's say in $\mathbb{N}_0$), one can easily show (using the independence and the ...
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Is this a stopping time or not?

Let $(\xi_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}_0}$ be a sequence of independent identically distributed random variables that take values in $\left\{-1,1\right\}$ with equal probabilities. Define ...
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Is the following rule a stopping time in regards to reverse filtration?

Let $X_1, \dotsc, X_n \sim F$, where $F$ is a distribution function with support in $[0,1]$. For $t \in [0,1]$, define the sigma-algebra: $$ \mathscr{F}_t = \sigma(1_{\{X_i \leq s\}}\;,\; 1 \geq s ...
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Prove that $\text{Var} \tau = \frac{1 − (p − q)^2}{(p-q)^3} $ where $\tau$-stopping time

Let $S_n = \xi_1 + \dots + \xi_n$ be asimetric random walk such that $P(\xi_i = 1) = p > \frac{1}{2}$ and $P(\xi_i = -1) = q $. Let $\sigma^2 =1-(p-q)^2$ and let $X_n=(S_n-n-(p-q)n)^2 - \sigma^2n $ ...
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What is the distribution of the area between a Brownian Bridge and the x-axis?

Lets say that we have a Standard Brownian Bridge ($\sigma=1$) with endpoints $(0,0),(1,0)$ Is there a way to derive the distribution of the area between a sample path of this bridge and the x-axis?? ...
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Optimal Stopping for One-Armed Bandit with a Fixed, Known Payout.

I'm very new to bandit problems (apologies if I've formatted my question incorrectly), but I have to solve the optimal stopping of what I think is a very simple case. I have a bandit problem with one ...
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Looking for resources: Generalizations of martingales to $\mathbb R^2$

In most introductory courses, a martingale $Y$ is defined as a stochastic process $$Y: T \times \Omega \to S$$ ,which satisfies certain conditions. ($\Omega$ is a probability space and a filtration ...
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Time changes conditions to be adapted

Given a process $X_t$ and another process $T_t$ which is increasing, what conditions should we require such that the process $X_t$ is adapted to the time change $T_t$, that is such that $X_t$ is ...
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question on a stopping time problem.

I borrowed some lecture notes on stochastic calculus, which contained the following exercise: Let $(X_n)_{n>0}$ be a sequence of random variables with $X_n: \Omega \to [0,\infty)$. We set $S_n= ...
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Processes adapted to time changes

I have a question regarding a passage in Chapter X of "Calcul Stochastique et Problèmes de Martingales"J.Jacod(1979). In (10.13) they define an adapted process $X$ to the time change $\tau(t)$ as a ...
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Predictable process with stopping time

I would be very gratefull if someone could help me with my question below. Intuitivly I can see that it is correct but I am unsure of how to prove it. Let T be a stopping time in $\mathcal{F}_t$ for ...
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Stopping rule for house selling problem

We have a house to sell. Each day an offer of $X_n$ comes for the house. Each offer costs an amount $k$ to observe. You may think of $k$ as advertisement costs. When you receive an offer you must ...
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Laplace transform stopping time

Consider a stochastic differential equation: $$\frac{dX}{dt} = b + \sigma \frac{dW}{dt}, X(0) = x$$ where $b,\sigma$ are constant, $x \in [0,1]$, and $W$ is a Wiener process. Let $\tau = \inf \{ t ...
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Dose “optional stopping theorem” imply “optional sampling theorem”?

Suppose $X$ is a martingale,$\tau$ and $\sigma$ are two stopping times which satisfy (a)$\sigma\le\tau$ and (b)the "optional stopping theorem" holds,that is to say: $$\mathbb E[X_\sigma]=\mathbb ...
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Infinitesiman generator of Time dipendent process

I'm trying to find the infinitesiman generator of this process $dY_{t}=\dfrac{b-Y_{t}}{1-t}dt+dB_{t}$ $0\leq a <1$, $Y_{0}=a$ where $B_{t}$ is a brownian motion; and I've found the solution: ...
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Application of Strong Markov Property

Theorem SMP (Strong Markov Property) Let $X$ be a time homogenous Markov process with $T=\mathbb R_+$ or $\mathbb Z_+$ and let $\tau$ be a stopping time taking countably many values. Then ...
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The proof of first exist time is a stopping time.

Here is a proof of verifing the hitting time is a stopping time :(the last part of the web page) https://lecturenotes.math.cmu.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Stochastic_Calculus_(Fall_2012)/Lecture_1 the ...
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Last hit before random time s in Poisson point process - expected value.

I'm stuck computing the expected value of the last hitting time before a time $s$ in the waiting time paradoxon. Suppose we come to a bus stop at a time $s \in \mathbb{R}$, where buses are randomly ...
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Law of a geometric brownian motion first hitting time (proof checking)

I need to use it in a small step in the middle of a simulation and I think I'm not getting correct results to this probabilities and so for my all subsequent simulation. Could someone ...
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About measurability of a stopping time.

If $S,T$ are two stopping time w.r.t. $\mathcal F_t$ define $R=S\wedge T$.Then $R$ is a stopping time .How to prove $R$ is measurable w.r.t $\mathcal F_T$? Is there something wrong with this ...
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A step in verifying a stopping time.

Suppose $X$ is a cadlag process adapted to $\{\mathcal F_t\}$ and $H$ is a closed set.Verify $\sigma_H\triangleq\inf\{t\ge0:X_t(\omega)\in H\}$ is a stopping time . The first step is: ...
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An equality in stopping time.

In a proof,I need the following equality: Suppose $\tau,\sigma$ are two stopping time and $A$ is a event.Then: $$(A\cap\{\sigma\le\tau\})\cap\{\tau\le t\}=(A\cap\{\color{red}{\sigma}\le ...
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Prove of Stopping time

Let $(X_k)_{k\in\mathbb{N}}$ be iid random variables with $\mathbb{P}(X_1=1)=\mathbb{P}(X_1=-1)=\frac{1}{2}$. Let $Z_n=\prod_{k=1}^n(1+X_k)$, so $Z_n$ a martingale. Consider ...
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Hitting time and its distribution

÷I'm reading an italian book about casual process (Probabilità e modelli aleatori of Enzo Orsingher). At pag 105 there's the probability of the stopping time $T_\beta$. $$P\{T_\beta \leq ...
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Jumping times of a Lévy Process

If one has a Levy-process, are the times when the process has a jump of size exceeding a positive $\varepsilon$ actually stopping times w.r.t. the canonical filtration? In more detail: Let ...
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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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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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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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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 ...