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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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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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Ito's lemma for a Forward

I'm trying to understand the derivation of Ito's process with respect to a Forward $F$ on a stock $S$ that pays a constant dividend yield, say $y$. Stock follows brownian motion $\\$ $dS_{t} = S_{t}(\...
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true or false: the risk-neutral measure is useless in this situation

Example 2 of this Wiki article on the risk-measure describes how a stock price $S_t$ that is modeled with Geometric Brownian motion with drift $\mu$ $$ dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t $$ can be ...
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How to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model

Does anyone know how to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model $ \frac { dS_{i}}{S_{i}} $. I have seen solutions for the standard GBM model however I suspect that the ...
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Properties of integrated GBM

(I asked this question on MSE but I think it might have more success here) Good day, I was going over some exercises and I stumbled upon a question that, for its solution, requires me to find/...
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Brownian motion and Stochastic Integration

I have two questions relating stochastic integration which perhaps could be answered together. First question: First of all, I don't really understand why we can't use Riemann-Stieltjes integration ...
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Minimal bounds to enclose most sample paths of a GBM (Geometric Brownian Motion)

For a (generalized) Brownian motion $Y = F(t,W)$, starting at $InitialValue$ and running for a total of $T$ time, if I want to "enclose" (in a visual way) "most" of the possible sample paths, I could ...
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Sample path simulation using two random variables

I was wondering if there is a way of generating a sample path of a Geometric Brownian Motion using two independent standard normal random variables instead of just one. The exact scheme that uses ...
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Compo/Quanto Adjustment & Multivariate Ito

Related to the issue that I have raised here, I am facing another question. As the rule here is 1 question / 1 post, I take the opportunity to ask it below: By exploring StackExchange, I noticed the ...
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Conditional distribution of $X_t = \int_0^t W_s \mathrm{d}s$

What is the conditional distribution of $$X_t = \int_0^t W_s \mathrm{d}s$$with respect to $W_t = x$?
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Exact solution stock price with Vasicek interest rate model

Define two correlated stock price- and interest rate (Vasicek) processes, governed by the Wiener processes $W^{S}(t)$ and $W^{r}(t)$ $$dS(t)=r(t)S(t)dt+\sigma S(t)dW^{S}(t)$$ $$dr(t)=\kappa(\theta-r(...
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Simulate correlated Brownian motions conditioned on future state(s)

Consider a model defined by 2 geometric Brownian motions $$dY_{1}(t) = \sigma_{2} Y_{1}(t)dW_{1}(t)$$ $$dY_{2}(t) = \sigma_{2} Y_{2}(t)dW_{2}(t)$$ with $Y_{1}(0) = y_{1}$, $Y_{2}=y_{2}$ and $dW_{1}(...
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Difference between $W_t$ and $X_t= \sqrt{t}Z$

$W_t$ is a brownian motion and $X_t:= \sqrt{t}Z$, where: $Z\sim N(0,1)$. How to show that for a bounded continuous $f$ process, $$U_t = \int_0^t (f(W_s))ds$$ and $$V_t = \int_0^t (f(X_s))ds$$ have the ...
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Distribution of the random variable $X (t) = ∫ s*B_sds$ [duplicate]

What is the distribution of the random variable $$X (t) = ∫ s*B_sds ?$$ The integral is taken over [0,t]. $$B_s$$ is a brownian motion.
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Why is $S(t) = e^{\alpha + \beta t + \sigma W(t)}$ used as a model for prices?

Why is the Geometric Brownian Motion defined as $S(t) = e^{\alpha + \beta t + \sigma W(t)}$ used as a model for stock prices? $S(t)$ has a lognormal distribution which is right skewed. Another problem ...
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Intuition behind prices modeled by Geometric Brownian Motion

Suppose that we model a price $P_t$ to evolve per $$\frac{dP_t}{P_t}=\mu dt+\sigma dW_t$$ for $\mu\in\mathbb{R}$ and $\sigma>0$. The unique strong solution to this diffusion is $$P_t=P_0e^{(\mu-\...
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Integration of a deterministic function w.r.t. a Brownian motion

Help me solve this problem: Let $W_t$ be a Brownian motion and suppose $X_t = \int_{0}^{t}\delta _{s}dW_{s}$ where $\delta _{s}$ is a deterministic function. Then show that $X_t$ is a Gaussian ...
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Find Arithmetic Brownian Motion's transition density

