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## Hot answers tagged brownian-motion

### Integral of Brownian motion w.r.t. time

This type of integral has appeared so many times and in so many places; for example, here, here and here. Basically, for each sample $\omega$, we can treat $\int_0^t W_s ds$ as a Riemann integral. ...
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### Finding distribution of $\int_0 ^T uW_u du$

Using the Ito Formula The general approach that often works for these kinds of question is to search for functions such that their Ito differential contains the terms that we are interested in. In ...
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### Processes used in quant finance

Here is a short list (to be edited and improved - community wiki) : Standard brownian motion (also called Wiener process) for which: $d\, W_t \sim \mathcal N(0, \sqrt{d t})$ Geometric brownian ...
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### Why is Brownian motion useful in finance?

Brownian motion is simply the limit of a scaled (discrete-time) random walk and thus a natural candidate to use. It is very intuitive and arguably one of the simplest and best understood time-...
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### Expectation of exponential of 3 correlated Brownian Motion

You need to rotate them so we can find some orthogonal axes. A simple way to think about this is by remembering that we can decompose the second of two brownian motions into a sum of the first ...
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### Expectation of exponential of 3 correlated Brownian Motion

Besides @StackG's splendid answer, I would like to offer an answer that is based on the notion that the multivariate Brownian motion is of course multivariate normally distributed, and on its moment ...
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### Why should we expect geometric Brownian motion to model asset prices?

To provide a straight forward answer: It is not a good model. It never was, it never will be. Until we all do not come up with a better model that provides better modeling accuracy while it is equally ...
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### Two correlated brownian motions

First you need to correct the formula to: $$W_t^2 = \rho W_t^1 + \sqrt{1-\rho^2} Z_t,$$ where $Z_t$ is a BM independent of $W_t^1$ If you calculate the variance and the covariance, then you see ...
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### Is it really possible to create a robust algorithmic trading strategy for intraday trading?

Such a complex question... Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) will not typically work to aid one finding strategies based on technicals, as the pursuit of the technical trader is to find market ...
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### Mathematical proof of $g = \mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{2}$ relationship between CAGR and average returns

Here is a straightforward derivation of this approximate relationship for a discrete sample of returns that does not require specifying an underlying probability distribution or a continuous ...
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### Why is Brownian motion useful in finance?

Physical objects move according to simple smooth curves that can be represented by low order polynomials: a straight line, a parabola, an ellipse, etc. Financial market prices move in a completely ...
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### More questions about integral of Brownian Motion w.r.t time

It is indeed Riemann integrable, so you don't need stochastic integration. For a given path, you can interpret the integral in the Riemann sense. For a given t, the paths are random, so it is a random ...
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### More questions about integral of Brownian Motion w.r.t time

As usual with those kind of integrals, another way to reach the result is to: Express $W_s$ in integral form as $\int_0^s dW_u$ Use Fubini theorem to change the integration bounds of the resulting ...
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### 2 Ito processes - $d(X_{t} + X^{'}_{t})^2 = (Y_t + Y^{'}_{t})^2 dt$ why it is true?

$X_t$ being a stochastic process, one cannot use ordinary calculus to express the differential of a (sufficiently well-behaved) function $f$ of $t$ and $X_t$. Instead one should turn to Itô's lemma, ...
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### How are Brownian Bridges used in derivatives pricing in practice?

Yes, the term Brownian Bridge seems to be used loosely. I assume you are talking about continuously monitored barriers by the way, since you mention the probability of the barrier being crossed in ...
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