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In mathematics, Brownian motion is described by the Wiener process; a continuous-time stochastic process named in honor of Norbert Wiener.

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Show that a sample path cannot be differentiable anywhere on the real line

Assume that the Brownian local time exists and show that for each $\omega$, the sample path: $t\to W_t(\omega)$ cannot be differentiable anywhere on the real line. I am not sure exactly how to show ...
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Ito`s Lemma problem

Can someone help me with calculus for this problem. I have these 3 equations and with Ito`s Lemma I have to find $dXt$. \begin{cases} dY= μYdt+σYdB \\ X=\frac{1}{2}cY\\ dc =-aαcdt\end{cases}
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Geometric Brownian Motion - Price Probabilities

I am modeling a stock price that follows Geometric Brownian Motion and have the following: $E(X)$ = .16 (16%) $\sigma$ = .24 (24%) $X_0$ = 95 $T$ = 1 (12 months) I am trying to find the ...
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Autocovariance of increments of a semimartingale

Say that $X_t$ is an Itō process with \begin{equation} dX_t = \mu_t dt + \sigma_t dW_t \end{equation} where $\mu_t$ and $\sigma_t$ are adapted processes. Is it always true that \begin{equation} E[...
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The conditional expectation of a geometric brownian motion

In this question it states that $$\mathbb{E}[e^{\sigma(W_t-W_s)}|\mathcal{F}_s] = \mathbb{E}[e^{\sigma(W_t-W_s)}],$$ and I assume that $0 \leq s \leq t$. The accepted answer states that this step is ...
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Find the brownian motion associated to a linear combination of dependant brownian motions

I have $N$ correlated standard one-dimensional Brownian motions $W_1,\ldots,W_N$ with correlation matrix $\rho$ and I consider the process $Z_t \equiv \sum_{i=1}^N \mu_i (t) W_t$ where the $\mu_i$ are ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion unable to model / predict jumps

In my finance course, we were talking about the flaws of modelling Stock Prices with the geometric Brownian Motion. According to my professor: "Since the geometric Brownian Motion has continous time ...
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Novikov condition for Vasicek process

Suppose that we have a money account $S^{(0)}$ with dynamics \begin{align} dS^{(0)}_{t} = r_{t} S^{(0)}_{t}\, dt, \end{align} where \begin{align} dr_t = a(b-r_t)\, dt + \sigma_{r} \, dW_t^{(0)}. \...
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Bitcoin dynamics - C++ Simulation

I would like perform a simulation of Bitcoin future prices given a sample of the 4 past years (2014-2018). My problem is that I do not know what model to use! For common stocks I used the geometric ...
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Distribution of portfolio values with constant spending rate

If your portfolio is invested in an asset that follows a geometric Brownian motion, and you withdraw a constant dollar amount at the beginning of each year, is there an approximate analytical ...
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Expectation and variance of standard brownian motion

Assuming that the price of the stock follows the model $ S(t) = S(0) exp ( mt − (σ^2/ 2) t + σW(t) ) , $ where W(t) is a standard Brownian motion; σ > 0, S(0) > 0, m are some ...
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Brownian motion for modelling future asset values

Assume that an asset price $S$ is given by a Brownian motion. Argue from the definition why it is not possible to predict future values of the asset based on the past values of $S$. I am not sure ...
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Risk neutrality correction for Monte Carlo Bootstrapping according to PRIIP regulation for products of category III

The PRIIP (packaged products) regulation prescribes Monte Carlo bootstrapping simulation for calculation of VaR for products of category III (non-linearly leveraged products). The idea is based on ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion with Dividends

I am working on a problem and had a quick question. I understand that for Geometric Brownian Motion we use the formula: $$X_{t_n} = X_{t_{n-1}} + \mu X_{t_{n-1}} \Delta t + \sigma X_{t_{n-1}} \...
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Why is it more accurate to simulate ln(S) rather than S?

Let's take a process $S$ that satisfies: \begin{equation} dS = \mu S dt + \sigma S dz \end{equation} with $dz$ a Wiener process, $\sigma$ the volatility of $S$, $\mu$ the expected return of $S$. From ...
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For an Ito Process, $d\ln{X} \neq \frac{dX}{X}$ and $(d\ln{X})^2 = (\frac{dX}{X})^2$, but $d\ln{X} \neq \pm \frac{dX}{X}$

In normal calculus we can write $d\ln{x} = \frac{dx}{x}$ since there is no quadratic variation to deal with. This isn't true for stochastic processes, and Ito's Lemma is used to calculate $d\ln{X}$. ...
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CDF&density of stock price modeled by standard brownian motion

Assume that the price of the stock follows the model $S(t) = S(0) exp ( mt − ((σ^2)/2 ) t + σW(t) )$ , (1) where W(t) is a standard Brownian motion; σ > 0, S(0) > 0, m are some constants. Derive the ...
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How to numerically simulate exponential stochastic integral

For example given an integral $$ \int^t_0 \exp(aW(t'))\,dt', t\in\mathbb R_+ $$ where $W(t')$ is a standard Wiener process. I've been very confused about stochastic integrals like $\int^t_0 W(t')\,...
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If S(t) is geometric Brownian motion, what is the distribution of S(t+h)-S(t)?

