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Strictly local martingales: what is the intuition behind them?

A process $X_t$ is a local martingale if for each increasing sequence of stopping times $\{\tau_k,k=1,2,...\}$ the stopped process is a martingale. All true martingales are local martingales, but the ...
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Processes used in quant finance

What are the main stochastic processes (and their SDE) used in quant finance? For example to model currency prices, stock prices, etc.
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Modelling EUR/USD with Ornstein-Uhlenbeck + jumps?

I'm trying to simulate a process as close as possible to EUR/USD of the ten past years. I've used a Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process: $$d X_t = -\theta (X_t - \mu) d t + \sigma d B_t$$ with the parameters $\...
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Solving $dX_{t} = \mu X_{t} dt + \sigma dW_{t}$

I want to solve the following SDE: $$ dX_{t} = \mu X_{t} dt + \sigma dW_{t} \quad X_{0} = x_{0}$$ Integrating, I get: $$ X_{t} - x_{0}= \mu \int_{0}^{t} X_{s} ds + \sigma \int_{0}^{T} dW_{t} $$ $$ ...
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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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Itô diffusion processes in finance with unknown distribution at a terminal value

In several papers it is argued that for many Itô diffusion processes, $$dX_t = a(t,X_t)dt+b(t,X_t)dB_t,$$ in mathematical finance the distribution of $X_T$ for fixed $T>0$ is unknown, which makes ...
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Understanding and simulating the jumps in Merton's Jump-Diffusion SDE?

I found this great post deriving the solution to the Merton Jump-Diffusion SDE $$S_t = S_0\exp\left(\left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{2}\right)t + \sigma W_t\right)\prod_{j=0}^{N_t}V_j$$ The first part of ...
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Explicit solution SDE

I have the following SDE: $$dY_{t}=A\left(\frac{W_{t}^{1}}{\sqrt{t}},\frac{Y_{t}}{\sqrt{t}}\right)dW_{t}^{1}+B\left(\frac{W_{t}^{1}}{\sqrt{t}},\frac{Y_{t}}{\sqrt{t}}\right)dW_{t}^{2}$$ where $W_{t}^{...
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Shortcomings of generalized Brownian motion for asset price modelling

I'm simply interested on hearing some views on which shortcomings arise by using the (multidimensional) SDE $$dS(t)=S(t)\alpha(t,S(t))dt+S(t)\sigma(t,S(t))dW(t)$$ as a model for asset prices. I know ...
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How to do a Brownian Bridge with quasi-random numbers in the Heston model?

I'm required to use the Euler Monte Carlo method to compute the option price under Heston model settings. I know from some paper that the convergence is volatile for the Heston model with a plain ...
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Evaluating the SDE $dX_t = t\,dS_t$

The process $S$ is a geometric Brownian motion with an SDE: $dS_t = S_t(\sigma\, dB_t + \mu\, dt)$. I'm stuck evaluating $E(X_t)$ and $V(X_t)$, where $dX_t = t\,dS_t$.
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Computation of Expectation

This question has so long preoccupied my mind.Please help me to solve it. Question: Assume $X_t$ described by the following stochastic differential equation $$dX_t^{\,\alpha}=\alpha X_t^{\,\alpha} ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion with non-negative random increments

I am attempting to model a cumulative time-series of a positive integer variable across independent entities. The cumulative series appears to follow a process of Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) based ...
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Interpreting Units of Short Rate Parameters

I've estimated the parameters for the Vasicek model $$ dr(t) = a(b - r(t))dt + \sigma dW(t) $$ and the CIR model $$ dr(t) = a(b - r(t))dt + \sigma\sqrt{r(t)} dW(t) $$ to one-year Treasury yield data ...
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How to get Geometric Brownian Motion's closed-form solution in Black-Scholes model?

