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A branch of mathematics that operates on stochastic processes.

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Geometric Brownian Motion: Drawdown as a function of time

Suppose I have a strategy (model it as the usual geometric Brownian motion with a drift). Question is, how does max drawdown grow as a function of duration?
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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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What is an adapted process

I am reading Björk, Arbitrage theory in Continous Time and I have noticed that he uses the term adapted proces a lot. I can't seem to understand what an 'adapted proces' is by the wikipedia article. ...
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How to find correct change of measure

I'm trying to figure out how to find the correct equivalent martingale measure to change into. First of, since I am on mobile and find it hard to write LaTeX here, I will refer to Wikipedia's version ...
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Is a wiener proces measurable? (exercise from Bjork)

I will claim $$E[W(T) \vert F_t] = 0$$ for $t<T$. Anyway, in an exercise in Bjork the results requires that $$E[W(t) \vert F_t] = 0$$ But why? Isn't $W(t)$ measurable at time $t$ and hence not ...
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Girsanov Theorem, Radon-Nikodym Derivative backward

Given a filtered probablity space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},{\mathcal{F}}_t,\mathbb{P})$ and a standard Brownian motion $W_t$. Normally, in Girsanov Theorem, we use the exponential martingale $Z_t=\exp(-\...
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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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Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation?

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 ...
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Spot Interest Rate at time $t$

I know that the general model for the dynamics of the spot interest rate is $$dr(t)=\mu(r,t)dt+\sigma(r,t)dB(t)$$ My question is, if $P(t,T)$ is the bond value at time $t$, how would I derive $dP$?
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Deriving $dR(t)$ For Reverse Exchange Rate

Say $Q(t)$ is the exchange rate at time $t$. It's the price in domestic currency of one unit of foreign currency and converts foreign currency into domestic currency. The model for the dynamics of ...
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Variance of $\int_{t=o}^{T}\sqrt{|B(t)|}$ $dB(t)%$

I'm new to stochastic calculus. Could someone please explain how I would calculate the variance of $\int_{t=o}^{T}\sqrt{|B(t)|}$ $dB(t)%$ I'm aware that I would first have to calculate the ...
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Ito's Lemma: Multiplication Rule

I have a conceptual question about Ito's lemma, in particular, the multiplication. Ito's multiplication rule states, that multiplying dt by itself or by dx (the stochastic differential) equals zero. ...
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Feynman Kac Terminal value problem two variables

So, I need some help to move forward with this problem. $$ \begin{cases} \frac{\partial F(t,x,y)}{\partial t}+\frac{1}{2}\frac{\partial^2 F(t,x,y)}{\partial x^2}+\frac{9}{2}\frac{\partial^2 F(t,x,y)}...
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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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Ito representation unique up to indistinguishability? Proof?

Given an Ito-process $X(t)$, $t\in[0,T]$ $$X(t)=X_{0}+\int_{0}^{t}F(s)ds + \int_{0}^{t}G(s)dW(s)$$ with $F\in \mathbb{L}^{1}(0,T)$ and $G\in\mathbb{L}^{2}(0,T)$. It is now often claimed that this ...
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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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Change of numeraire from bank account to Zcb [closed]

Why is there no drift adjustment when numeraire is changed from bank account (risk neutral measure) to zero coupon bond who matures at time of payoff (fwd risk neutral measure) ?
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Merton's jump diffusion

Can someone help me finding the expected value of the solution to Merton's jump diffusion model: \begin{align} S_t &= S_0 \exp \left( \left(r - \frac{\sigma^2}{2} - \lambda k \right) t + \sigma ...
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Stochastic integrals wrt to independent Wiener processes are uncorrelated, but potentially dependent?

In Proof of Proposition 1.2.20 in the following lectures notes http://math.uni-heidelberg.de/studinfo/reiss/sode-lecture.pdf I found following quote " stochastic integrals with respect to ...
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stochastic modeling and machine learning [closed]

For a little bit of background, I've been studying stochastic calc and a few of it's applications (currently I'm still at the early stages of learning applications) and have been curious as to whether ...
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Normalized Gains Process is a Q-Martingale - Proof and Intuition

I'm trying to work the proof that the normalized gains process, $G^z_t = \frac{S_t}{B_t}+\int^t_0\frac{1}{B_s}dD_s$ is a Q-martingale under Q (the risk-neutral measure). I'll show what I've worked ...
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Vector of differences of Brownian motion integrals is multivariate normal

Given a 2-dimensional Wiener process $(W_{1},W_{2})$ with correlation $\rho$. Let \begin{equation*} X(t):= F(t) + \int_{0}^{t} f(s) dW_{1}(s) + \int_{0}^{t} g(s) dW_{2}(s)\end{equation*} for some ...
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Change-of-measure: Dynamics of $\log(S_t)$ with $S_t$ as numeraire [duplicate]

Let $S$ be a GBM with dynamics $dS_t/S_t=rdt+\sigma dW_t$. We want to compute the following expected value: \begin{align*} \mathbb{E}(S_T\log(S_T)). \end{align*} Using a change of measure we can write ...
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Zero value of cash flow for future in Shreve's book

Here is the statements of future price in Shreve's book Stochastic Calculus for Finance II page 244 to proof the ...
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Is the 'constant weight in the risky asset' portfolio-strategy self-financing?