Suppose we have a geometric Brownian $S(t)$ which follows a lognormal process. Say $$ \begin{equation} dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_tdW_t \end{equation} $$ My question is what is the distribution of $...
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Two correlated brownian motions

Is it true (see here, footnote 2, p.22 / p.14, without proof) that we can obtain two discretized brownian motions $W_t^1, W_t^2$ with correlation $\rho$ by doing $$d W_t^1 \sim \mathcal N(0,\sqrt{dt}...
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Correlated stock prices and geometric Brownian motion

I have two uncorrelated stocks which follow geometric Brownian motion, as follows $$\begin{aligned} dS_a &= \mu_aS_adt + \sigma_aS_adW\\ dS_b &= \mu_bS_bdt + \sigma_bS_b dW \end{aligned}$$ ...
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Ito's Lemma for this problem

I'm attempting to prove a lemma from a paper, in the context of optimal contracts. $r,\rho,\gamma,\alpha,\sigma$ are all known constants. $dR_t = (\alpha + r)dt + \sigma dZ_t$ where $Z_t$ is a ...
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Is it really possible to create a robust algorithmic trading strategy for intraday trading?

I'm an engineer doing academic research for my master thesis in the area of quantitative finance, basically the purpose is to study the possibility to create an intraday-trading algorithm. I've tried ...
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On quadratic covariation

I ran through an equality in a paper I was reading but couldn't check if it is correct. Let $W^1_t$, $W^2_t$ and $W^3_t$ be three brownian motions, not necessarily independent, is it true that the ...
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Differential of integral of Wiener process over time

I am trying to compute this quantity: $\frac{d}{dt}\int_{0}^{t} W_s ds $ Where $W_t$ is a Wiener process. Is there a theorem which tells how this can be computed? I have tried https://en.wikipedia....
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Measure of a Brownian motion = normal distribution?

Consider some model where the process increments are normally distributed, e.g. Vasicek: $$dr(t) = \left(\theta - ar(t)\right)dt + \sigma dW(t).$$ We usually say that $W(t)$ is a Brownian motion ...
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How to simulate stock prices with a Geometric Brownian Motion?

I want to simulate stock price paths with different stochastic processes. I started with the famous geometric brownian motion. I simulated the values with the following formula: $$R_i=\frac{S_{i+1}-...
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Geometric Brownian motion - Volatility Interpretation (in the drift term)

A Geometric Brownian motion satisfying the SDE $dS_t = rS_t dt+\sigma S_t dW_t$ has the analytic solution $$S_t = S_0\exp\left\{\left(r-\frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)t\right\}\exp\{\sigma W_t\}$$ Recently ...
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Dynamical Behavior of Hurst Exponent

I feel that the dynamic of financial market is not really modeled by standard Brownian motion, but fractional Brownian motion or even multifractional Brownian motion. I have read some references on ...
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Basic book on stochastic calculus, Itô and jump processes and Brownian Motion

I was looking for a good book that explains at beginner-level the basic of stochastic calculus, probability and random variables, Itô and jump processes as well as Brownian Motion. At university we ...
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How to get the probability of exercise call option in Black-Scholes model?

From Black-Scholes model, I'm trying to prove: $p(S_t>K) = N(d_2)$ No luck yet! Can anyone suggest a reference showing that how to obtain this equation? All I get is: $S_t = S_0e^{ (\mu-0.5 \...
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Expected payoff at future time

Let $a$, $b$, $c$, and $e$ be constants, $W_1$ and $W_2$ be Brownian motions with correlation $\rho$, and $f(t)$ and $g(t)$ be deterministic functions of time. Let $X$ satisfy $$d(X(t))=(aX(t)+ef(t)g(...
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The conditional mean of a product of standard Brownian motions [closed]

Suppose $\{W_t, t>=0\}$ is a Standard Brownian Motion. How to compute $ \mathbb{E} \left[ W_2 W_3 \vert W_1 =0 \right]$? We know $ W_2 \vert W_1 = 0 \sim N(0,1)$ and $ W_3 \vert W_1 = 0 \sim N(0,...
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Why is the black-scholes model arbitrage free when σ>0?

