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Questions tagged [brownian-motion]

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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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: $dX_t= \mu_t dt +\sigma_t dW_t$...
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Expectation of the product of two Brownian motions [closed]

Could you please let me know the steps to follow to get to the solution?
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Does GBM stock price model have E[S(t)] unaffected by volatility?

Many an author claims that, if you model stock prices through GBM, $E[S(t)]=e^{\mu t}$, and the expectation is thus not related to volatility. I keep running around in circles on this one. First ...
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Variance of time integral of squared Brownian motion

I want to calculate the variance of $$I = \int_0^t W_s^2 ds$$ I was thinking I could define the function $f(t,W_t) = tW_t^2$ and then apply Ito's lemma so I get $$f(t,W_t)-f(0,0) = \int_0^t \frac{\...
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Calculate drift of Brownian Motion using Euler method

I am working on a project to approximate numerically the solution $X_t$ of a stochastic differential equation (SDE) using the Euler method. I have do to this for the Brownian motion with drift. I am ...
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How to calculate the covariance between two stochastic integrals?

How to calculate the covariance between the integral of a Brownian motion at different times: $$\text{Cov}\left(\int^{t_1}_0\sigma(t)dW_t,\int^{t_2}_0\sigma(t)dW_t\right)\ ?$$ I know the answer is: $$\...
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Model of asset substitution/risk shifting in continuous time

Consider a firm with cash flows $X_t$, which under a risk-neutral probability measure, follows a geometric brownian motion: $$dX_t = X_t[(r-\beta)dt + \sigma dZ_t]$$ where $r>0$ is the risk-free ...
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Fractional Brownian motion references

Does anyone know any good references to understand the fractional Brownian motion and its numerical simulation, preferably applied to finance.Thank you.
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Theoretical distribution of (geometric) Brownian motion (with drift)

I am working on a simulation study which focuses on both the Brownian motion with drift (1) and the geometric Brownian motion (2). I denote them by $X_t$. What are the theoretical distributions of ...
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Quadratic variation of an integral of a function of a Brownian motion

I'm asked to find the quadratic variation of the integral $\int_{0}^{t} W_s^2 ds$.
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Correlated GBM and OU processes

I want to model two different stochastic processes, such that: $X_t , V_t$ are correlated with coefficient $\rho$. Where: $\frac{dX_t}{X_t}=\mu_1dt+\sigma_1 dW_{1,t}$ and $dV_t=\theta(\mu_2-V_t)dt+\...
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Comparison of Brownian Motion Expected Drawdown and simulated results

Can anyone tell me whether results as predicted by Brownian Motion for a given mean and std, match what you get by measuring actual drawdown from simulated results over a number of iterations?
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Integral of Brownian Motion w.r.t Time: what is wrong with this solution? [duplicate]

My question is about a stochastic integral of brownian motion w.r.t time. Let $W(t)$ the Wiener process (or brownian motion). I want to calculate this: \begin{eqnarray} X(t)=\int_{0}^t dt' W(t'). \...
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Properties of Geometric Brownian Motion Integrated w.r.t. Time (i.e., distribution of a Yor Process)

Let $S_t$ be a process which follows a Geometric Brownian Motion: $\frac{dS_\tau}{S_\tau} = \mu \,d\tau + \sigma \,dW_\tau$ By Ito's lemma, we have: $S_T = S_t e^{(\mu-{\sigma^2 \over 2})(T-t) + \...
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Brownian bridge with time varying volatility

I have a question to ask about the Brownian bridge for a process with deterministic volatility varying over time. In other words, we have this dynamic: $dS_t = \sigma_{t} * dW_t$. We want to know the ...
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Asset price simulation under Monte Carlo for option pricing using market data

I am trying to use Monte Carlo to price some exotic options. I have in mind to simulate asset prices under GBM (say S&P prices) using Monte Carlo and price the option accordingly from the payoffs ...
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Conditional Probability - Geometric Brownian Motion

Background I am trying to find a way to price a variant of a gap option by using closed-end expressions. What makes this option a bit tricky is that it can be exercised at four predetermined dates (t=...
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Estimation of Geometric Brownian Motion drift

One can find many papers about estimators of the historical volatility of a geometric Brownian motion (GBM). I'm interested in the estimation of the drift of such a process. Any link on this topic ...
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Does Black Scholes need to assume no arbitrage?

Since Girsanov's theorem guarantees a risk neutral measure for Geometric Brownian motion, by the fundamental theorem of asset pricing there can be no arbitrage. So, why does the model assume no ...
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Using Geometric Brownian Motion for Index Options

As far as I understand, in most of the cases we derive the option valuation assuming that the log-return of the asset is partly driven by its own Brownian motion, and we use Geometric Brownian motion (...
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About SDE of Geometric Brownian Motion

It's known that most of the financial assets are subject to Geometric Brownian Motion, which satisfies the following equations: $\frac{dS}{S}=\mu dt + \sigma dX$ (1) $S_t = S_0 e^{(\mu + \frac{1}{2}...
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Determining the probability of arriving at a price by a time T

A useful calculation for ascertaining the risk of something might be determining the probability of a realization of a set of stock prices $X$ being greater than or equal to some future price $x$. I ...
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Prove the Markov property for the stochastic process $Y^x_t$

Prove the Markov property for the stochastic process $Y^x_t=xe^{at+bW_t}$ Given a function $u(t,x)=\mathbb{E}[f(Y^*_t)]$ with $Y^*_0=x$. For $s<t$ we have $\mathbb{E}[f(Y^*_t)]=u(t-s,Y^*_s)$ by ...
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What's the correct choice for modeling correlated stock prices?

