Stochastic calculus provides a consistent theory of integration for stochastic processes and is used to model random systems. Its applications range from statistical physics to quantitative finance.

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Example of progressively measurable process that is not predictable

Is there an example of progressively measurable process that is not predictable? This question is motivated by Revuz-Yor, Continuous Martingales and Brownian Motion http://www.springer.com/gb/book/...
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Malliavin Calculus: directional derivatives of cylinder functions exist in what sense?

Denote by $P_0(\mathbb{R}^d)$ the sets of continuous paths over $[0,1]$ started at $x=0$ with values in $\mathbb{R}^d$, we equip this space with the sup-norm and make it into a probability space by ...
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Geometric Characterization of Martingales

Recently I've read a paraphrasing from Ito saying that he sometimes thinks of martingales as Geodesics in a very large dimensional manifold. My question is, is there any research studying this idea? ...
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Full version of Soucaliuc's research announcement “Réflexion entre deux diffusions conjuguées”

Florin Soucaliuc published the following research announcement in 2002 containing some results from his thesis on reflected diffusion processes: [1] F. Soucaliuc, Réflexion entre deux diffusions ...
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Weak existence for modified Tanaka SDE

Tanaka's theorem (wikipedia) implies that $X_t = |B_t|$ is a weak solution to the SDE $dX_t = dW_t + dL_t^0(X_t)$, where $W_t$ is a Brownian motion and $L_t^0(X_t)$ is the local time of $X_t$ at $0$....
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Expected value of product of Ito integrals

Assume that we have a process $F(t,T)$ that fulfills the following SDE. $$ dF(t,T) = \sigma(t,T)F(t,T)dW(t) $$ where $t$ is the running time and $T>t$ is called the delivery-time. $\sigma(t,T)$ is ...
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using Feynman-Kac formula

I've been learning about Feynman-Kac recently and I understand the underlying ideas. I am stuck however in actually computing explicit solutions for specific problems. For example, suppose I have the ...
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Differentiability of value function

Suppose $X$ is a process given by - $dX_t = db_t$ where $b_t$ is a standard Brownian motion with its filtration $(\mathcal{F}_t)$. Suppose an agent earns a payoff given by $V(x) = \mathbb{E} [\...
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Onsager-Machlup function for special matrix-valued diffusion process

Potentially useful background info For standard vector-valued diffusion processes the following result is well-known: Suppose we have a diffusion $X_{t}$ on $\mathbb{R}^{m}$ given by \begin{align*} ...
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Intuition about Skorohod integral

I'm teaching myself Malliavin calculus and Skorohod integrals and with this kind of math I find myself following the logic through but lacking solid intuition about what is going on. In particular ...
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What is the derivative of this integral?

I have asked this question here http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1536018/how-to-find-derivative-of-this-intergral but still has no response. Might I ask it here ? Let $\alpha(t)\in\{0,1\}: ...
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Change of variable for integration with respect to Haar measure

I know how to estimate the integral* (see the update) \begin{gather} \int f(Ub)d\mu(U), \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ [2] \end{gather} where $f:S^{n-1}(\...
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European call option pricing under mean reverting stock return

Consider the stock price process satisfies the following SDE: $dS_t=\mu_t S_tdt + \sigma S_t dW_t , S_0=s $ and the mean return $\mu_t$ satisfies the following SDE: $d\mu_t=(a-\mu_t)dt +dB_t, \...
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Non-existence for a sort of probability measures

We suppose $X$ solves our SDE $dX_{t}=-X_{t}dt+dW_{t}$ for $t\geq0$ with initial condition $X_{0}=0$ w.r.t to our measure $P$ on $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$. $W_{t}$ is standard Wiener. This solution is ...
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Compactness of cadlag martingales w.r.t. to the point-wise topology

Given a sequence of cadlag (right-continuous with left limits) martingales $X^n=(X^n_t)_{0\le t\le 1}$, we may use the well known criteria to determine whether it is weakly convergent, i.e. subtract a ...
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Expectation, exponential of an additive functional of Brownian motion

