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A branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes.

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Test for stationarity and make use of non-stationary points in financial market?

I have two questions to ask: What are the best methods to determine stationarity in a financial market (such as stocks) using MATLAB? What methods would you recommend to use in order to change from ...
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Measure change in a bond option problem

This is not a homework or assignment exercise. I'm trying to evaluate $\displaystyle \ \ I := E_\beta \big[\frac{1}{\beta(T_0)} K \mathbf{1}_{\{B(T_0,T_1) > K\}}\big]$, where $\beta$ is the ...
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Stochastic discount factor (aka deflator or pricing kernel) and class D processes

When (under what assumptions on the model) does a Stochastic Discount Factor need to be of Class D? What would be the implications if it was not? Is it connected to one of the no-arbitrage notions?
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Is the Brownian motion multiplication rule a definition or is it a theorem?

Is the Brownian motion multiplication rule a definition or is it a theorem? Refer to the highlight part of http://i.stack.imgur.com/doQuT.png where $dw_1(t)dw_1(t)=dt$
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Basic book on stochastic calculus, Itô and jump processes and Brownian Motion

I was looking for a good book that explains at beginner-level the basic of stochastic calculus, probability and random variables, Itô and jump processes as well as Brownian Motion. At university we ...
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Ito Formula for Stochastic Integral

Suppose I have $$dS_t = \mu(S_t,t) dt + \sigma(S_t,t)dW_t$$ What would be the process satisfying the following process of $y_t$? $$y_t = \int_0^t S_u du + \int_0^t S_u dW_u$$ I'm not quite sure ...
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How to take the differential of a stochastic integral?

Denote $$X_t = \int^t_0\sigma e^{-k(t-s)}dW_s$$ here $W_s$ is the Brownian motion, $k,\sigma$ are constants. I want to calculate $d X_t$ and the variance $Var[X_t].$ I know how to take the ...
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Ito lemma of Convertible Bond under Two-factor Model Interest Rate

@Behrouz Maleki has provided the PDE of two factor model in other post so could anyone please provide Ito lemma of this equation and how this PDE was derived from Vasicek model. as far as I know it ...
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CIR model problem - deriving PDE, Feynman-Kac

I am reviewing a CIR model problem, where $r_t$ has following dynamics $$dr_t=a(b-r_t)dt+\sigma \sqrt{r_t} dW_t^* \quad \quad (1)$$ for some constants $ab>\frac{\sigma^2}{2} \quad$ Letting T ...
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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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Simple question about stochastic differential

What is the equivalent of product rule for stochastic differentials? I need it in the following case: Let $X_t$ be a process and $\alpha(t)$ a real function. What would be $d(\alpha(t)X_t)$?
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Black and Normal Model for Caplet using Python

I am able to Price Caplet using Black 76 model in Python. However, I am unable to price the same with Normal Model. Can anyone suggest what is missing ? I am valuing caplet that caps interest rate on ...
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How to calculate the covariance between two stochastic integrals?

How to calculate the covariance between the integral of a Brownian motion at different times: $$\text{Cov}\left(\int^{t_1}_0\sigma(t)dW_t,\int^{t_2}_0\sigma(t)dW_t\right)\ ?$$ I know the answer is: $$\...
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markov property for stochastic differential equation

Suppose the stochastic equation: \begin{equation*} d X(u)=\beta(u,X(u))d u+\gamma(u,X(u))d W(u). \end{equation*} Suppose $X(T)$ is the solution of above stochastic differential equation with initial ...
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What is the strong solution for this SDE

I want to calculate $E_t[(X_T-K)^+]$ where $$dX_t=\frac{3}{X_t}dt+2X_t dW_t$$ and $X_0=x$. I don't know how extact the strong solution of this SDE. Indeed I used Ito's lemma but it was not usefule. ...
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Perpetual American Put Supermartingale property

Discounted price process of an american put (perpetual) has a $dt$ part in it, which is negative if the price at time $t$ is less than the optimal exercise price. This is the only thing that drags the ...
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Is a bond expiring at $T$ clean or dirty price a martingale under the $T$-Forward measure?

When we say Bond prices are martingale under T-Forward measure, do we mean their Clean Price is a martingale or is it their dirty price. I guess it should be dirty price, as clean price is just a ...
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Why does the short rate in the Hull White model follow a normal distribution?

