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### Arithmetic Brownian Motion in Market Making papers

We often consider high-frequency market maker and suppose that the reference price is the arithmetic Brownian Motion: $dS_{t} = \sigma d W_t$ What is the difference $t_n - t_{n-1}$ in this case? Is ...
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### Intuitive explanation of why ITM options have low Time/Extrinsic Values?

While brushing up on my knowledge about the Greeks, I have been struggling coming up with an intuitive, probability-based explanation behind why not only Out-of-the-Money (OTM), but also In-the-Money (...
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### Event Occurs Almost Surely

Consider an uncountably infinite space, an infinite coin-tossing. Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ be the probability space. If a set $A\in\mathcal{F}$ satisfies $\mathbb{P(A)=1},$ then we say ...
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### How is the “probabilities sum to $1$” rule enforced in betting exchanges?

Suppose that I am interested in a market on a betting exchange for the outright winner of some event, with three competitors, $A, B$ and $C$ with corresponding probabilities of winning $a, b$ and $c$. ...
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### Box-Muller Method Proof

Here we want to show that the Box-Muller method generates a pair of independent standard Gaussian random variables. But I don't understand why we use the determinant? For me when you have two ...
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### Need help figuring out probability that price will be touched in a specific time period

I have a formulas for figuring out probability the price will be struck within T days. Now what I need help with is figuring out the probability price will be stuck with in a given (T) minutes, or (T) ...
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### Importance of filtrations that are NOT natural filtrations

I know the natural filtration intuitively represents the history of the process as the process evolves over time, and hence can be used to talk about conditional probabilities and conditional ...
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### Reference material (EV/ betting game questions) for Quant Hedge Funds Interviews [closed]

I need material to practice EV games questions.But I lack practice in betting questions where a set-up of a game is given and one has to respond to the best strategy or best bet to take. A good book ...
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### Is every filtration a natural filtration of some stochastic process?

We have a notion of natural filtrations, which intuitively represents the history of the process as the process evolves over time. We also have a notion of filtrations in general, which are ...
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### Probability and statistics in Quantitative Finance

Certain types of traders attempt to repeatedly buy and sell the same asset for a profit over a short time period, such as high-frequency “market makers”. For example, if you can repeatedly sell a ...
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### Compare two distributions for forecasting returns

Let's imagine that we have two separate models, both used to forecast the return for the next period. Both models are estimated everyday, and both models outputs a probability distribution. How can we ...
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### How to prove that $X_s=\int^s_0 f(u)dW_u$ is independant from $X_t-X_s$

I am asked to prove that $X_s$ and $X_t-X_s$ are independant for $s<t$ then $$X_t=\int^t_0f(u)dW_u$$ for a deterministic function $f$ and brownian motion $W_t$. For the proof I am giving a hint to ...
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### Fitting Student t-distributions to log-returns

It seems that some tail-risk centric groups are bent on using Paretian and t-distributions to account for tail risk when fitting log-returns. It has been observed, however, that with and without ...
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### $\mathbb{P}$ vs $\mathbb{Q}$ Probabilities - Transitioning Between Measures

I'd like this question to definitively guide a practitioner to using both $\mathbb{P}$ vs $\mathbb{Q}$ probabilities in trading and research. Let's take only one fact as given: if I have a risk-...
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### What is the Probability Distribution of Max-Drawdown?

How to obtain the probability distribution of Maximum Drawdown, starting from the probability distribution of Daily Returns? Here the details: Suppose I have a time serie of N=1000 daily returns. ...
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### The duality of the free energy and relative entropy used to deduce deduce the stochastic game between an agent and the market

I am reading the article Pricing via utility maximization and entropy by Richard Rouge and Nicole El Karoui. They talk about the relative entropy of a probability measure $Q$ with respect to the ...
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### Conditional Probability - Geometric Brownian Motion

Background I am trying to find a way to price a variant of a gap option by using closed-end expressions. What makes this option a bit tricky is that it can be exercised at four predetermined dates (t=...
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### From Butterfly Price to Probability of $S_T$ Falling within a Range

If a butterfly in the limit represents a probability (by the Breeden-Litzenberger result), what can be said about the relative likelihood of a random variable $S_0$ from the price of a vanilla-option ...
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### How skew in vertical put spreads change the payoff?

An spx four strikes wide Put Spread from at the money has a payoff ratio of 1 to 2 meaning if the Premium on the spread is \$10 your reward is \$20; yet the corresponding Call Spread with the same ...
Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation? $\tag{1}$ In trying to recall intuition for risk-neutral pricing, I think I read that we should price derivatives risk-neutrally ...