I want to show that: if $σ$ is positive then there is no arbitrage in the model, even if $r > µ$. Whilst I have satisfied this for $ r > \mu$, I cannot see why the conditioning on $\sigma>0 $ ...
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How to calculate mean and volatility parameters for Geometric Brownian motion?

Say I have a time series $S_K$ for monthly asset prices for the last 30 years. I want to run a monte carlo simulation using geometric brownian motion $$S_t = S_0\exp\left(\left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{...
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Integral of Brownian motion w.r.t. time

Let $$X_t = \int_0^t W_s \,\mathrm d s$$ where $W_s$ is our usual Brownian motion. My questions are the following: Expectation? Variance? Is it a martingale? Is it an Ito process or a Riemann ...
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negative values in geometric brownian motion

A GBM $ \frac{dx}{x} = \mu dx + \sigma dW $ solves to $x_t = x_o e^{(\mu - \sigma^2)t + \sigma W_t}$ From the solution, it is clear that $x_t$ cannot become negative. However, it is not so clear ...
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GBM probability of hitting barrier

I tried using the brownian bridge approach to determine the probability $$P(S_t<\beta,t\in [0,T]|S_0,S_T)$$ where $S_t$ is a GBM in the usual Black Scholes setup. We know that for a BM $W_t$, $$...
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Finding distribution of $\int_0 ^T uW_u du$

I would like to find the distribution of $\int_0 ^T uW_u du$ where $(W_u)_{u\geq0}$ is the Brownian motion. What I have tried: $$\int_0 ^T uW_u du = \int_0 ^T B_udu - \int_0^T \int_0^tB_sdsdt$$ by ...
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Limits of integration when applying stochastic Fubini theorem to Brownian motion

I'm looking at the solution below from Quantuple, it's a nice, succinct solution but I'm confused about how the limits of the integrals in the second line come from. Could someone please elaborate on ...
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Reference request for research on the maximum drawdown **ratio** (NOT value)

Let's suppose the asset price process follows a Geometric Brownian motion $S_t \sim GBM(\mu, \sigma),\,t\ge 0$, and define the two process: $$ \begin{align} \text{MSF}_t &:= \max_{\tau\in[0,t]} S_\...
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What is the Brownian motion in the model for the return of a stock price trying to capture?

I have read that in the derivation of the Black-Scholes PDE, we assume that the return of a stock $S$ is given by $$\frac{dS}{S}=\mu dt+\sigma dB$$ where $\mu$ is the average growth of $S$, $\sigma$ ...
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Basic question on Ito integrals

$Let \space X(t) =\begin{cases} 2, \qquad\text{if} \space 0\le t \le 1 \\ 3, \qquad\text{if} \space 1 < t \le 3 \\ -5, \qquad\text{if}\space 3 < t \le 4 \end{cases} $ or in one forumala $...
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What are the underlying events that the random variables map to the real line in the derivation of the Black-Scholes PDE?

When we first try and set up a model for the evolution of S, the value of the underlying stock, I have seen in a lot of textbooks that they model the evolution by the formula $$\frac{dS_t}{S_t}=\mu dt+...
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Distribution of time integral of Brownian motion squared (where the Brownian motion occurs in square root time)?

Let $I_t = \int_0^t W_{\sqrt{u}}^2du$. What is the distribution of $I$? If I recall correctly, if the Brownian motion were instead $W_u$, then it would be $I_t \sim N\left(\frac{t^2}{2},\frac{t^4}{3}\...
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Discounted asset price is martingale in BS model

I want to verify that the discounted stock price process $\mathrm{e}^{-r(T-t)}V(S_t,t)$ is a martingale in the BS-model. Using Ito's formula and the BS-PDE I get that $$ \mathrm{d}\mathrm{e}^{-r(T-t)}...
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Difference between ito process, brownian motion and random walk

Can someone explain to a non-math person (myself) what is the difference between these three? If they are so different that a comparison does not even make sense, please point it out. 1.Ito process 2....
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Random Walk with normal increments and n time periods why is the increment $\sqrt{(t/n)}$?

Question is basically in the title. I have found several sources stating that $R_i = \sqrt{\frac{t}{n}}$, but I couldn't find the intuition behind taking the square root. And it seems to be crucial ...
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Integral of Wiener process over time

This should hopefully be an easy question to answer, but I am new to Stochastic Calculus and am gapping as to why the following is true, for a brownian motion $W_t$: $$d(\int W_t dt ) = W_t dt$$ I ...
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Differential product Correlated processes

I am trying to derive the differential of the product of two processes, but I got stuck. This is what I have until now: We have the following two stochastic processes: $dX_t= \mu_t dt +\sigma_t dW_t$...