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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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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 {{...
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On the application of Itos lemma to Geometric Brownian motion [closed]

I recently read this from a book: The canonical SDE in financial math, the geometric Brownian motion, ${{d{S_t}} \over {{S_t}}} = \mu dt + \sigma d{W_t}$ has solution $${S_t} = {S_0}{e^{(\mu -...
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Explanation on the application of CLT in bionomial tree model

We have a stock price binomial tree model of $n$ steps, with step length $\Delta t=T/n$, stock price volatility $\sigma$ s.t. $u_n=e^{\sigma\Delta t}$ and $d_n=1/u_n$, and the risk neutral probability ...
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Will volatility smoothing effects exist for returns driven by geometric brownian motion?

Say I randomly simulate a one-year pathway of 252 prices, where the underlying price model is driven by geometric brownian motion. where $t = (1 / 252)$, $mu = 5$% and annual $st.dev = 10%$%. My ...
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Stochastic process and brownian motion

I just read the following and i am having some difficulty to interpret it: We begin our analysis in the standard Black-Scholes world consisting of a bank account process of price denoted by $B_t$, ...
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How to find the transition distribution functions of these two processes?

This question was asked by another user, but was deleted. As it may be useful for others, I re-post it here. What are the transition distribution (or density) functions of two processes defined by \...
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How to find the transition distribution functions of these two processes?

What are the transition distribution (or density) functions of processes defined by $dX_t=\mu dt +\sigma dW_t$ and $dX_t= \theta(\mu-X_t) dt +\sigma dW_t,$ where $\theta>0$, $\mu$ is a real ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion: percentage returns vs log-returns

In classical calculus, we know that the limit of percentage return (ie $dS/S$) equals that of the log return (ie. $dln(S)$ ). With uncertainty, we rely on Ito Lemma to draw a relationship between the ...
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Given $S$ is a Geometric Brownian Motion, how to show that $S^n$ is also a Geometric Brownian Motion?

Suppose that a stock price $S$ follows Geometric Brownian Motion with expected return $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma:$ $$dS = \mu S dt +\sigma S dz$$ How to find out the process followed by variable $...
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Can I always use quadratic variation to calculate variance?

Suppose we have a Brownian Motion $BM(\mu,\sigma)$ defined as $X_t=X_0 + \mu ds + \sigma dW_t$ The quadratic variation of $X_t$ can be calculated as $dX_t dX_t = \sigma^2 dW_tdW_t = \sigma^2 dt$ ...
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Pricing defaultable asset with finite maturity

Assume a stochastic process $X_0 = 0$ and $X_t = \nu t + \sigma W_t$ where $W_t$ is standard Brownian motion and $\nu$ is a drift (can have $\nu \leq 0$ if necessary, but prefer it to be general), ...
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Determine the conditions for Brownian motion to be a Martingale

Let $W_T$ denote normalised univariate Brownian motion and let $X_t = W_t^2 + \alpha W_t + \beta t + \gamma$ where $\alpha, \beta$ and $\gamma$ are constants. Determine conditions on these constants ...
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How to show that $E\left[ \int_0^t \sigma(s) e^{iuX(s)} dW(s)\right] = 0$?

Let $\sigma(t)$ be a given deterministic function of time and define the process $X_t$ by $$X(t) = \int_0^t \sigma(s)dW(s)$$ I want to show $$E\left[ \int_0^t \sigma(s) e^{iuX(s)} dW(s)\right] = 0$$...
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Bond price and its process

Suppose that x is the yield to maturity with continuous compounding on a discount bond that pays off $1 at time T. Assume that the x follows the process $dx=a(x_0-x)dt + sxdz$ where $a, x_0$ and $s$ ...
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Black Scholes in Practice: Delta Hedging

From the Wikipedia page, we know call option as an example is price through delta hedging. $$\Pi=-V+V_SS$$ and over $[t,t+\triangle t]$ $$\triangle\Pi=-\triangle V+V_S\triangle S$$ My questions ...
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Matlab implementation for modelling stock price process

I am trying to model the stock's price process. Let's assume volatility and risk-free rate is given. I've come up with the code below to try and model the price process with the geometrical Brownian ...
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Moment Ito's Process Proof

I have a following stochastic integral - related problem that I have difficulty to solve: Given \begin{equation} dX_t = -\alpha X_tdt+\sigma\sqrt{X_t}dW_t \end{equation} and the second moment of $...
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Pricing Secured Barrier Call

A European barrier call with barrier $B = 50$, expiration $T = 31$, and strike $K = 33$ costs $12$. The investor is interested in a product that, unlike this barrier call, offers some protection for ...
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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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How to prove we have a $\mathbb{Q}$-Brownian motion?

