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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. Moreover, note that \begin{align*} d(tW_t) = W_t dt + tdW_t. \end{align*} Therefore, \begin{align*} \int_0^t W_s ds &= tW_t -\int_0^t sdW_s \tag{1}\\ &= \...

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These are all examples on Ito Formula in its general form (with quadratic variations):

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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-continuous stochastic processes. Also, don't forget that you obtain many more stochastic processes as functions of a (time-changed) Brownian motion. In many books on ...

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In the integral $$\int_0^t S_u dW^{*}_u \, ,$$ $dW^{*}_u \equiv W^{*}_{u+du} - W^{*}_u$ is independent from the integrand $S_u$. So, $\mathbb{E}\left[ \int_0^t S_u dW^{*}_u\middle\vert \mathcal{F}_0\right] = \int_0^t \mathbb{E}\left[S_u \middle\vert \mathcal{F}_0\right]\mathbb{E}\left[dW^{*}_u\middle\vert \mathcal{F}_0\right] = 0$, since $\mathbb{E}\... 13 Baxter and Rennie say it better than me, so I will summarize them. Suppose that$N_t$is not stochastic and$f(.)$is a smooth function then the Taylor expansion is $$df(N_t) = f'(N_t)dN_t + \frac{1}{2}f''(N_t)(dN_t)^2 + \frac{1}{3!} f'''(N_t)(dN_t)^3 + \ldots$$ and the term$(dN_T)^2$and higher terms are zero. Ito showed that this is not the case in the ... 11 The convexity of the exponential function of the stochastic variable$W$makes its expectation greater than the exponentiation of the expectation of$W$. This is an example of Jensen's inequality,$E[e^{\sigma W}]> e^{\sigma E[W]}=1$.$\sigma$can be interpreted as the magnitude of the convexity of the exponential function. This can be seen by Taylor ... 11 I will try to answer this a bit differently. The rigorous answer: because Ito calculus tells us that we need the second order term. Look at $$S_t = S_0\exp(\mu t + \sigma B_t).$$ Assume that$S_0is known and fixed and look at by Ito's formula $$d(S_t/S_0) = \mu dt + \sigma B_t + \frac{\sigma^2}{2} dt.$$ Then with some abuse of notation: $$E[d(S_t/... 11 My understanding is because the Ito's integration definition keeps the martingale property. With Brownian motion W(t, \omega) defined, to define stochastic integration in a Riemann–Stieltjes style:$$\int_0^t f(t, \omega) d W(t, \omega) = \lim_{\| \Delta_n\| \to 0 } \sum_{i=1}^{n} f(\tau_i,\omega) \left ( W(t_i, \omega) - W(t_{i-1}, \omega) \right ) , ... 11 From (2), \begin{align*} \ln S_t &=\ln F_{t, t} \\ &= \ln F_{0, t}-\frac{1}{2}\int_0^t\sigma^2 e^{-2\lambda (t-s)}ds+\int_0^t \sigma e^{-\lambda(t-s)} dB_s\\ &=\ln F_{0, t}-\frac{\sigma^2}{4\lambda} \left(1-e^{-2\lambda t}\right)+e^{-\lambda t}\int_0^t \sigma e^{\lambda s} dB_s. \end{align*} Then, \begin{align*} \lambda e^{-\lambda t}\int_0^t \... 10 I think this question has no easy answer but I'll give it a shot anyway (beware: oversimplification ahead!). The main idea of the Malliavin calculus is to be able to differentiate stochastic processes like Brownian motion (or more general martingales with bounded quadratic variation), which are not differentiable in the traditional sense (because of their ... 10 For any s \geq t, note that \begin{align*} r_s = r_t + \sigma\int_t^s dW_u + \int_t^s \theta_u du. \end{align*} Then, \begin{align*} \int_t^T r_s ds &= (T-t)r_t + \sigma\int_t^T\int_t^s dW_u ds + \int_t^T \int_t^s\theta_u du ds\\ &=(T-t)r_t + \sigma\int_t^T\int_u^T ds\, dW_u +\int_t^T\int_u^T\theta_u ds du\\ &=(T-t)r_t + \sigma\int_t^T (T-u)... 10 Because you can hedge. Once you have delta hedged, the pay-off is symmetric about up and down moves so drift doesn't matter. Also the delta-hedged call and the delta hedged put have to have the same value since they have the same pay-off. (Put-call parity) Yet any argument that the call should be worth more because of drift says that the put should be ... 10 Quadratic variation and variance are two different concepts. Let X be an Ito process and t\geq 0. Variance of X_t is a deterministic quantity where as quadratic variation at time t that you denoted by [X,X]_t is a random variable. What is confusing you is the fact that when X is a martingale then X^2_t-[X,X]_t is a martingale thus you ... 