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Numeraire is a unit of account in which all other assets in a given model are denominated. Most importantly, one can borrow and lend at the Numeraire rate.

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Where does the term $\gamma$ come from when moving from measure $\mathbb Q^{N}$ to $\mathbb Q^{M}$?

Consider two measures $\mathbb Q^{M}$ and $\mathbb Q^{N}$, as well as the two numéraires $M$ and $N$, furthermore assume that $X\frac{N}{M}$ is a $\mathbb Q^{M}$-martingale. Furthermore, the ...
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Why does the diffusion term remain the same when we change pricing measure?

Consider some Itô process $dS(t)=\mu(t)dt+\sigma(t)dW^{\mathbb P}_{t}$ under the measure $\mathbb P$, where $W^{\mathbb P}$ is a $\mathbb P$-Brownian motion In plenty of interest rate examples, I have ...
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If any zero coupon bond $P(T)$ can be chosen as a numéraire, then why can the rolling bond for any time discretization be chosen as numéraire

Let us consider some finite time horizon $[0,T]$, and we assume that $P(t)$, the zero coupon bond maturing in $t$ for any $t\in [0,T]$ can be chosen as a numéraire, i.e. such that the numéraire-...
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The Radon-Nikodym derivative for a sequence of dependent variables

Suppose that a probability space $(\Omega, \Sigma, \mathbb{P})$ is given. Let $W=\{W_n\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}_0}$ be a sequence of $\mathbb{P}$-i.i.d real-valued random variables on $\Omega$. Furthermore, ...
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Risk Neutral Change of Measure: Intuition for Adding in Market Price of Risk

In effecting a risk neutral change of measure for Brownian motion of stock prices, can anyone share the intuition behind subtracting the market price of risk from the risk neutral in order to obtain ...
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Floating swap payoff with rate determined on current instead of previous date

I am attempting to determine the payoffs a modified swap, in which the floating payments at a time $T_k$ are made on the current date (i.e. $L(T_k,T_{k+1})\equiv L_{k+1}(T_k)$) rather than at the ...
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Are Stochastic Differential Equation diffusion terms always invariant under a change of measure?

I'm struggling with learning change of numeraire, and stochastic differential equations. I'm reading the beginning of Brigo and Mercurio's Interest Rate Models- Theory and Practice, and I'm on the ...
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Change of Numeraire technique (Cross-currency models)

Hey I have problem with understanding change of numeraire technique. For example we have $dr^d(t)=\kappa_1(\theta_1(t)-r^d(t))dt+\sigma_1 dW_1$ (under measure $Q^1$ associated with domestic bank ...
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Pricing of LIBOR based CF settled after the LIBOR fixing by switching from risk-neutral to forward-neutral measures

When deriving the LIBOR-based swap rate formula in any interest rate model, expressions of the following types appear naturally: Literature tells us that, switching to the – forward neutral measure, ...
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How to use Girsanov theorem for complicated RN derivatives?

Let $W_t$ be a Brownian motion under probability measure $\mathbb{P}$. Let $X_t$ be defined as follows. $$\mathrm{d}X_t = a \mathrm{d}t + 2\sqrt{ X_t} \mathrm{d}W_t.$$ Also define: $$L_t = \exp\left(-\...
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RFR boostrapping using RFR OIS: Is convexity adjustment technically necessary?

For single-curve RFR bootstrapping, such as a SOFR-based discounting curve bootstrapped strictly using SOFR fixed-float OIS, I am trying to understand if convexity adjustments are technically ...
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Is first order stochastic dominance conserved under change of measure?

As the title states, my question is whether first order stochastic dominance is conserved under change of measure, for instance from the $\mathbb{P}$ measure to $\mathbb{Q}$ measure and change of ...
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Lognormal SABR symmetries

Consider the lognormal SABR model ($\beta=1$) for an FX forward process $F$: \begin{align} dF&=aF dW\\ da&=\nu a\left(\rho dW+\sqrt{1-\rho^2}dW^\perp\right) \end{align} where $(W,W^\perp)$ is ...
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Why does adding a negative risk premium to the short rate avoid the occurrence of inverse yield curves?