Let's assume we're happy with simulating $n$ stocks as geometric Brownian motion (GBM). But say we also want the prices to be correlated. When I searched around for how to construct correlated paths, ...
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Does it make sense to simulate from the multidimensional GBM?

Suppose I have times series data on 3 assets and I do $N$ simulations (GBM) first for each of assets individually and then from a multidimensional GBM since their log-returns are correlated (I use ...
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GBM in R giving negative numbers?

I was under the impression that simulations involving geometric brownian motion are not supposed to yield negative numbers. However, I was trying the following Monte Carlo simulation in R for a GBM, ...
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Expectation of an Integral of a function of a Brownian Motion

I would really appreciate some guidance on how to calculate the expectation of an integral of a function of a Brownian Motion. Let $B(t)$ be a Brownian motion with drift $\mu$ and standard ...
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Isn't GBM the equivalent of adding infinitessimally small normally distributed returns?

The classic treatment of GBM for asset pricing leads to a point where eventually one gets a solution that is the same as assuming an underlying arithmetic Brownian motion, $X_t$, which has (over unit ...
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Simulation of GBM

I have a question regarding the simulation of a GBM. I have found similar questions here but nothing which takes reference to my specific problem: Given a GBM of the form $dS(t) = \mu S(t) dt + \...
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Which expression of $S_t$ to use under the Black-Scholes model?

I am currently looking at example exam questions relating to the evolution of a stock price under the Black-Scholes model. However, I am confused by seemingly inconsistent expressions used for the ...
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Does the Ito correction term in GBM result in 'real money', or is it illusory?

There are two ways to think about investment returns and randomness. First is sort of like 'bank interest', with randomness. Suppose we invest 100 units of currency. Suppose each year there is a ...
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How might I answer this past exam question relating to the value of a European option under the BMS market model?

The following question, which is not homework, was taken from a past paper for a module I will soon be sitting: Consider a Black-Merton-Scholes stochastic market with drift $\mu = 1$, volatility $\...
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Calculating the stochastic integral of $\exp(-rt)S_t$

I am currently reading lecture notes which aim to show that if $$ S_t = S_0 \exp (\mu t + \sigma W_t) $$ then, under the probability measure $\tilde{\mathbb{P}}$ with density $$ \gamma_T = \exp (c W_T ...
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Question about the Cameron-Martin-Girsanov (CMG) theorem

Within my lecture notes, the following definition of the CMG theorem is given: Under the probability measure $\mathbb{\tilde{P}}$ with density $\gamma_T = \exp(cW_T - \frac{c^2}{2}T)$, the process $...
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Applying Ito's formula to complex functions

Within my lecture notes, the following definition is given: We say that the stochastic process $X_t$ has stochastic differential $$ dX_t = b_t dt + \sigma_t dW_t $$ if and only if $$ X_t = ...
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Definition request - Brownian Motion Characterised by Sharpe Ratio

What is the Stochastic Differential Equation for a "Brownian Motion Characterised by Sharpe Ratio"? I saw it in a paper ("Lessons from the Mortician: volatility modulation") and the authors do not ...
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Show that $E[B_t|\mathscr{F}_s] = B_s$ for $B_t = W_t^3 - 3 t W_t$

Given prob space $(\Omega, \mathscr{F}, P)$ and a Wiener process $(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$, define filtration $\mathscr{F}_t = \sigma(W_u : u \leq t)$ Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ where $B_t = W_t^3 - 3tW_t$. ...
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Calculate $Cov(e^ {B_t} ,e^{B_s})$

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq0} $ be a Brownian Motion. Calculate $Cov(e^ {B_t} ,e^{B_s})$ I would verify the following solution which the result looks a bit weird. My solution: let $0 \leq s \leq t$. $$Cov(e^ {...
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Monte Carlo Pricer for Express Certificate delivers wrong price [Mathematica]

So I wanted to price the following Express Certificate with this specific payout structure: If S1 > S0 -> 105.25 , else -> If S2 > 0.95*S0 -> 110.5 , else -> If S3 > 0.9*S0 -> 115.75 , else -> If ...
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Browian motion: $P(B_1<4 | B_2 =1)$

I want to calculate $P(B_1<4 | B_2 =1)$ for the B.M. What I tried: $P(B_1<4 | B_2 =1)=P(B_1 - B_2 < 3- B_2 | B_2 =1)$ but I cant use any independence to calculate further.
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Variance of Brownian Motion

Can someone point me into the right direction to calculate this one: $E(B^4_t)=3t^2$ I had tried using the following property with no luck: $E(B^4_t)=E(B^2_tB^2_t)=E(\int B^2 dt )E(\int B^2 dt )=[E(\...
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Integral of Wiener process w.r.t. time

I have a doubt with regards to the calculation of the below integral- $\int_0^t W_sds$ where $W_s$ is the Wiener Process. This has been solved very ably in the following page. It turns out to be a ...
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Girsanov Theorem application to Geometric Brownian Motion

I recently read this from a book on mathematical finance The important example for finance the (unique) EMM for the geometric Brownian. Let $S_{t}$ be the price of an asset, $${{d{S_t}} \over {{...