10 It is, of course, possible to price such a contract in a no-arbitrage market. Indeed, if f is a sufficiently smooth function, then you can price all contracts paying f(S_T). Note that your specific payoff has no optionality and that the payoff may be negative. Bakshi and Madan (2000) discuss the economic meaning of a derivative paying \cos(S_T) in the ... 10 Let \begin{align*} Y_t = e^{(a+\frac{c^2}{2})t-cW_t}. \end{align*} Then \begin{align*} dY_t = Y_t\left[\big(a+c^2\big)dt -c dW_t \right]. \end{align*} Moreover, \begin{align*} d(X_tY_t) &= Y_t dX_t + X_t dY_t + d\langle X, Y\rangle_t\\ &=abY_tdt. \end{align*} That is, \begin{align*} X_t = Y_t^{-1}\left(X_0 + ab\int_0^t Y_sds\right). \end{align*} 9 In general, if you have a process that you can write under the form F(B_t,t) where F is \mathcal{C}^{2,1} then Itô's lemma gives you the drift term and diffusion term of dF. Then if the resulting SDE has a null drift (that's where Black Scholes PDE comes from), and you get a only local martingale. For it to be a proper martingale you can look at ... 9 The part where you say that\frac{dS_t}{S_t} = d\ln(S_t)$$is wrong, because S is a stochastic variable. This is exactly what Itô tells you with his formula that you apply right do compute your dZ. The difference comes from the quadratic variation of the process S which you express as (dS)^2. If you don't add this term when the variable are ... 9 In fact Ito and Stratonovich calculus are both mathematically equivalent. In the following paper you can e.g. see that both derivations lead to the same result, i.e. the Black-Scholes equation: Black-Scholes option pricing within Ito and Stratonovich conventions by J. Perello, J. M. Porra, M. Montero and J. Masoliver From the abstract: Options financial ... 9 Shreve's theorem also called "Girsanov II" indeed represents a special case of the general "Girsanov I" from Wiki above, with$$Y_t:=W_t,X_t:=-\int_0^t\Theta_udW_u$$We can show:$$[Y,X]=-\int_0^t\Theta_udu$$by using general Stochastic Calculus rules (e.g. p.37, 6.6 here):$$[Y,X]=[W_t,-\int_0^t\Theta_udW_u]=-\int_0^t\Theta_ud[W_u,W_u]=-\int_0^t\... 9 Just to add to the already nice answers, the result can also be obtained using the (stochastic) Fubini theorem. \begin{align} \int_0^t W_s ds &= \int_0^t \int_0^s dW_u\, ds \tag{W_s=\int_0^s dW_u$}\\ &= \int_0^t \int_u^t ds\,dW_u \tag{Fubini} \\ &= \int_0^t (t-u) dW_u \tag{$\int_u^t ds = t-u } \end{align} And we fall back on the same equation ... 9 Of course making money is always the key issue. That (not completely facetious) comment aside: On the practical side, in many firms IT is struggling with being clear, transparent, and intuitive in their handling of multiple curves and their associated risks. Stumbling over your own systems is an annoying way to lose money. These risks can be surprisingly ... 8 Okay so I'll take Jase answer and format it properly so that it answers your question and it will be useful for users in the future. For clarity, let me restate the dynamics of the Modified Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model using the more common notation: $$dS_t = \theta (\mu-S_t)dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$$ This blog post provides a closed form solution: $$S_t = S_0 \... 8 We know that (\tilde{W}_t) := (-W_t) is also a Wiener process so$$ E[W_pW_qW_r] = E[\tilde{W}_p\tilde{W}_q\tilde{W}_r] = (-1)^3E[W_pW_qW_r] and that implies that E[W_pW_qW_r] = 0. 8 Stochastics are usually applied in the field of derivatives pricing. In this setting the task is to price a derivative such that it fits into the landscape of tradable instruments (no-arbitrage). We work using the risk-neutral measure - usually denoted by Q. The measure is derived from other traded instruments. In risk analysis (e.g. calculate the VaR, ES ... 8 Here is a solution without using the PDE technique, which is preferred as we do not need to assume the affine form of a zero-coupon price from the start. we assume that, under the risk-neutral measure, \begin{align*} dr_t = (\theta(t)-a r_t) dt + \sigma dW_t, \end{align*} where a and \sigma are constants, a(t) is a deterministic function, and W_t is ... 8 A stochastic differential equation is nothing more than a short-hand notation for a corresponding integral equation. So the initial SDE you provided actually means \int_0^t d S_u = \int_0^t \mu(S_u, u) du + \int_0^t\sigma(S_u, u) dW_u\$ This is how the SDE is defined (see e.g. here). The reason is that you cannot differentiate a Brownian motion. It does ...

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