I am reading about the Vasicek One Factor short rate model and how to implement a change in measure from a risk-neutral to real-world measure, when I came across this comment: Adding a negative risk ...
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Change of numeraire to the forward measure in the Vasicek model

I am working through the Brigo/Mercurio book on Interest Rate Models (Second Edition) and I am having some trouble with the change of numeraire in chapter 3.2.1, page 59 to be exact, formula 3.9. It ...
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Forward starting zero-coupon bonds

We trivially have that: $$\frac{Z(t_0,t_1)}{Z(t_0,t_2)}=1+\tau L(t_0,t_1,t_2)$$ Where $L(t_0,t_1,t_2)$ is the forward Libor between $t_1$ and $t_2$, as of $t_0$. Simply inverting this relationship ...
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If there is a $T$-forward measure and a risk neutral measure, then markets are not complete?

I am trying to understand the connection between market completeness and risk neutral measures. A market is complete if and only if the equivalent martingale measure is unique. But if I change to the $...
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Stock price under Bond numeraire

The Radon-Nikodym derivative going from the bank-acount Numeraire $N(t)$ to the bond numeraire $P(t,T)$ is: $$\frac{dP}{dN}(T|\mathcal{F}_t)=\frac{1}{N(T)P(t,T)}$$ Suppose I now want to price an ...
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Caplet "in arrears" pricing formula

The forward Libor rate $L(t,t_1,t_2)$, with $0 \leq t \leq t_1$, must be a martingale under the T-forward measure associated with the zero coupon bond $P(t,t_2)$ that matures at time $t_2$. Pricing a ...
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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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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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Change of numeraire between t1-forward mesure and t2-forward mesure

Let denote $\mathbb{Q}_{t_1}$ the $t_1$-forward mesure associated to zero coupon bond $B(.,t_1)$. Let denote $\mathbb{Q}_{t_2}$ the $t_2$-forward mesure associated to zero coupon bond $B(.,t_2)$. I am ...
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We have a two LIBOR contracts, how to compare their values by change of change of numeraire

We have two LIBOR contracts: contract 1 pays $L\left(T_{1},\:T_{2}\right)-K$ at time $T_{1}$ contract 2 pays $L\left(T_{1},\:T_{2}\right)-K$ at time $T_{2}$. Now, $F_{1}$ is the par strike such that ...
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Power Options & Forwards on Stock Squared

Short story: the process for Stock price squared is not a martingale when discounted by the money-market numeraire under the risk-neutral measure. How can we then compute derivative prices on $S_t^2$ ...
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On Girsanov Theorem to switch from Risk-Neutral to Stock Numeraire

Summary: long-story cut short, the question is asking for what types of functions $f(.)$, the Cameron-Martin-Girsanov theorem can be used as follows: $$ \mathbb{E}^{\mathbb{P}^2}[f(W_t)]=\mathbb{E}^{\...
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Change of Numeraire formula

The general change of Numeraire formula gives the following Radon-Nikodym derivative: $$ \frac{dN_2}{dN_1}(t)|\mathcal{F}_{t_0}=\frac{N_1(t_0)N_2(t)}{N_1(t)N_2(t_0)} $$ I am able to derive this Radon-...
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Stock Price as Numeraire, Two Stocks & One Money Market Account

We have two uncorrelated Stock price processes and the classical Money-Market (MM) account. Under the MM Numeraire, both stocks are Martingales when discounted by the MM, as usual. Question: I would ...
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Numeraire correlated to the traded asset

The Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing states that: \begin{align*} \frac{X_0}{N_0} &= \mathbb{E}^N{ \left[ \frac{X(t)}{N(t)}|\mathcal{F}_0 \right] } \end{align*} The usual conditions apply (both ...
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How can I use the Radon-Nikodym theorem to show that forward measure is indeed measure?

The following statements are taken from the Wikipedia page for forward measure. Let $$B(T)=\exp \left(\int _{0}^{T}r(u)\,du\right)$$ be the bank account or money market account numeraire and $...
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How do we determine the "correct measure"?

