# Questions tagged [stochastic-calculus]

A branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes.

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### Jamshidian's trick for Swaptions

Following Brigo$^1$ p.77, we can decompose the price of a swaption as a sum of Zero-Coupon bond options (Jamshidian's Trick). To do so, the authors suggest to find $r^*$ the value of the spot rate at ...
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### Regularity requirement for convergence of Euler scheme for stochastic integral?

Let $S_t$ be follow Black Scholes, then I am interesting in simulating the process $\int ^t _0 e^{-rt}1_{\{S_t\leq K\}}dS_t$ which is like a naive hedge of a European put, which does not work in ...
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### PDE and Black Scholes problem

Consider Black Scholes problem $\frac{\partial V}{\partial t} + \frac{\sigma^2 S^2}{2}\frac{\partial^2V}{\partial S^2} + rS\frac{\partial V}{\partial S} -rV = 0$ with boundary condition $V(S,T)=f(S)$, ...
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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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### Stochastic Leibniz rule

We have the following single-factor HJM model $$d_tf(t,T)=\sigma(t,T)dW_t+\alpha(t,T)dt$$ $$f(t,T)=f(0,T)+\int_0^t\sigma(s,T)dW_s+\int_0^t\alpha(s,T)ds$$ The discounted T bond is then \begin{align} Z(...
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### Quadratic variation

The following question is more math than quant, but since it arises from a mathematical finance textbook, I've figured the good people in this sub might be able to help me. So here goes. In the 3rd ...
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### Multivariate Itô's lemma

Hey guys I'm looking for worked examples who show how to apply Itô's lemma in several variables, starting from the very basics. Thank you in advance!
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### Taylor expansion of stochastic variables with dynamics of the form $dX_t=b(\sigma_t,X_t)dW_t$

https://www.math.nyu.edu/~cai/Courses/Derivatives/compfin_lecture_5.pdf In the above document stochastic taylor expansions are nicely explained. Let us now consider a typical SDE model in finance ...
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### Symbol “.” in the derive of Quanto Adjustment

I am reading "Analysis, Geometry and Modeling in Finance". In section 2.10.2 which derives the quanto adjustment, it states that (in page 46) by definition the process $S_t^{d/f}S_t^f$ is the foreign ...
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### Term structure equation in the Vasicek model

Consider the SDE $$dr_t = (b-ar_t)dt +\sigma dW_t, \text{with } a; b > 0.$$ Let $$F(t; r) = E(\exp(-\int_{t}^{T}r_sds)| r_t = r).$$ (F can be interpreted as price of a zero coupon bond with ...
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### Valuation of Callable Bonds

Is there any way to price American Callable Bonds (those which can be called on any date before expiration) other than basic CRR interest rate trees, since they won't be accurate enough to give ...
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### Stochastic process with determinstic frequency of regime changes

Suppose that I have an OU process. For instance, assume that I want to model the interest rates. Suppose that regime change is known ex ante, and is deterministic in terms of frequency (For instance, ...
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### Log Contract payoff function

I can’t get where Dr. Rouah gets payoff function of log contract. Could you please take a look at that? https://frouah.com/finance%20notes/Variance%20Swap.pdf It’s on page 2, section 3. I couldn’t ...
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### Unconditional Expectation vs. Conditional Expectation at time $0$

In most mathematical finance books I have read (all of them actually), the expectation, with respect to the sigma algebra at time $0$, $\mathcal F_0$, is considered the same as the unconditional ...
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### The conditional expectation of a geometric brownian motion

In this question it states that $$\mathbb{E}[e^{\sigma(W_t-W_s)}|\mathcal{F}_s] = \mathbb{E}[e^{\sigma(W_t-W_s)}],$$ and I assume that $0 \leq s \leq t$. The accepted answer states that this step is ...
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### Self financing strategy and repo rate

I was wondering how to adjust the self financing condition when cash borrowing cas be secured by the stock. Suppose the risk-free money account is $B_t$ and there is a risky asset $S_t$. One have ...
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### Milstein discretization of the CIR process

Given the CIR process $\ dX_t = (a − bX_t ) dt + \sigma \sqrt{X_t}dW_t$ - I want to show that its Milstein scheme is \$\ X_{i+1} - X_i = ((a − bX_i) - 0.25\sigma^2)\Delta + \sigma\sqrt{X_i}\sqrt{\...
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### Change of measure from physical to risk-neutral under Radon-Nikodym and Girsanov Theorem

Given a stochastic process, how do we prove and generate the change-of-measure? I have been trying to prove the change-of-measure as under the Radon-Nikodym theorem and Girsanov Theorem, but ...