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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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Uniqueness of equivalent martingale measure in Black Scholes-Model

Let's consider standard Black-Scholes model with price process $S_t$ satisfying SDE $$dS_t = S_t(bdt + \sigma dB_t)$$, where $B_t$ is standard Brownian Motion for probability $\mathbb{P}$. I ...
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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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Geometric brownian motion vs. Ornstein Uhlenbeck

I'm looking at the SDE of Geometric brownian motion(*): $$d X(t) = \sigma X(t) d B(t) + \mu X(t) d t$$ (with analytic solution $X(t) = X(0) e^{(\mu - \sigma^2 / 2) t + \sigma B(t)}$) and the SDE of ...
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Why is the black-scholes model arbitrage free when σ>0?

I want to show that: if $σ$ is positive then there is no arbitrage in the model, even if $r > µ$. Whilst I have satisfied this for $ r > \mu$, I cannot see why the conditioning on $\sigma>0 $ ...
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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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What is the stochastic differential of a general semimartingale?

By using the canonical representation of a semimartingale in Eberlein, Glau and Papapantoleon's "Analysis of Fourier Transform Valuation Formulas and Applications", on page 3: $$H = B + H^c + h(x) \...
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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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Variance of Brownian Motion

Can someone point me into the right direction to calculate this one: $E(B^4_t)=3t^2$ I had tried using the following property with no luck: $E(B^4_t)=E(B^2_tB^2_t)=E(\int B^2 dt )E(\int B^2 dt )=[E(\...
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For $B_t$ a Brownian motion what is the probability that $B_1>0$ and $B_2<0$?

Let $B_t$ be a Brownian Motion. What's the probability that $B_1>0$ and $B_2<0$?
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Show that $E[B_t|\mathscr{F}_s] = B_s$ for $B_t = W_t^3 - 3 t W_t$

Given prob space $(\Omega, \mathscr{F}, P)$ and a Wiener process $(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$, define filtration $\mathscr{F}_t = \sigma(W_u : u \leq t)$ Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ where $B_t = W_t^3 - 3tW_t$. ...
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Finding price of the power option

Let's assume a market with $d=1$ and $X=X^1$ satisfying $dX_t=\sigma X_t\,dW_t,\: \: X_0=1,$ where $(W_t)$ is a standard Brownian motion. Assume that $\mathbb{F}$ is the natural filtration of $X$ ...
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Determine $E[W_p W_q W_r]$

Given prob space $(\Omega, \mathscr{F}, P)$ and a Wiener process $(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$, define filtration $\mathscr{F}_t = \sigma(W_u : u \leq t)$ Let 0 < p < q < r. Determine $E[W_p W_q W_r]$. ...
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Differential equation for log-returns

I have a question that might be trivial to most of you, but somehow I'm not able to solve it by myself. I have a disagreement with my colleague on the distributional properties of a Geometric Brownian ...
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What's the variance of this Ito integral?

I am reading stochastic calculus and I have understood that the process $$X=\int_{0}^{1}\sqrt{\frac{\tan^{-1}t}{t}}dW_t$$ has normal distribution with mean zero. How can I find the variance of $X$?
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What the expectation of S^2 is from GBM? [closed]

I was at an interview and was asked to write down the SDE for GBM. $$ dS = S\mu dt + S\sigma dX $$ Then I was asked how I would compute the expectation of S^2. I didn't know where to start. Any ...
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How can I calculate $Cov\left(\int_{0}^{s}W_u\,du\,\,\,,\,\int_{0}^{t}W_v\,dv\right)$

How can I calculate? \begin{align} Cov\left(\int_{0}^{s}W_u\,du\,\,\,,\,\int_{0}^{t}W_v\,dv\right) \end{align} Thank you for your attention.
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How do we calcualte $E[W_sW_t|W_s]$

$W_t$ is a Brownian motion. How do we calculate this expectation? there are two cases: $s < t$ $t < s$ Do we have to distinguish the two cases or there is a unified way of calculating it
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Application of Ito's lemma

Let $X_t$ be some stochastic process driven by wiener process ($W_t)$ so it can be expressed as: $$dX_t=(...)dt+(...)dW_t$$ Let $f(t,x)$ be some $C^2$ function. Define the process $Z_s=f(t-s,X_s)$ ...
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For the Brownian motion integrate

I want to calculate $$\operatorname{E} \left[ \int_0^1{W(t)dt \cdot \int_0^1{t^2W(t)dt}} \right].$$ I discovered that the first integral is $\operatorname{N}(0, \frac{1}{3})$ but I don't know how to ...
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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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Girsanov Theorem for Quanto/Compo adjustment

Assume that I have a foreign asset $$Y_t = Y_0 \exp \left((r_f-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2_Y)t+\sigma_Y W_t^1\right)$$ and an exchange rate $$X_t = X_0 \exp\left((r_d-r_f-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2_X)t+\sigma_X ...
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Stochastic Differential

Let $W_t$ be a Wiener process. It is clear to me that $dW_t$ is of size $\sqrt{dt}$. This can be seen because $$ \mathrm{Var}(W_{t+\Delta} - W_{t})=\Delta. $$ But am I allowed to actually write $(...
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Financial Mathematics - Martingales example

