# 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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### Simulate stock prices with Geometric Brownian Motion motion with mu and signa based on 'normal' or continuous compounding?

I have written a simple script for modelling stock prices using Geometric Brownian Motion. The time series I am downloading are daily adjusted closing prices. My aim is to be able to change the ...
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### Itos Lemma Derivation notation

So in Hull (2012) the main point is that $\Delta x^2 = b^2 \epsilon ^2 \Delta t +$higher order terms has a term of order $\Delta t$ and can not be ignored as the Brownian motion exhibits the ...
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### mixing fractional Brownian motions

Given two Brownian motions $W_t^1, W_t^2$, we can have them correlated by $$W_t^1 = \rho W_t^2+\sqrt{1-\rho^2}Z_t$$ where $W_t^{2}$ and $Z_t$ are independent of each other. My question then: is there ...
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### Sampling from SDE

In the case of the classic Geometric Brownian motion $$dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_tdW_t$$ we solve it as $$S_t = S_0 \exp\left[ \left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)t + \sigma dW_t\right]$$ and ...
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### How to expand lognormal approximation of Brownian motion

How can we expand this sum? $\sum_{i=1}^n (e^{rt_i-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2t_i+\sigma w_{t_i}})^2$ where: $w_{t_i}$ is a standard Brownian motion. If we let $m_t=e^{-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2t_i+\sigma w_{t_i}}$...
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### Calculation of a process's drift

Let $X_t:=e^{W_t}$ where $W_t$ follows the Wiener process. Calculate the drift. The answer is given as $X_t/2$. My attempt at a solution (which I'm afraid is poor from a mathematical standpoint): I ...
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### Advantages of pathwise calculus over stochastic calculus in continuous self-financing trading models

I am new to stochastic calculus but the statement below confuses me: Beside the issue of the impossible consensus on a probability measure, the representation of the gain from trading lacks a ...
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### What is a Brownian motion “under the risk-neutral measure”?

I understand that the risk-neutral measure associated with the money-market Numeraire is one under which the discounted price (acc. to the risk-free rate) of any asset is a martingale. Brownian motion ...
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### Are the increments of a stochastic process driven by fractional Brownian motion independent?

I'm studying the following equation $$\tag1 dX_t = \mu X_t dt + \sigma X_t dB^H_t$$ where $B^H$ is the fractional Brownian motion (fBm) of Hurst parameter $H\in(0,1)$, that is a continuous ...
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### Solving Stochastic Differential Equation for Geometric Brownian Motion with time-dependent drift

Given the stochastic differential equation: $$dZ_t = -Z_t \theta_t dB_t, \quad Z_0 = 1.$$ for an adapted process $\theta_t$ and Brownian motion $B_t$, how exactly do I apply Itô's Lemma to obtain: ...
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### Solution to SDE being Evolution of Price Process

I am trying to explain the concept of a solution to SDE being the model for the evolution of a price process. How would you do this to someone who doesn't have a financial engineering background? ...
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### Showing BM $W(s)$ is independent of $W(t)-W(s)$ [closed]

Consider $0\leq s<t$ where $t,s$ represent time index. I want to show a Brownian motion $W(s)$ is independent of $W(t)-W(s)$. Specifically, show that $E[W(s)(W(t)-W(s))]=0$ Proof: Writing $W(s)$...
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### Risk-neutral Simple Return Moment Log-return Moment

I am trying to find a way to link Risk-neutral moment of simple return to risk-neutral moment of log-returns. Specifically, by making the same standard assumptions of the Black-Scholes model with the ...
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### Process with negative quadratic variation

Today seems to be question day for me, sorry. The complex process $$dX = i\sigma dW$$ where $i = \sqrt{-1}$ and $dW$ is a standard (real-valued) Brownian motion will have a negative variance ...
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### Steven Shreve: Stochastic Calculus and Finance

The lecture notes have the following theorem: Let $\theta\in \mathbb{R}$ be given and $B(t)$ stands for the Brownian motion which is a martingale, then $Z(t)=exp\{-\theta B(t)-\dfrac{1}{2}\theta^2t\}$...
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### Why do I get this difference when simulating geometric Brownian motion?

I tried simulating GBM using both the SDE definition and the closed form solution. The paths I get through these methods are very different. Can someone help me figure my mistake? ...
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### Why is Brownian motion useful in finance?

The following is an interview question from Mark Joshi et al. Quant Job Interview. Question: Why is Brownian motion useful in finance? I am from a Pure Maths PhD background (functional analysis, ...
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