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A branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes.

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Transformation of Volatility - BS

I have recently seen a paper about the Boeing approach that replaces the "normal" Stdev in the BS formula with the Stdev \begin{equation} \sigma'=\sqrt{\frac{ln(1+\frac{\sigma}{\mu})^{2}}{t}} \end{...
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Distribution of hitting time of the integrated CIR process

If an increasing process $X_t$ has a known Laplace transform $\mathbb{E} e^{-s X_t} = m_t(s)$, define its hitting time $\tau$ to some level $B$ to be $$ \tau = \inf\{ u > 0 : X_u \geq B \}. $$ Can ...
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Random variable minus Integral of Ito Generator is a Martingale under what conditions?

I am reading about american option pricing and the variational inequality, and the book I am reading states, in the derivation of the variational inequality, the following is a martingale: $$M_s = U(s,...
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Expectation over Markov Process and discrete Ito integral (discrete stochastic calculus)

I am doing a research on communication protocol design. A file of $n$ blocks is transferred in several rounds and $R_i$ denotes the number of blocks received in the $i$-th round. The sender sends $n-...
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Bayes Theorem with change of measure

Tomas bjork- arbitrage theory in continuous time. Appendix B, proposition B41 says: The proof is not clear to me. Thanks to Gordon's comment below of $E^Q (X/G)$ being $G$ measurable, I think the ...
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Complete Financial Market: Integrability condition for Contingent Claims

Consider an arbitrage-free and complete financial market with underlying filtered probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\{\mathcal{F}_{t}\}_{t\,\in\,[0,T]},\mathbb{Q})$, where $T\in(0,\infty)$ is ...
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Why is the Schöbel-Zhu model affine?

In the Schöbel-Zhu model, the stochastic volatility process is $dv_t=\kappa(\theta-v_t)dt+\sigma dW_t$. The characteristic function of the stock process can be found by arguing that the model is ...
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Confused about discretization

I am reading a paper here: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f91/2d46b02b03230a4ffaaa42d655b2b6147d56.pdf The following is my confusion. The paper has the following continuous time model for the price ...
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mixing fractional Brownian motions

Given two Brownian motions $W_t^1, W_t^2$, we can have them correlated by $$W_t^1 = \rho W_t^2+\sqrt{1-\rho^2}Z_t$$ where $W_t^{2}$ and $Z_t$ are independent of each other. My question then: is there ...
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Feynman-Kac to derive stochastic representation

$u_t + \frac{1}{2}\sigma^2x^2u_{xx} - \alpha + \lambda((K_d - x)^+ - u) = 0$ with terminal condition $u(T, X) = (K_m - X(T))^+$ $dX = \sigma X(t)dW_t$ $\alpha$ and $\lambda$ are constants Ok so ...
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How to compute the stochastic integral of log-normal process?

How do you compute the following integral: $$\int_0^t e^{\mu s + \sigma W_s} ds$$ or $$\int_0^t e^{\mu s + \sigma W_s} dW_s$$ ? Are those integrals stochastic processes of some well-know type (...
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Rigorous proof of Dupire formula (e.g. using Gyöngy's theorem)

Where can I find a rigorous proof of the Dupire formula (for example, using using Gyöngy's theorem)? I imagine this would be covered by a paper or by a standard financial math text, but I could not ...
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Boundary condition in perpetual american option problem

I am trying to solve the perpetual American option problem. Currently I'm following this (slide 9). The stock price is modelled as Ito's process. $dS_t = (\mu-D_0)S_tdt\ +\ \sigma S_tdW_t $ where $...
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Black and Scholes equation for portfolio **with** arbitrage

I am well aware of how the ordinary Black and Scholes equation is derived, under the assumption of an arbitrage free portfolio, $V=G-hS$. Here $S$ is the price of the underlying and $G$ is the option ...
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Stochastic differential of a time integral

Suppose that $S$ follows a geometric brownian motion: $$ dS(u) = r S(u)du + S(u)\sigma(u,S(u))dW(u) , $$ with $r$ a deterministic constant, and let the process $Z$ be defined by: $$ Z(t) = \int_0^t ...
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Discretisation of OU (mean reverting) process with a jump process

I have a question about how to apply the Euler approximation on OU process with a jump process. The stochastic process $X_t$ has dynamic $$dX_t=\alpha(\beta-X_t)dt+\sigma dW_t+dY_t$$ where $dY_t=...
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Ito Diffusion with Change of Measure

Let $(X_t)$ be an Ito diffusion with speed $(V_t)$, under a probability measure P. Could there exist a change of measure to a probability measure Q, with Q ~ P, under which $(X_t)$ is an Ito diffusion ...
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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 ...
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Stochastic Differential equation: CAPM

Let $R=(R_1, \dots ,R_M)$′ denote a vector of excess returns of M assets observed at $n$ time points, $0<t_1<t_2< \cdots <t_n<T$, within a time span $T>0$. We wish to explain the ...
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Pre-requisites for Finance Mathematics