Consider the following stochastic differential equation, an Arithmetic Brownian Motion: 𝑑𝑆(𝑡) = 𝑟 𝑑𝑡 + 𝜎 𝑑𝑊(𝑡) . Find its solution, integrating from t to T, then find its transition density. ...
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Prove that $d\hat{W}_t = dW_t - \frac{1}{N_t} \cdot dN_t\cdot dW_t$ gives a Brownian motion under forward measure

Let $N_t$ be a numeraire and $(W_t)$ be the standard Brownian motion under the risk-neutral probability measure $P$. Recall that forward measure $\hat{P}$ is defined as the Radon-Nikodym derivative: $...
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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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Simulation Heston Model, markovianity

I am trying to simulate the instanteneous volatility of a Heston process. My equations are the following : wealth process: $$dX_t = r_t X_t + \theta \sqrt {V_t} u_t dt + u_t dW_{1t}$$ Volatility: $$...
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Covariance of logarithms of geometric Brownian motion

Suppose I have a Geometric Brownian Motion process, $$dX_t=\mu X_t dt + \sigma X_t dW_t$$ I'd like to find the covariance of $\log(X_t)$ and $\log(X_s)$ where $s<t$. We can write $\log(X_t)$ in ...
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Brownian motion Price and Hedge problem

Let $W_t$ be a Brownian Motion and let $S_t= S_0e^{(rt- \frac{\sigma^2}{3!}t^3 +\int_{0}^{t}\sigma W_s ds )}$ Price and Hedge at time $t=0$ European call with maturity $T$ and strike price $K$, ...
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Variance of a time integral with respect to a Brownian Motion function

Let process $$I_t = \int_0^t f(s) W_s \,\mathrm d s $$ where $W_s$ is standard Brownian motion. My question are the following: We know that $\mathbb{E} (I_{t})=0$ for all $t$ and $f$ a integrable ...
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Mark Joshi uses forward price to price an option that pays $S_t^2-K$ if $S_t^2>K $ and zero otherwise? Why can we do that?

The following question is taken from Mark Joshi's Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance, second edition, Exercise $6.6$ Suppose a stock follows geometric Brownian motion in a Black-Scholes ...
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Forward rates are martingale under the T-forward measure

Forward rates are martingale under the $T$-forward measure but this derivation is suggesting otherwise. Could anyone please point out the mistake ? Let $dW_Q$ be a Brownian Motion in the risk ...
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Proof that $\exp(aW(t)-0.5a^2t)$ is a martingale

I'm trying to prove that $Z(t)=\exp(aW(t)-0.5a^2t)$ is a martingale where $W(t)$ is a Wiener process and $a$ is a constant. Here is my attempt: $$E[Z(t+s)] = E\left[\exp\left(aW(t+s)-0.5a^2(t+s)\...
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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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Expectation and variance of $\int_0^t (W_s)^n ds$ for any positive integer $n$?

It is well known that the integral $$\int_0^t W_s ds,$$ where $(W_s)_s$ is a Brownian motion, can be derived using Ito's Lemma. More precisely, Ito's lemma on $d(tW_t)$ implies that $$d(tW_t) = ...
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Why it's related to stock price

I am reading a paper High-frequency trading in a limit order book by Avellaneda and Stoikov. I verified the formula (6) should be correct. However it doesn't make sense to me when I use it for ...
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Three proofs regarding brownian motions and martingales

1. Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ and $(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be two standard Brownian motions and let $X_t := B_t W_t$. Is $(X_t)_{t \geq 0}$ a martingale? The easiest way to proceed seems to be to apply Ito's ...
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Option pricing with Brownian Bridge

Say I have an asset following arithmetic Brownian motion $$ dX(t) = \sigma dW^\bot (t) $$ with $\sigma$ constant, and I have prices of vanilla options on $X$. I introduce a Brownian bridge $$ dY(t) = ...
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Stochastic Integral Graph

As we can represent the integration of $f(x)$ on $[a,b]$ with the graph below, I was wondering how to represent the following integral with $X(t)$ a Brownian motion, $f(t)$ any function and $t_j = ...
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More questions about integral of Brownian Motion w.r.t time

A similar question have been posted earlier but one part has remained unanswered. Let us define: $$X_t = \int_0^t W_s ds,$$ where $W_t$ is a standard Brownian Motion. Is $X_t$ an Itô process or a ...
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What is the stock price expectation?

The Hull textbook (and accompanying technical note) says that the expected stock price $\mathbb{E}[S_T]=S_0 \exp(\mu T)$. However, the answers to a British actuarial examination (Q4 for September 2018)...
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How to calculate standard deviation of continuously compounded four-year stock returns?

Currently I am preparing for quant interview and I encounter the following question in Heard on the street. Question: If the standard deviation of continuously compounded annual stock returns is $...

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