Background Information: This question comes from the book Financial Calculus by Baxter and Rennie. WE start with looking at the marginal of $W_T$ under $\mathbb{Q}$. We need to find the likelihood ...
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Do we have a Brownian motion

Background Information: The process $W = (W_t:t\geq 0)$ is a $\mathbb{P}$-Brownian motion if and only if i) $W_t$ is continuous, and $W_0 = 0$ ii) the value of $W_t$ is distributed, under $\mathbb{...
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Stochastic differential equation of a Brownian Motion

I have two questions about Ito's Lemma with respect to calculating SDEs. The examples are simple enough, but I haven't found an answer yet. Take $W_t$ as a standard Brownian motion and $g(s)$ as some ...
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Brownian bridge density and risk neutral density for derivative pricing

The book The Volatility Surface by Gatheral (2006) introduces the Brownian bridge like density $q(x_t,t;x_T,T)$ of $x_t$ conditional on $x_T = log(K)$. Can we use $q(x_t,t;x_T,T)$ as the risk neutral ...
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Smooth ornstein uhlenbeck process

I want to simulate paths for a commodity price. I use the historic data in the following way: $X_t$ is the price. $\ln\left(\frac{X_t}{X_{t-1}}\right)$ is the daily return. I calculate the slope of ...
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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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Partial derivative of an integral

Suppose I have a model for the short rate $r$ as ($W(t)$ is standard Brownian motion) $r(t) = c+ \int_0^t \sigma (s) ^2 (t-s) ds+ \int_0^t \sigma (s) dW(s)$ I then want to find the dynamics of $r$, ...
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How to show the equality of these two events?

For $X_t$ a brownian motion defined for $t\in[0,T]$, How to show the equality of following events: $$ \{ \displaystyle \max_{[\tau,T]}(X_t)\ge 2u-d, \tau\leq T \}=\{\displaystyle \max_{[0,T]}(X_t)\ge ...
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$P(S_T > S_u \mid S_v = s_*)$

Let $u < v < T$ and assume $S_t$ follows a lognormal $((\mu - \sigma^2/2)t, \sigma^2 t)$ process. I'm interested in computing the conditional probability $$ P(S_T > S_u \mid S_v = s_*) $$ ...
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Integral with respect of $(dW_s)^n$

I know $$\int _0^t dW_s=W_t-W_0=W_t$$ Since $ dW_s dW_s=ds$ , so $$\int _0^t( dW_s)^2=\int_0^t ds=t-0=t$$ I Want to know why for $n\ge 3$ we have $$\int _0^t (dW_s)^n=0$$ My try $$(dW_s)^2 dW_s (...
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Discrete Time to Continuous Time and Summation of Two Geometric Brownian Motions

Could someone please suggest with detailed steps and/or a reference, 1) How to convert the below discrete time summation to continuous time form and write it as an integral? 2) Any methods to ...
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What's the variance of this Ito integral?

I am reading stochastic calculus and I have understood that the process $$X=\int_{0}^{1}\sqrt{\frac{\tan^{-1}t}{t}}dW_t$$ has normal distribution with mean zero. How can I find the variance of $X$?
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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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Correlation coeffitiont between two stochastic processes

I want to find correlation coeffitiont between $W_t$ and $\int_{0}^{t}W_s ds$. I think that these are uncorrelated. But Why? So thanks
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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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Given Brownian motion $B_t,B_s$ and $t>s$, how to calculate $P(B_t>0,B_s<0)$?