I would like to pursue research in the areas of Financial Mathematics. Hoping to look into Operations Research, Risk Management and Stochastic Modeling. Anyone got some suggestions on useful resources ...
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Stochastic integral representation of $F(T-s,X_s)$-type equations

For $T\in R$ given and fixed consider: $$ {\rm d}F(T-t,X_t)=g(T-t,X_t)\,{\rm d}W_t. $$ where $g(t,x)$ is a given functions and $X_t$ is a given process driven by a brownian motion ($dX_t=(...)dt+(...)...
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Euler discretization with jumps

There is a process $B_t = B_0\prod_{i=1}^{N_t}(1-Z_n)$, where $Z_n=e^{-ξ_n}$ for i.i.d exponentially distributed random variables $(ξn)_{n≥1}$ with rate $ρ=20$. ${N_t}$ is a counting process ...
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Price of a stochastic game between an agent and the market

In the article Pricing via utility maximization and entropy from Richard Rouge and Nicole El Karoui, they define the value function of the optimization problem as \begin{align} V(x,C) = \dfrac{1}{\...
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Applying Ito's formula to complex functions

Within my lecture notes, the following definition is given: We say that the stochastic process $X_t$ has stochastic differential $$ dX_t = b_t dt + \sigma_t dW_t $$ if and only if $$ X_t = ...
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Binomial model's Radon-Nikodym derivative

Related: Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation? In the one-step binomial model... For $\frac{d \mathbb Q}{d \mathbb P}$, I think it's $\frac{d \mathbb Q}{d \mathbb P}...
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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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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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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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Correct application of Feynman Kac formula

I have a question on Feynman-Kac formula but can I ask the community if I have done it correctly? If no, may you point out to where I went wrong? Thanks! The original FK formula states: Assume $f(t,x)$...
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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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Differentiation of value function in perpetual american option

I am trying to solve the perpetual American option problem. Currently I'm following this (slide 9). The stock price is modelled as Ito's process. $dS_t = (\mu-D_0)S_tdt\ +\ \sigma S_tdW_t $ where $...
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Option on $ \left( \int_0^T dW_t \right)^2$

Silly question, but how would you actually price $$ E_0 \left( \left( \int_0^T dW_t \right)^2 - K \right)_+ $$ where $dW_t$ are standard Brownian motions. Is there a closed form analytical solution?...
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Is it meaningful to look at $\int f(W_t, t) \,dt$?

CONTEXT (can skip): My textbook looks at two things - 1) Ito integrals for deterministic functions—i.e. $\int f(t) \,dW_t$. We are able to say that they are normally distributed, with a mean of 0 ...
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Martingale representation of European option

Let stock price $S$ satisfy $$S(t)=S(0)e^{(\int_0^t\sigma(s)dB_s-\frac{1}{2}\int_0^t\sigma(s)^2ds)}$$ I want to calculate the Martingale representation $V(t)=E(F|F_t)$ of European option with strike ...
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Interchange Expectation and Supremum in Snell Envelope/American Options

I had a question about the properties of a snell envelope, $\sup_{t\le\tau\le T} \Bbb E\left(Z_\tau\mid \mathcal F_t\right)$, which came to me while studying American options. I know that in general,...
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Volatility of a perpetuity $E\Big[\Big(\int_0^\infty e^{-ks+mz_s}ds\Big)^\eta\vert\mathcal{F}_t\Big]$

Let $z$ be a brownian motion, let $\mathcal{F}$ be the filtration it generates. For $k>0$ and $m\in\mathbb{R}$, I define the process $Y$ as $$Y_t=E\Big[\Big(\int_0^\infty e^{-ks+mz_s}ds\Big)^\eta\...
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How to calculate the multiple integrals where the integral domain is based on the sum of normal distribution random variables?

The integral is shown below: And how to use python to calculate pi (better if we don't need to code for each pi)?
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The Ho-Lee Model (1986)

(My question) I solved the following questions. However, if you know the other solutions, please let me know those along with computation processes. Besides, $W_t$ is a S.B.M. (Thank you for your ...
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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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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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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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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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Novikov condition for Vasicek process

Suppose that we have a money account $S^{(0)}$ with dynamics \begin{align} dS^{(0)}_{t} = r_{t} S^{(0)}_{t}\, dt, \end{align} where \begin{align} dr_t = a(b-r_t)\, dt + \sigma_{r} \, dW_t^{(0)}. \...
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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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For an Ito Process, $d\ln{X} \neq \frac{dX}{X}$ and $(d\ln{X})^2 = (\frac{dX}{X})^2$, but $d\ln{X} \neq \pm \frac{dX}{X}$

In normal calculus we can write $d\ln{x} = \frac{dx}{x}$ since there is no quadratic variation to deal with. This isn't true for stochastic processes, and Ito's Lemma is used to calculate $d\ln{X}$. ...
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SDE of futures price under non-constant interest rate and volatility process

I'm trying to figure out the form of the SDE of futures price under the risk neutral measure, when stock price follows GBM:             &...