Was hoping somebody could help me with the following question. Prove that under the risk-neutral probability $\tilde{\mathsf P}$ the stock and the bank account have the same average rate of growth. ...
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Ito`s Lemma problem

Can someone help me with calculus for this problem. I have these 3 equations and with Ito`s Lemma I have to find $dXt$. \begin{cases} dY= μYdt+σYdB \\ X=\frac{1}{2}cY\\ dc =-aαcdt\end{cases}
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Show that the two solutions of the SDE are equivalent

I have a process: $$dr_t = (W_t^1 - ar_t)dt +\sigma dW_t^2$$ where $W_t^1$ and $W_t^2$ are brownian motions with instantaneous correlation coefficient $\rho$. I want to show that the solution of this ...
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Square of Wiener process

In Ito's calculus one often comes $dW^2=dt$. How does this come about? What is it's relation to the Milstein method?
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Asymptotic behavior property of geometric Brownian Motion proof

Online I found the asymptotic behavior property of geometric Brownian Motion $X_t$as: If $\mu$ (drift parameter) is $\ge$ $\sigma^2/2$ where $\sigma$ is the volatility parameter, then $X_t \...
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question on Leif Andersen's “Interest Rate Modeling, vol 2 Term Structure Models”

I'm reading Leif Andersen's "Interest Rate Modeling, vol 2 Term Structure Models" and met a problem on Chapter 14 LM Dynamics and Measures, $\S$ 14.2.5 Stochastic Volatility, Lemma 14.2.6, on page 602....
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Are all change of measure operations between equivalent probability measures Doléans-Dade exponentials?

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{F}, \mathbb{P})$ be a filtered probability space, where $\mathbb{F}=\left(\mathcal{F}\right)_{t\in[0;T]}$ and $\mathcal{F}=\mathcal{F}_T$. Let $(W_t)_{t\in[0;T]}$ be ...
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Invariance Scaling of Brownian Motion

Prove $\frac{1}{\sqrt{t}}\log\left(\int_0^t \exp(B_s)\mathrm{d}s\right)$ converges to $\sup\limits_{t\in [0,1]}B_t$ in distribution as $t\to\infty$. I have a sense to use scaling invariance, but no ...
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Compute distribution of a stochastic variable

$sign(x)=1$ if $x\geq0$ $sign(x)=-1$ if $x< 0$ Consider $$ X_t = \int^t_0 sign(W_u)dW_u $$ where $W_t$ is a wiener proces. How can I determine the distribution of $X_t$ and compute $E[\exp(\...
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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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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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Application of Ito's Lemma, finding the condition for the martingale

The Vasicek short rate model is $$dr_t=\kappa(\theta-r_t)dt+\sigma dW_t$$ Define the processes $x_t$ and $f(x,t)$ $$x_t=\frac{r_t}{\kappa}(1-e^{-\kappa(T-t)})+\int_0^tr_sds$$ $$f(x,t)=e^{a(T-t)-x_t}$$ ...
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clarification to log-stock price formula

Having financial market with safe rate r and risky asset S with dynamics under physical measure P $$\frac{dS_t}{S_t}=\mu dt +\sigma dW_t$$ what is the log-stock price? Using Ito formula it is ...
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Closed form solution of PDE of Option Price

Let $V=V(S_t,t)$ be the option price and \begin{align} V_t+\mu\,S\,V_S+\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2\,S^2\,V_{SS}=0\\ V(S_T,T)=\ln (S_T)^{2}. \end{align} My question: How can I obtain a closed form solution of ...
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Discounted risky asset stochastic process problem

$S_t$ is the random variable representing the risky asset price at time $t$. M_t is the riskless asset. They are governed by the equations $\frac{dS_t}{dt}=\mu dt + \sigma dZ_t$ and $dM_t = rM_t ...
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Volatility of Exchange Option

I got a question and its partial solution, and have some doubts about the volatility of its geometric Brownian motion process: Question: How would you price an exchange call option that pays $max(S_{...
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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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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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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 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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Are two stochastic processes independent if the Wiener processes inside are uncorrelated

Assume there are two stochastic processes: $dx_t = \alpha_1(x_t,t)dt + \beta_1(x_t,t)dW^1_t$ and $dy_t = \alpha_2(y_t,t)dt + \beta_2(y_t,t)dW^2_t$. Does $dW^1_t\times{dW^2_t} = 0$ imply that $\...
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Libor Market Model: numeraire change

I am currently studying the Libor forward market model, and although I get the mechanics behind the main arguments, I still do not have an intuitive idea of what's exactly the objective behind ...
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unique equivalent martingale measure in incomplete markets

Do you have any idea about how we can prove, and under which conditions, that an equivalent martingale measure (EMM) in an incomplete market is unique? The assumptions we have made are: 1) that the ...
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How to determine components of Affine Term Structure for an Ohrnstein-Uhlenbeck process?

I wonder how I can determine the components $A(t,T)$ and $B(t,T)$ for the zero-coupon bond price process $p(t,T)=e^{A(t,T)-r(t)B(t,T)}$? The components are defined in the following link: https://en....
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Bond-price dynamics in the Vasicek model

Hello I am studying about interest rate modeling There is one good source about Vasicek (link: https://web.mst.edu/~bohner/fim-10/fim-chap4.pdf). However there is one equation that I try but unable ...
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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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