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Cholesky decomposition reduces volatility of simulated Wiener Process / Brownian Motions

I am trying to simulate $n$ correlated geometric brownian motions (GBM) given a specified correlation matrix $\Sigma$ by following this procedure which uses Cholesky decomposition. However, when I ...
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Dynamics of FX rate

I've see a couple of places where a FX rate, denoted $X$, such as EURUSD (quoted as "the number of USD needed to buy 1 EUR") is modeled with a diffusion process / Geometric Brownian Motion ...
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What are common ways to realistically simulate the stock market using historical market data?

I am currently using the FinRL library to try to automate Trading using Reinforcement Learning. However, I wanted to understand how FinRL simulates the stock market using historical data. I read here ...
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What is the Kurtosis of Returns in Geometric Brownian Motion?

Suppose that $dS_t=S_t(\mu\mathop{dt}+\sigma\mathop{dW_t})$ which has solution $$S_t=S_0\exp\left(t\left(\mu+\frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)+\sigma W_t\right),$$ such that $W_t$ is a Wiener process, $\mu$ ...
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American option under Ornstein-Uhlenbeck stock price

I came across with the following problem: For the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process $(X_t, 0\leq t\leq T)$ with initial condition $X_0 = x$, find the stopping time $\tau$ that maximizes $\mathbb{E}[e^{-r\...
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Value of trading strategy

A trading strategy is defined as follows: starting capital $v_0 = 5$ and 1 risky asset holdings $\varphi_t = 3W_t^2-3t$ where $W$ is a Wiener process. The problem is to find the probability of the ...
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Probability the stock price (following geometric Brownian motion) hits the upper boundary U before there is a retracement from the max by amount R?

I am looking for the probability that the stock price/Geometric Brownian Motion hits the upper boundary U, before there is a retracement (from the maximum price) that exceeds amount R. In other words,...
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Modelling the instantaneous funding spread as a log-normal process

Let us consider a stochastic market model with a fixed short (risk-free) rate $r\in\mathbb{R}$. A trader can obtain unsecured funding at a rate $f_t:=r+s_t$ where $s_t$ is its stochastic funding ...
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Estimating volatility of a geometric Brownian motion at different sample rates

I have troubles estimating volatility (= standard deviation of log returns) when the data is re-sampled at different sample frequencies. Problem I have generated a time series data using a geometric ...
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Understanding the expected value of the average

I've been looking into Asian Options pricing. Part of the process is about looking for the expected value of the average of a time series undergoing e.g. geometric brownian motion. I came across this ...
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Why would exchange rates follow a geometric brownian motion?

I'm reading Shreve's Stochastic Calculus for Finance. On page 382, he begins talking about exchange rates: Finally, there is an exchange rate $Q(t)$, which gives units of domestic currency per unit ...
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From the perspective of a company, when is the right time to start paying dividends?

I am trying to understand geometric Brownian motion as it relates to the present discounted value of future dividend payments. I am supposing that a company has a revenue stream $f(t)$. This is just $...
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GBM - How to make make annualized dividend reflected in one quarter

I want to simulate the price path of a stock for one quarter using geometric Brownian motion. The stock has a continuous dividend yield of 5% based on the annual dividend yield. However, historically ...
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Drift rate in Geometric Brownian Motion

I have two questions regarding the drift term in the geometric Brownian motion that I cannot find any clear answers to online. When would we use risk-free rate as drift and when would we use the ...
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Performance of dollar cost averaging

If we're investing money into a stock $S$ at a continuous rate, $C$, what is the probability distribution of the amount we have invested? For example, modelling a stock as GBM without contributions, $ ...
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How to simulate correlated stock prices (not returns)

Suppose we have two stocks following GBMs. Drift and volatility are calculated based on historical data. Furthermore the stocks are assumed to be correlated (i.e. they move together, if stock 1 goes ...
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How to compute this current value using no arbitrage condition?