The Black Scholes model assumes the following dynamics for the underlying, well known as the Geometric Brownian Motion: $$dS_t=S_t(\mu dt+\sigma dW_t)$$ Then the solution is given: $$S_t=S_0\,e^{\...
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SDE Jump-Diffusion

If you combine the compound Poisson process with the Brownian motion you obtain the simplest case of a Jump-diffusion. Let’s define $$X_t = \mu t + \sigma W_t + J_t$$ where $W_t$ is a Wiener process ...
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SDE for option value

Given an SDE for an underlying: $$dS(t) = \mu(S,t)dt+\sigma(S,t)dW(t)$$ the SDE for the value of the option $V=V(S,t)$ is given via Ito's lemma as: $$dV = V_tdt+V_S\mu(S,t)dt+\frac{1}{2}V_{SS}\...
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Application of Ito's Lemma in expected utility theory

An investor with utility curve $U(.)$ has wealth $X_t$ at time t. He invests A proportion $p$ of his wealth in a risky asset that follows a geometric Brownian motion, with parameters $\mu$ and $\...
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Computing Itô differential of conditional expectation process (Heston SDE)

Going through this article on Heston's model, where the variance evolves following the SDE \begin{equation} \label{sd1} d\sigma^2_t = \kappa \bigg( m - \color{red}{\sigma^2_t} \bigg)dt + \nu \sqrt {\...
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Expectation of Stochastic Differential

First of all, I am a mathematician, so I apologize for my ignorance regarding stochastic calculus. What exactly does an expression like: $$ \mathbb{E}[dX_tdY_t] $$ here $X_t,Y_t$ are stochastic ...
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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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Expected value of stochastic optimization

I have a optimization problem where the SDE is: $$ dX(t) = [X(t)(u(t)-\beta(t))+\theta(t)]dt+X(t)u(t)\sigma dW(t), t \in [0,T], X(0) = X_0 $$ where $\beta(t)$ and $\theta(t)$ are deterministic ...
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Expectation in a stochastic differential equation

I'm new to stochastic calculus, I want to find the mean of $X_2$ with $X_t = \exp(W_t)$, with $W_t$ a Wiener process. I used Ito's Lemma is arrive at the SDE: \begin{align} d(X_t) = \frac{1}{2}X_t dt ...
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How to determine the order of convergence of the Euler-Maruyama method?

To make this simple let us consider the Geometric Brownian Motions. My questions: 1. How can I show that the Euler-Maruyama Method is convergent using GBM? 2. How can I determine the order of ...
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Swapping expectation operator with differential operator

Suppose I have a general SDE $dx_{t} = \mu dt + \sigma dz_{t}$ Then I can put $E[]$ on both sides to get $E[dx_{t}] = E[\mu dt] + E[\sigma dz_{t}]$ Now comes the question: I've seen some formulas ...
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Why can't I multiply two SDE Solutions?

SDE 1 is S1 = S10 exp( (r1-sigma^2/2) * dt + sigma dW1 ) S2 = S20 exp( (r2-sigma2^2/2) * dt + sigma2 dW2 ) E[dW1 dW2] = rho I want to price an option on S1 x S2 I know I need to use the SDE's to ...
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What information about the stochastic process is available from path-dependent options?

Assume the stock follows a process, which is defined by the following stochastic differential equation $$\frac{dS}{S}=r(t)dt+\sigma(S,t)dW,$$ so that the stock price process has local volatility. ...
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Estimating Market Price of Risk

I need help with estimating market price of risk. Assume money market account and two risky assets which exposed to same two sources of risks follow process: $dM(t)=rM(t)dt$ $dS_1(t)=S_1(t)(\mu_1dt+\...
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Bounded solution for a SDE

I have this SDE $$ dX(t) = [X(t)(u(t)(\delta-r)+r-\beta(t))+\theta(t)(1-\alpha(t))]dt+X(t)u(t)\sigma dW(t), t \in [0,T] \\ X(0) = X_0(1-\alpha(0)) $$ I've checked some books and I find the solution ...
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What is the purpose of short rate models?

Just venturing into quantitative finance and studying short rate models (Vasicek, CIR, Hull-White etc.). Wanted to ask a very simple intuitive question. How would a practitioner use these models? I ...
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Two papers - two different solutions of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

Bernal 2016 says that the solution of $$ dr_{t}=\lambda*(\mu-r_{t})*dt+\sigma dW_{t} \qquad (eq.1) $$ equals $$ r_{t}=r_0*exp(-\lambda t)+\mu(1-exp(-\lambda t))+\sigma \int_{0}^{t} exp(-\lambda t)...
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How can I prove that the solution to the Heston SDE is a Markov process?

Consider the Heston model expressed as \begin{align} dS_t &= \mu S_t dt + S_t \sqrt{V_t} \big(\rho dW_t^{(1)}+\sqrt{1-\rho^2}dW_t^{(2)} \big); \tag*{(1)} \\ dV_t &= \kappa(\theta - V_t)dt + \...
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How do you find variance of a sde?