Frequently I come across the statement that the "correct measure" for a product is this-or-that measure. For example, Eurodollar Futures or Stock returns - Risk neutral measure Libor forward rate - T-...
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Intuition for consistent Derivative Prices under different Numeraires and Measures

This is essentially the Fundamental Theorem, however I am not asking for a thorough proof, I am more interested in the general intuition. In words, it makes sense that whatever your unit of account (...
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Intuition for Stock Price Numeraire Drift

I would like to ask whether there is an intuition for the drift of price processes under the Stock numeraire. I find it intuitive that the martingale measure under the Money Market numeraire induces ...
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Volatility of Exchange Option

I got a question and its partial solution, and have some doubts about the volatility of its geometric Brownian motion process: Question: How would you price an exchange call option that pays $max(S_{...
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How to determine exchange rate dynamics in currency derivatives

I need some guidance regarding exchange rate dynamics in currency derivatives. Following three dynamics are defined below, $\frac{dS(t)}{S(t)}=\alpha dt+\sigma dW(t)$ ; the stock dynamics in the ...
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How to determine the no arbitrage price of following claim? (change of numeraire)

How do I determine the no arbitrage price for claims such as $min(S_1(T),S_2(T))$ or $max(S_1(T),S_2(T))$? We can consider a standard Black Scholes model. Hence $S_i(T)=S_i(t)e^{(r-\sigma_i^2/2)(T-t)+\...
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Why is the numeraire in the LGM model tradeable?

I'm trying to understand the LGM model, which Hagan defines as follows. The state variable $X$ evolves according to $$dX(t) = \alpha(t) dW^N(t)$$ wrt the numeraire $$N(t) = \frac{1}{P(0,t)} e^{H(t)X(...
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Arithmetic Asian Option

Assume the risk-free bond Bt and the stock St follow the dynamics of the Black & Scholes model without dividends (with interest rate r, stock drift $μ$ and volatility $σ$). Let $A_T:=\frac{1}{T}...
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Asian Options-Change of Numeraire

Assume the risk-free bond $B_t$ and the stock $S_t$ follow the dynamics of the Black & Scholes model without dividends (with interest rate r, stock drift $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma$). Show that ...
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Change of measure for BGM (LMM) Model

I've been checking the demos for BGM (LFM) forward rate model. Here's a short reminder to help you follow: Now, take the following $$\frac{dL_j(t)}{L_j(t)} = \sigma_j. dW^j(t) = \mu_{ij} dt + \...
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Risk neutral measure & change in numeraire

There are two questions about risk neutral and change in numeraire I am not so sure if my answer is correct. Question 01: Risk neutral Let says I have 2 risky asset A and B. Each has stochastics ...
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American Perpetual Put Option

I want to compute the expected payoff of a (classical) perpetual American put option in the Black-Scholes-Merton (BSM) framework with an optimal strategy of exercising the option at time $\tau=\inf\{t:...
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Proof standard Brownian Motion under change of measure

Let's split the usual time horizon $[0,T]$ like $0=T_{0}<T_{1}<\dots<T_{n}=T$ and consider the bond price $P(t,T_{i})$ for $i=1,...,n$. We assume $$\frac{dP(t,T_{i})}{P(t,_{i})}=r_{t}dt+\xi_{...
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How to prove martingality of forward rate under T-forward measure

Let $P(t,T)=\mathbb{E}_{Q_{R}}[e^{\int^{T}_{t}r(u)du}|\mathcal{F}_{t}]$ be the price of a 1-euro zero-coupon bond with maturity $T$ and $r(u)$ the interest rate process. Consider the the forward rate $...
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In a multi-curve context which numéraire is used to change to the payment probability of a forward asset X paid at time T?

Should it be the coupon associated to the funding curve of the asset? Thanks.
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Discrete term structure models - generalized procedure to ensure positive probabilities across multiple measures

Question: Is there a generalized procedure for building a discrete (e.g. binomial) term structure model with risk-neutral branching probabilities that ensure positive probabilities under alternative ...
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Why can only non-dividend paying assets serve as numeraire?

In Kerry Back, A Course in Derivative Securities, Sect. 1.4 (page 29), the author stated the FTAP in the following form (in boldface): If there are no arbitrage opportunities, then for each (non-...
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Drift term in rough volatility models

I'm studying rough volatility papers and was wondering, why the drift term is always missing. See for example the paper Pricing under rough volatility by Bayer, Friz, Gatheral. On page 2, the ...
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Change of numeraire between T-forward and Bank Account

I follow a course, and get to the point that one bond price discounted by another one is a martingale: $$ \frac{P(t,T_0)}{P(t,T_1)} - \text{ is a } \mathbb{Q}^{T_1} \text{ martingale } $$ I can not ...
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Pricing a call option with pay-off function max{$S_T - S_{T/2}, 0$}

Pricing a call option with payoff function $C=\max\{S_T - S_{T/2}, 0\}$, where $S_T$ is geometric brownian motion. I appreciate any help! Please close this question if this is a duplicated question. ...
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