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Assumptions in using risk-neutral pricing formula

The well-known risk-neutral pricing formula goes as follows (extracted from Shreve's Volume 2, section $5.2.4$ (Pricing Under the Risk-Neutral Measure)): Given any $T>0$ and any $t\in[0,T],$ if $V(...
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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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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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Finding the process of $X/Y$

This comes from Mark Joshi's concepts of mathematical finance exercise 4 chapter 11. If $$dX_t = \alpha X_t dt + \beta X_t dW_t$$ $$dY_t = \alpha Y_t dt + \gamma Y_t d\tilde{W}_t$$ with $W$ ...
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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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Differential of integral of a stochastic process

Let $Y_{t}$ be \begin{equation} Y_{t}=\int_{\Omega} g(X_{u}) du \end{equation} where $g(.)$ is a deterministic function and $\Omega=[t_{0},t]$ continuos partition of $\mathbb{R}$. Furthermore let $...
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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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Discounted price process - martingale

I have a process $S_{t}=S_{0}e^{\left(r-q\right)t+mt+X_{t}}$, where $X_t$ is a Levy process and I want to check for which $m$ the process $e^{-(r-q)t}S_t$ is a martingale. The third condition of a ...
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Generalization of Ito's Lemma to composite function

Ito's Lemma gives that for a function $F$ of a stochastic variable $X$, $dF = \frac{dF}{dX}dX + \frac{1}{2}\frac{d^2F}{dX^2}dt$ Given a stochastic differential equation $dS = a(S) dt + b(S) dX$ and a ...
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Expectation and variance of $\int_0^t (W_s)^n ds$ for any positive integer $n$?

It is well known that the integral $$\int_0^t W_s ds,$$ where $(W_s)_s$ is a Brownian motion, can be derived using Ito's Lemma. More precisely, Ito's lemma on $d(tW_t)$ implies that $$d(tW_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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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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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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Brownian motion and Stochastic Integration

I have two questions relating stochastic integration which perhaps could be answered together. First question: First of all, I don't really understand why we can't use Riemann-Stieltjes integration ...
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How can I use the Radon-Nikodym theorem to show that forward measure is indeed measure?

The following statements are taken from the Wikipedia page for forward measure. Let $$B(T)=\exp \left(\int _{0}^{T}r(u)\,du\right)$$ be the bank account or money market account numeraire and $...
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Covariance of logarithms of geometric Brownian motion

Suppose I have a Geometric Brownian Motion process, $$dX_t=\mu X_t dt + \sigma X_t dW_t$$ I'd like to find the covariance of $\log(X_t)$ and $\log(X_s)$ where $s<t$. We can write $\log(X_t)$ in ...
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Independence of increments of the stochastic process $\frac{1}{t}\int_0^t u dW_u $

Let $X_t$ be a stochastic process such that $$X_{t} =\frac{1}{t}\int_0^t u dW_u $$ I know that for $$Y_{t} =\int_0^t u dW_u$$ $Y_t-Y_s$ is independent of $Y_s$ where $t>s$. But is this also true ...
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Problem finding correct SDE for Stochastic Process

I am really struggling to come up with the correct SDE for the stochastic process: $Y(t) = a[Z(t)]^2$ where $Z(t)$ is a Brownian Motion. According to my Prof, the SDE is: $dY(t) = adt + 2aZ(t)dZt $...
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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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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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Why are quadratic variation and rough paths so important in quantitative finance?

I am new to quant finance - come from a mathematics background. I am starting stochastic calculus and have been particularly interested in some papers pathwise integration and rough calculus in ...
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Are the Ito's Lemma given in Mark Joshi's Concept and Practice in Mathematical Finance same as what I learn?

In Joshi's Concepts and Practice in Mathematical Finance, page $110,$ he stated the Ito's Lemma: Theorem $5.1$ (Ito's Lemma) Let $X_t$ be an Ito process satisfying $$dX_t = \mu(X_t,t)dt + \sigma(...
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Cumulative Integration with regard to Vasicek Model's Bond Price and its Forward Price

(My Question) Please show me how to compute the following expectation with its computation process. Besides, $B_t$ is S.B.M. $$E\left[ \exp \left( - \int^T_t \int^u_0 \sigma e^{-b(u-s)} d B_s du \...
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The Riccatti equation for The Cox-Ingerson-Ross Model

(My Question) I went through the calculations halfway, but I cannot find out how to calculate the following Riccatti equation. Please tell me how to calculate this The Riccatti equation with its ...
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$\beta = 1$: Simulation of SABR and whether a solution is *exact*

Quick question regarding the conditional distributions (SABR is just an example here) Consider $$dS_t = \sigma_tS_tdW_t$$ $$d\sigma_t = \alpha\sigma_tdV $$ $$dW_tdV_t=\rho dt$$ Hence a SABR process ...
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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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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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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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Why do we have zero drift when switching to a martingale measure?

I am told that this is a consequence of the Girsanov theorem, yet I do not see how it it is. Consider some standard model with $dS_i = \mu S_i dt + \sigma S_i dW^P$. Let $Q$ be an equivalent ...
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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 ...
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“Expectation” of a FX Forward

I have an FX process $X_t = X_0 \exp((r_d-r_f)t+ \sigma W_t)$. Now clearly $E[X_t] = F_{0,t}^X$. i.e. a forward contract of the process $X$ starting at time 0 and maturing at time $t$. What if I ...
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Integration in the Hull-White SDE

I'm stuck in solving the SDE in Hull-White interest rate model. I do not have a thorough background in math (only Real Analysis during my blissful undergrad years), so I am having trouble ...
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Second Moment of Stock Process

I have a stock process which I have decided to model as $$S_T=S_t\exp((r-q-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2)(T-t)+\sigma(W_T-Wt))-D_T$$ where $D_T$ is a cash dividend at time $T$. This dividend is known. I then ...
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Brownian motion. Solve stoc. integral by using Ito's lemma

I want to show that following statement is true by using Ito's lemma to solve stochastic integrals: I define the functions in Ito's model: a()=0, b()= (2wt-2)^2. f(t)=Integrate[(2wt-2)^2] Then df=(b^...

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