I know how to find the mean of an SDE: write it on integral form, take derivative, solve a simple ODE. But what to do when we want a variance? In my case, $$X_{T + \delta t} = X_T + \int_T^{T + \...
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Differential of integrating factor $d(e^{at}r_t)$ in Vasicek model

I am attempting to solve the Vasicek model SDE (using Wikipedia parametrisation): $$ dr_t = a(b-r_t)dt + \sigma dW_t $$ Every solution is proceeding to multiply both sides of the equation by the ...
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Hawkes process intensity solution

Hail to all, I am struggling to solve the following SDE for intensity: $d\lambda_t = \kappa(\rho(t) - \lambda_t)dt + \delta dN_t $ I know to expect the solution in the form of $\lambda_t = c(0)e^{-...
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How is this SDE interpreted?

I saw this model $$\frac{dF(t,T)}{F(t,T)} = \sigma(t,T) dW_t + (\exp(e^{-a(T-t)}dJ_t)-1) + \mu_J(t,T)dt$$ to model the forward curve. Rewriting $$dF(t,T) = \sigma(t,T)F(t,T) dW_t + F(t,T)(\exp(e^{-...
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Methods of SDE Calibration

There is somewhere summary of methods that can be used to estimate parameters of SDE? I currently using MLE and regression due to linear dependence between samples. I searching for something ...
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Bracket-Notation in SDEs

I often come across the following notation in my script, and I have not found it anywhere else. While our lecturer insists it is of utmost importance to write this way in his exams, he yet failed to ...
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Problem of stochastic differential equation (SDE)

Please help to answer this stochastic differential equation (SDE). Thank you very much.
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Valuation of Cash-Or-Nothing option

Studying options pricing, I'm stuck with the following problem: The price of a stock is described by the dynamic: $$dS_t = \mu\, dt + \sigma\,dW_t$$ Compute the fair price of a Cash or Nothing ...
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Meaning of w in SDE

I'm missing meaning of $w$ in typical SDE like $dX_t(w) = f_t(X_t(w)) + \sigma(X_t(w))dW_t$, in context of $w \in F_{xxx}$. Does it mean that both $w$ is one of events that could happen before ...
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How to adjust Geometric Brownian Motion to be monotone?

I want to use stochastic process to model subscriber's mobile data consumption as time going in a month. So I think about Geometric Brownian Motion. However, people's cumulative data consumption ...
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Understanding the HJM drift condition's dimensions

In an HJM model the forward rate dynamics follow $$ df_t(T) =a_t(f_t(T))dt+b_t(f_t(T))dW_t $$ where $W_t$ is a $d$-dimensional brownian motion, $b_t$ takes values in $\mathbb{R}^{d\times d}$ and $a_t$ ...
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Transformation into Martingale

If $f$ is some function of BV on $\mathbb{R}$ and $dZ_t = f(W_t)dW_t + \mu_t dt$ ($W_t$ is a $1$-dimensional standard Brownian Motion), then what choice of real valued function $F$ makes: \begin{...
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Expression for the expectation of Integrated variance in case of GARCH(1,1) process

I have the following SDE (GARCH(1,1)) for the instantaneous variance: $$ d\sigma_t^2 = \kappa (\theta - \sigma_t^2) dt + \psi \sigma_t^2 dW_t $$ I would like to find an expression for $IV_t = E[\int_{...
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How does this transformation for Euler Scheme in mean reverting SDEs alleviate instability?

I saw this text in the book - Interest Rate Modelling by Andersen volume 1 on Page 112: I am unable to understand: How does instability arise when we use the Euler scheme on X(t)? What change does ...
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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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Exploding Libor Rates in Libor Market Model

I have implemented the Libor Market Model in Matlab. When I generate a number of paths, I notice that some of them explode. Does anybody have an idea what could cause this? I already tried solving ...
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Simulation of Geometric Brownian Motion in R

Using R, I would like to simulate a sample path of a geometric Brownian motion using \begin{equation*} S(t) = S(0) \exp\left(\left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^{2}}{2}\right)t + \sigma B_{t}\right), \end{...
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Question about the stochastic differential equation in the Merton model

in the following stochastic differential equation merton model we have $$\frac{ds}{s}=(\alpha-\lambda k)dt+\sigma dW+dq$$ where $\alpha$ is the instantaneous expected return on the stock; $\sigma^2$...