As stated, this is an interview question. Given Brownian motion $B_t,B_s$ and $t>s$, how to calculate $P(B_t>0,B_s<0)$?
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What is the probability that a Brownian Bridge hits an upper barrier $U$ before a lower barrier $L$?

The probability that an arithmetic Brownian motion process $dt = \mu dt + \sigma dW$ hits an upper Barrier $U$ before it hits a lower barrier $L$ is given by $$ \mathbb{P}(\tau_U\leq \tau_L) = \frac{\...
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Is this a poorly written example, or could volatility in fact be negative?

I'm self-studying and I encountered the following example. It seems to suggest that volatility is negative in this example. I was under the impression that volatility can never be negative, both from ...
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Brownian motion simulation - scaling issue

I'm trying to simulate some BM for 500 observations. I got correlated increments as I needed and they are not exactly N(0,1), so I standardize them (x-mean(x))/sd(x). But then the resulting Brownian ...
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Probability that return exceeds a certain level before a certain time (Black-Scholes)

I am self studying for an actuarial exam on financial economics. I encountered the following problem and solution. It seems to me that the author intended to mean what is the probability that the ...
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Given $\mathbb Q$ and $X_t$ is $\mathbb Q$-Brownian, find $\frac{d\mathbb Q}{d\mathbb P}$ / Uniqueness of Brownian or Radon-Nikodym derivative

The problem: Let $T >0$, and let $(\Omega, \mathscr F, \{ \mathscr F_t \}_{t \in [0,T]}, \mathbb P)$ be a filtered probability space where $\mathscr F_t = \mathscr F_t^W$ where $W = \{W_t\}_{t \...
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Probability of Brownian motion particle touching barrier given path starts at $X_0$ and ends at a known $X_t$

I have been reading Su and Rieger's paper on barriers and from there have been able to work out the unconditional probability of the process $dXt = μ dt + σ dWt$ touching a down barrier $α$ to be $\...
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Drift irrelevance on high frequency data

Let's assume that price of a certain asset follows Brownian Semimartingale process with a drift term and a Brownian-driven continuous part (no jumps for simplicity). In literature it is often stated ...
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Can trinomial trees be used to model subdiffusion?

I am modeling a sub-diffusive process where the particles follow geometric Brownian motion (GBM) with movement occurring after randomly distributed waiting times. I have set this up as a simulation ...
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Polynomial interpolation of corrected lognormal distribution

Can anyone provide a formula for a polynomial interpolation of the corrected lognormal distribution used to model returns traditionally resulting from the wrong Brownian motion generated model? ...
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Conditional probability of geometric brownian motion

I created paths using GBM to implement The stochastic mesh method. But the method requires the conditional distribution, given some S(t) the probability of S(t+1). I've searched and can't find this ...
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Modeling the Stock Market [closed]

Hi I was wondering what is the model that best describes the price movement of the stock market? A Brownian motion Process with drift? An Ornstein Uhlenbeck_process? (where the long term mean is ...
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example Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equation - clarification of $dX_t$ derivation using $\pi_t$, $\Pi_t$

I have a market with safe rate r and risky asset S $$ \frac{dS_t}{S_t}=(r+Y_t)dt+\sigma dW_t \quad \quad (1)$$ $$ dY_t = - \lambda Y_t +dB_t \quad \quad (2)$$ where W, B are Brownian Motions with ...
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Correlation of Asynchronous Brownian Motion

I am trying to use the closing prices of the S&P 500 and the Nikkei Index to see how they are correlated (assuming they are exactly 12 hours apart). In order to test my method, I have generated ...
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On the reflection of a stochastic integral

Let ${(I_t)}_{t\geq 0}$ be a stochastic integral defined by $$ I_t=\int_{0}^{t}\theta_sdW_t, $$ where $W$ is a standard Brownian motion defined on $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},{(\mathcal{F}_t)}_{t\geq 0},\...
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Multivariate Ito problem $M_t=\frac{X_t}{Y_t}$

I am analyzing a problem given in the lecture slides published here (Slide 7-8 Example of Multivariate Ito’s Lemma). Can anybody explain how the $M_t$ was calculated out of the Ito formula. I ...

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