My question concerns a topic in quantitative finance that I feel is often brushed under the table: is a given strategy self-financing. We have two assets, one risky and one riskless, defined by the ...
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Trouble understanding jump part in Kou double exponential jump diffusion model

I am trying to work with Kou's double exponential Jump-diffusion model and simulate a price path in a programming language. So the dynamics of the asset price in Kou's model follow: \begin{equation} ...
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Laplace Exponent of a Jump-Diffusion Process

I'm currently reading a paper (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2543702) which uses the following process to describe the dynamics of a firm's asset value: \begin{equation} V_t = ...
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Payoff of an odd indicator of one stock being greater than another

Suppose $S_t^1$ and $S_t^2$ are two stocks following GBMs and have current value $s_1$ and $s_2$ respectively. How can I explicitly compute the payoff $$ V(t,s_1,s_2)\triangleq \mathbb{E}\left[ 1_{\{...
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Pricing the Passport option

Suppose underlying asset $S$ $$dS = \mu Sdt + \sigma Sd W$$ our portfolio $\pi$ consist with $q(t)$ stock $S$ and cash $\pi - qS$...
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Discretizing the conditional variance in the Arbitrage Free Dynamic Nelson Siegel model

for my thesis I am trying to fit the correlated factor arbitrage free dynamic Nelson Siegel model to yield data. I use the Kalman filter to model this but since the model is in continuous time, I need ...
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Ito vs. Stratonovich: Why is it the exact midpoint that renders Ito-correction zero?

Perhaps I am approaching this from the wrong direction but I was just thinking about the relationship between Ito and Stratonovich integrals: It is a well known result that to convert one into the ...
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Characteristic function of SDE with coefficients depending upon second coupled SDE

Say we have the following two SDEs driven by the same single Brownian: $$ dx_t = -0.5\sigma^2g(\psi)^2dt + \sigma g(\psi)dW_t \quad\quad d\psi_t = -(H\psi_t+0.5\sigma^2)dt + \sigma dW_t$$ where $...
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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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Feynman-Kac converse

If the pricing function $F$ satisfies the black scholes PDE, then I can obtain risk-neutral evaluation formula from Feynman-Kac. If I already have the risk-neutral evaluation formula, can I still use ...
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Flow Variable and Stock Variable

I am new to stochastic control and I need your help! Suppose that we are a trader and we are trading based two sources of signal. One comes from the stock's flow of dividends as well as another trader'...
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On the application of Itos lemma to Geometric Brownian motion [closed]

I recently read this from a book: The canonical SDE in financial math, the geometric Brownian motion, ${{d{S_t}} \over {{S_t}}} = \mu dt + \sigma d{W_t}$ has solution $${S_t} = {S_0}{e^{(\mu -...
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Variance Equations is missing definition

here: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1208/ML12088A329.pdf Campbell, Lo, Mackinlay: The Econometrics of Financial Markets on page 159 i am looking at equation 4.4.9 in the last line, = $I\sigma_{\...
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How to solve one-touch American call

I want to solve the one-touch American call at $t = 0$ with level $B,$ maturity $T$ under the following assumption: $$d S= rSd t + \sigma SdW,\quad S_0<B.$$ We have following formula: $$V(S_0,0) = \...
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Notation clarity on continous proesses [closed]

Can someone clarify differences between $dX_t,\frac{\partial X_t}{\partial t},\int_0^t X_{t'}dt',\int_0^tdX_{t'}$? Does $\int_0^t\frac{\partial X_{t'}}{\partial{t'}}d{t'}=X_t$?
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Notion of risk-less portfolio in derivation of Black-Scholes

EDIT: As pointed out by Gordon in the comments, the portfolio I considered in my original post is neither self-financing nor (locally) risk-free. Though the central question is still open. Suppose ...
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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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Stochastic process and brownian motion

I just read the following and i am having some difficulty to interpret it: We begin our analysis in the standard Black-Scholes world consisting of a bank account process of price denoted by $B_t$, ...
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Utility-optimal leverage with costs

Say I have a portfolio, $X_t$, using a leverage of $f$, such that the dynamics are given by \begin{equation} dX_t = \mu f X_t dt + \sigma f X_t dW_t \end{equation} I want to optimize the expected ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion: percentage returns vs log-returns

In classical calculus, we know that the limit of percentage return (ie $dS/S$) equals that of the log return (ie. $dln(S)$ ). With uncertainty, we rely on Ito Lemma to draw a relationship between the ...
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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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How to find the mean and variance of this stochastic process?

$ I_t = \int_0^t e^{i W_s} dWs $ where $W_s$ is the standard brownian motion and $i$ is the complex number. Any help will be appreciated!
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How to solve this PDE using Feynman-Kac?

I have the following problem right now: solve $$F_t(t,x) + rxF_x(t,x) + \frac{\sigma^2}{2}F_{xx}(t,x) = rF(t,x), \\ F(T,x) = (x - K)^2.$$ How do I solve this? There exists a theorem to solve this, ...
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Extreme cases of normal random numbers and NaN

While trying to implement my version of Euler's method for simulating a SDE in C++, I came up with a problem. It occurs in some cases that the path generated by my method ends up giving values which ...
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Different definitions of arbitrage

Consider the following setup: Let $S=\left(S_1,\ldots,S_n\right)$ be a $n$-dimensional price process and denote by $V$ its value process defined by $V_t=\phi_t\dot\ S_t$ for $t=0,\ldots,T$. In "...
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Given $S$ is a Geometric Brownian Motion, how to show that $S^n$ is also a Geometric Brownian Motion?

Suppose that a stock price $S$ follows Geometric Brownian Motion with expected return $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma:$ $$dS = \mu S dt +\sigma S dz$$ How to find out the process followed by variable $...