Suppose $X_t$ is a geometric Brownian motion with drift $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma$. $X_0$ is known. You have a machine that produces something worth $X_t$ at random times $t$ generated by a Poisson ...
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GBM drift when simulating correlation betwenn GBM with Cholesky Decomposition

I am currently trying to simulate correlated GBM paths and I found the Cholesky Composition for it. From my understanding, the Cholesky Decomposition can be used to create correlated random variables ...
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Interpretation deferment rate

Geometric Brownian motion related to house prices can be written as $dH_t=(r-g)H_tdt+\sigma H_tdW_t$. How should I interpret $g$? The literature calls this a deferment rate. But I don't understand how ...
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Valuation of security when reaching hitting time under GBM

I'm trying to find a formula to value the following security: Where equation (2) is given by I already have that : I looking for formula to value this security in the real-world. Can someone please ...
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Distribution of Geometric Brownian Motion drawdowns from realizations of multivariate Normal and Laplace distributions

I am trying to simulate the distribution of Geometric Brownian Motion drawdowns from samples of multivariate Normal and Laplace distributions under the same covariance structure. Drawdowns are defined ...
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Monte Carlo Simulation of GBM Process has a Very High Variance - Explanation Needed as to why?

I use Geometric Brownian Motion (GMB) to simulate a share price from March 24, 2020 to March 24 as follow: \begin{equation} S_t=S_{t-1}exp((rf-0.6\sigma^2)*(2)+\sigma*sqrt(2)*\mathcal{N}(0,1)) \end{...
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Geometric brownian motion small timesteps high volatility

I'm trying to generate some sample geometric brownian motion paths for an asset which is traded 24/7 without interruption and is highly volatile (upwards to 150% implied volatility on options markets)....
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Finding the optimal strategy of a stock trading game

Assume there is a stock, its price at time $t$ is $S(t)$. Its price is changing according to a geometric brownian motion, that is $dS=S(\mu dt+\sigma dW)$. You start with $\\\$1$ and you are allowed ...
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Equivalence of Call Option on $S_T$ and Put Option on $\frac{1}{S_T}$ in FX Markets

Part 1: I am trying to price an option in the FX world. It naturally pays in the domestic currency, but in this case the payout currency must be the foreign currency. For example, consider the payoff: ...
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How to compute the Present Value of this path-dependent option?

I have an option whose payoff depends on its value at two times $T_1$ and $T_2$ as follows. $$V(t) = \mathbb{E}^{Q}[\mathbb{1}_{S(T_1)>B} (S(T_2)-K)^+)],$$ where the stock price follows the GBM ...
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Deriving Law of Motion by Ito's Lemma

I've been trying to derive the law of motion for the stochastic process above using Ito's Lemma, given Geometric Brownian Motion with it's law of motion shown below: I've managed to take the partial ...
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Cauchy-Euler ODE with indicator function in coefficient

Consider the following Cauchy-Euler ODE, which is in particular the asset pricing equation for a (perpetual coupon defaultable) bond: $$\frac12 \sigma^2 V^2 F_{vv}(V,t) + \mu V F_{v}(V,t) - r F(V,t) + ...
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What does it mean to "compute" an Itô integral?

I'm reading Shreve's Stochastic Calculus for Finance II. On page 191, Exercise 4.6, we are given the problem Exercise 4.6. Let $S(t)=S(0)\exp\Big \{\sigma W(t)+(\alpha-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2)t\Big\}$ be ...
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Probability Distribution at each Simulation Period using Geometric Brownian Motion

I am using the equation $S_t = S_0e^{(\mu-\frac{\sigma^2}{2})t+\sigma\epsilon\sqrt{t}} $ to simulate a financial metric at each $t$, where $t=1$ and $T=5$. Stated in plain English, I am trying to ...
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Default intensity in Black-Cox model

Consider the model by Black and Cox (Journal of Finance, 1976). The default intensity function is defined in the usual way: $$h(t) \equiv - \frac{\partial \log P[\tau > t| \mathcal{F}_t]}{\partial ...
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Do simulated values for IV need to be linked to the simulated series of underlying prices when used together in a Monte Carlo Simulation?

I've been using thousands of simulated stock price series generated with mean and standard deviation of daily returns and Geometric Brownian Motion, and then running these simulated price series ...
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Solution to geometric Brownian motion with time dependent volatility and drift?

I am able to compute the general solution of a standard geometric Brownian motion, but I'm struggling to find the general solution for a GBM where volatility and mean depend on time, $$\text{d}S_t = \...
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generating synthetic asset prices

I would like to use geometric brownian motion (gbm) in order to generate artificial asset prices. I know that gbm has constant volatility, therefore I somehow converted it to stochastic in a very ...
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Simulation of Geometric Brownian Motion

I generate 10000 random binomial paths for a stock whose price is from S(0) = 10 out to S(t) where t = 1 year. Assume geometric Brownian motion for the stock price with a drift of 15% per year and a ...
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stock price path simulation using GBM, is it possible to run the same simulation over and over again?