Consider Hull White model $dr(t)=[\theta(t)-\alpha(t)r(t)]dt+\sigma(t)dW(t)$ when we solve the SDE above we have $r(t)=e^{-\alpha t}r(0)+\frac{\theta}{\alpha}(1-e^{-\alpha t})+\sigma e^{-\alpha t}\...
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How to compute the dynamic of stock using Geometric Brownian Motion?

I have been given the following question: Given that $S_t$ follows Geometric Brownian Motion, write down the dynamic of $S_t$ and then compute the dynamic of $f(t,S_t) = e^{tS^{2}}$ For the first ...
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Ho Lee model in Baxter&Rennie

I am currentyl reading Baxter&Rennie and I have a difficulty with understanding a derivation of formula for one function, $g(x,t,T)$ (this can be found on page 152 in the book). I know that there ...
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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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Code examples of solving Stochastic Optimal Control problems

I'm currently reading a book demonstrating how Stochastic Optimal Control can solve common optimization problems encountered within quantitative finance. I haven't covered much continuous mathematics ...
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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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Step by Step Guide to Learn Quantitative Finance [closed]

Can some one help in creating step by step guide to learn Quantitative Finance? The suggestions should be in the lines of 1- Which Maths topics needs to be learn 1st 2- Which Maths Books or ...
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ARMA-GARCH model, bset model selection and confidence levels calculations

I'm a newbie in GARCH models. I tried to realize ARMA(p, q)-GARCH(u, v) model via fGarch. So, 2 main questions. 1) Can I use BIC/AIC for selection best model for all (p, q)-(u, v) models? So, is it ...
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Problem with deriving the dynamics of a process

I'm trying to solve the following problem. Given a process $X_t$ and a process $Z_t$, with the dynamics of $X_t$ as $$ dX_t = (\alpha + \beta X_t)dt + (\gamma + \sigma X_t)dW_t $$ and $Z_t$ defined ...
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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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Quadratic variation question

Here I have this question (i) state Ito's formula (ii) hence or otherwise show that $\int^t_0B_s dB_s = \dfrac{1}{2}B^2_t -\dfrac{1}{2} t$ (iii) define the quadratic variation $Q(t)$ of Brownian ...
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For Ito Integrals with respect to a Brownian motion, why would the amount of stock held be a stochastic process?

Suppose that $B$ is a Wiener process and suppose $H$ is a right-continuous, adapted, and locally bounded process. Suppose $$\int_0^t H dB$$ is the Ito integral of $H$ with respect to the Wiener ...
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What does $\int dS \phi (S - K)$ mean in Gatheral's book?

In Gatheral's book on stochastic volatility, he writes the price of an option as $$\int_K^\infty dS \phi (S - K)$$ where $\phi$ is a density. Where does this come from? I have multiple questions: ...
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Isn't GBM the equivalent of adding infinitessimally small normally distributed returns?

The classic treatment of GBM for asset pricing leads to a point where eventually one gets a solution that is the same as assuming an underlying arithmetic Brownian motion, $X_t$, which has (over unit ...
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How to price a call option which depends on two Wiener processes?

Could someone explain to me why the regular call pricing formula works, just with $\sigma$ replaced by $\|\sigma\|$ in the case where the underlying asset depends on two Wiener processes? For example,...
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Option price derivation with these dynamics

If my underlying follows a dynamics of the form \begin{align*} dF(t,T)/F(t,T)=\sigma_1(t,T)dW_1(t)+\sigma_2(t,T)dW_2(t), \end{align*} where $\sigma_1(t,T)=h_1e^{-\lambda(T-t)}+h_0$, and $\sigma_2(t,T)...
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Problem with derivating integral

I have a doubt : I know that if $x_{t}=\int_{0}^{t}\gamma(s)dW_{s}$ (with $W_{s}$ a brownian motion), we have : $dx_{t}=\gamma(t)dW_{t}$ What about if $x_{t}=\int_{0}^{t}\gamma(s,t)dW_{s}$. Do I have ...
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HJM framework problem - showing that HJM drift condition implies that $b(z)=b+βz$ and $(ρ)^2=α$

Hi I am looking for some general clarification to Heath–Jarrow–Morton framework. I am analyzing a problem where the forward rate is modeled as $$ f(t,T)=e^{\beta(T-t)} Z_t+h(T-t) \tag{1}$$ for some ...
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Question about the martingale property of stochastic integral

Let $W_{t}$ be a Wiener process, and let $$X_{t} = \int^{t}_{0}W_{\tau}d\tau$$ Is $X_{t}$ a martingale? We can rewrite in differential form as $$dX_{t} = W_{t}dt$$ ,which means $X_{t}$ is a diffusion ...
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Ito calculus problem

given $S^1$ satifying the SDE $\quad dS_{t}^{1}=S_{t}^{1}((r+\mu)dt + \sigma dW_t), \quad S_{0}^{1}=1 $ and the safe asset $S_{t}^{0}$ $\quad S_{t}^{0}:=e^{rt} \quad for \quad r\geq 0$ Q1. how ...
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How can I make this portfolio self-financing?