When I simulate a stock's price path using geometric brownian motion I am sometimes able to get a pretty good forecast that fits the real values very well. But if I run the simulation again, the ...
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What is the difference between log volatility and simple volatility in a GBM? [closed]

What difference do they make? Why do many people seem to find more accurate simulations with log volatility? standard volatility in GBM is defined as $\sigma = \frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^N(x_i-\mu)$ where $...
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Calibrate Geometric Brownian Motion of trading volume time series

Let's say I'm modeling the trading volume of a stock price (e.g. Apple Inc.) to follow a Geometric Brownian Motion and I want to estimate the parameters (i.e. drift and volatility) using historical ...
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Simulating correlated Geometric Brownian Motion with lag

I know that it is possible to simulate two correlated GBM in e.g. Matlab (Generating Correlated Asset Paths in MATLAB) based on cholesky decomposition. However, they take as input the correlation ...
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Change of numéraire for two risky assets without bank account (Margrabe’s formula?)

I am considering two risky assets following the usual correlated GBM given by $$\frac{\mathrm{d}S^{(i)}_t}{S^{(i)}_t}=\mu_i\mathrm{d}t+\sigma_i\mathrm{d}W^{(i)}_t,\quad i\in\{1,2\}$$ with $$\mathrm{d}...
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Geometric Brownian Motion simulation in Python: strange results

I am trying to simulate Geometric Brownian Motion in Python, however the results that I get seem very strange and in my opinion they can't be correct. My goal is to simulate each day of 1 year. ...
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Copula analytic formula for $max(S_T^1 - K, 0) 1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}}$

Consider the payoff function $$ V_T = max(S_T^1 - K, 0) 1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}} = (S_T^1 - K)1_{\{S_T^1 > K\}}1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}}$$ where $S_T^1$ and $S_T^2$ are two GBM distributed stocks with ...
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Volatility of a function of an asset

Suppose that $ G $ is a function of the underlying asset $ S $, which follows a geometric Brownian motion. Suppose that $ \sigma_{S} $ and $ \sigma_{G} $ are the volatilities of $ S $ and $ G $, ...
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Moments of a SDE: a detail on the information set

Very basic questions. Let $(z_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion and let $$dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_t dz_t.$$ When we write $E\left( S_t \right)$, do we mean $E\left( S_t \big| F_0 \...
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Integral of the square of Brownian motion using definition of variance

Let $B = \{ B(t); t \ge 0\}$ and let $Z = \{ Z(t); t \ge 0 \}$ where $$Z(t) = \int_0^t B^2(s) ds.$$ How do we find $E[Z(t)]$ and $E[Z^2 (t)]$ in order to get the variance $Var [Z^2(t)] = E[Z^2 (t) ] -...
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Proving $\mathbb{P}(S_t<0|S_0=s_0)=0$ for Geometric BM

I am trying to prove that for the geometric Brownian motion of a stock $\textrm{d}S_t=\mu S_t\textrm{d}t+\sigma S_t\textrm{d}B_t$ with strictly positive constants $\mu$ and $\sigma$ and and $S_0=s_0&...
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Discrete Dividend GBM process

I'm trying to derive the risk neutral process for a stock with both continuous and discrete dividends. In particular, suppose the forward level process at time, $t$ is given by $F(S_t, t, T) = e^{(r-y)...
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Pricing an Option with payoff $\left(1-\frac{K}{S_t}\right)^{+}$

Let $S_t=S_0 \exp\left\{rt+0.5\sigma^2t+\sigma W_t\right\}$ be the usual GBM model for a Stock price under the money-market numeraire. Suppose we want to price an option with payoff at maturity: $C_T=(...
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Bond price distribution if yield assumed log-normal

Suppose we assume that yields on a zero-coupon bond that matures at time $T$ follow a log-normal process of the type $y(t,T)=y(t_0,T)e^{-0.5\sigma^2t+\sigma W_t}$ under the T-forward measure. Then, I ...
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Simulating correlated Geometric Brownian Motion in Python

I want to simulate two correlated Geometric Brownian Motion processes in Python. I found an implementation from Matlab (https://www.goddardconsulting.ca/matlab-monte-carlo-assetpaths-corr.html) and ...
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