$a_t S_t$ = number of shares ($S_t$ is stock price at $t$), $S_0 = 1$ $b_t \beta _t$ = saving account value , $d \beta_t = r \beta_t dt$, $r=$ interest rate So the value of the portfolio: $$V_t = ...
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forward option, stochastic calculus

I encounter a problem to understand this: The price of a forward option is : $C(K,t,T)=\mathbb{E}[((S_{T}/S_{t})-K)+]$ OK The option should only depend on $T-t$ because the yield randomness (for a ...
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How to express the Black Derman & Toy Model in a $dr=A\,dt+B\, dW$ form?

The Black Derman & Toy (BDT) model is given by $$d(\ln\,r)=\left(\theta(t)-\frac {d(\ln\sigma(t))}{dt}\ln r\right)\,dt+\sigma(t) \, dW.$$ How can one rewrite the BDT model as $dr=A\,dt+B\, dW$, ...
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Solution to a Geometric Ornstein Uhlenbeck Process $dX_t = \kappa(\theta - X_t)dt + \sigma X_t dW_t$

I've been searching for the solution to the modified Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process \begin{equation*} dX_t = \kappa(\theta - X_t)dt + \sigma X_t dW_t \end{equation*} but it surprisingly hard to find. The ...
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If S(t) is geometric Brownian motion, what is the distribution of S(t+h)-S(t)?

Suppose we have a geometric Brownian $S(t)$ which follows a lognormal process. Say $$ \begin{equation} dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_tdW_t \end{equation} $$ My question is what is the distribution of $...
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Characteristic function and distribution of a random variable

This is exercise 4.3 in Bjork, Arbitrage Theory in Continous Time. $$ X_t = \int^t_0 \sigma(s)dW_s $$ $\sigma$ is a deterministic function and $W_t$ is brownian motion. I am asked to find the ...
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Calculating the stochastic integral of $\exp(-rt)S_t$

I am currently reading lecture notes which aim to show that if $$ S_t = S_0 \exp (\mu t + \sigma W_t) $$ then, under the probability measure $\tilde{\mathbb{P}}$ with density $$ \gamma_T = \exp (c W_T ...
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Distribution in Heston

$$dV_t=-k(V_t-1)dt+ \epsilon\sqrt{V_t}dW_t$$ $W_t$ is wiener process and the rest is just some parameters. For $T_{i+1}>T_{i}$ how do I find the expectation and variance of $V_{T_{i+1}}$ ...
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Stochastic Calculus: How to test for dependency of random variables

If I let $g(x)$ be a deterministic function of a real variable $x$ and define $X(t)$ as: $$X_T=\int_{0}^{T}f(u)dW_u$$ with $W_t$ being a wiener process. For $s<t$, Will $X_s$ and $X_s-X_t$ then be ...
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Test if a process (with no drift) is a martingale

Consider the process $$Z(t)=\int_{0}^{t} \frac{u^a}{t^a}dW_u$$ for some real constant $a$ and $W_t$ is a wiener process. I want to check whether this process is a $F_t^W$-martingale. I noticed Lemma 4....
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Closed- solution for Convertible bond price two factor model

I am trying to find the closed- solution of convertible bond $V(s,r,t)$ under Vasicek model of two factor model of PDE shown in below link Ito lemma of Convertible Bond under Two-factor Model ...
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Analytic ZCB call option under Vasicek

The call option with strike $X$ and maturity $T$ on a ZCB maturing at time $S$, where $T\le S$, is $$ZBO(t,T,S,X)=E_t[e^{-\int_t^Tr_sds}(P(T,S)-X)^+]$$ The ZCB price is denoted by $$P(t,T)=E_t[e^{-\...
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stochastic interest rate $r_t=x_t+y_t$

Let $$dr_t=(\alpha(t)-\beta r_t)dt+\sigma dW_t$$ where $\alpha$ is non stochastic process and $\beta$ and $\sigma$ are constant. Can we write process $r_t$ in the form $$r_t=x_t+y_t$$ where the ...