I have a question about an additive functional of Brownian motion. Let $d \in \mathbb{N}$. Let $b:\mathbb{R}^{d}\to \mathbb{R}$ be a measurable function and $(X_{t})_{t \in [0,\infty[}$ be a $d$-...
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Hitting time of a stochastically continuous process [closed]

Suppose $X$ is 1-d stochastically continuous process with $X(0) = 0$, i.e. $X_s \to X_t$ in probability as $s\to t$ for all $t\ge 0$. Let $\tau = \inf\{t>0: |X_t|>1\}$. [Q.] Is $\tau>0$ ...
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A question about Skorokhod embedding problem

The Skorokhod Embedding Problem is well known and has many solutions. Now let $B=(B_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion and $\tau$ be an embedding to the centered distribution $\mu$, i.e. the ...
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Generalized Ito's lemma

I have the following quantity: $$ g(t)=(f(t))^{M_{t}}, $$ where $M_{t}$ is a jump process which is neither Markovian nor Levy, and $f(t)$ is a positive, increasing but limited, right-continuous ...
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Modify exponential family representation to a semimartingale

Given a filtered space $(\Omega, F,\mathcal{F}_{t})$ with rightcontinous filtration. We have a class of probability measures $P=\{P_{\theta}:\theta \in \Theta\}$ definied on the filtered space. We ...
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Brownian motion in $n$ dimensions

Consider a particle starting at the origin in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and undergoing Brownian motion. Is there an expression known for the probability of the particle hitting the sphere $S^{n - 1}_r = \{x \in \...
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skorokhod integral as Weak Integral

Is it possible to express the skorokhod integral on a Banach space $B$ as a special case of the weak (or Pettis) integral over an appropriate Banach space $E$? For example if $E$ is the space of ...
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Markov-semigroup sobolev inequality

I have a question about the following definition: A probability measure $\mu$, such that the Markov semi-group $e^{Lt} \in L(L^2)$ exists and is symmetric, satisfies the Sobolev inequality iff for ...
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Law of motion when initial condition is perturbed

We know how to find the law of motion (Ito process) of the value function: $$V_t(x)=E\Big{[}\int^{T}_te^{-r (s-t)}f(s,X_s)ds+e^{-r (T-t)}g(T, X_{T})|\mathcal{F}_t\Big{]}$$ such that $$dX_t=\mu(t,X_t)...
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Continuity of expected payoff from a diffusion

Fix a discount rate $r>0$, and let $m,v,f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be bounded measurable functions of locally bounded variation, with $v$ globally bounded below by some strictly positive ...
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Time Change of a Brownian motion

We know that for if $X$ is a stochastic integral of the form below - $X_t = \int_0^t v(s,\omega) db(s,\omega)$. then we can use time change formula to claim that $X_t = W_{\alpha(t)}$ where $W$ is ...
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strong law of large number for semimartingale

I just want to know if for semimartingale X we have $\lim_{t \rightarrow \infty} \frac{X_{t}}{<X>_{t}}=0$ or when it is possible. i know it is true for brownian motion. Thanks
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Compute the Gibbs energy

I have a question about Gibbs distribution in Stochastic theory. In which, it defined a clique as a a subset $C$ in the whole image $\Omega$ if two different element of $C$ are neighbors. Figure 2 ...
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'Nonclassical' abstract Wiener space

Is it possible to construct an abstract Wiener space $(W,H,\mu)$ such that $C^{0,\frac{1}{2}}(\Omega)\subset H$ and $W$ is a normed function space such that the convergence in norm implies convergence ...
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integrability of Brownian motion stopped at some stopping time

Let $B=(B_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion starting at zero and denote by $S=(S_t)_{t\ge 0}$ its running maximum, i.e. $S_t=\sup_{0\le s\le t}B_s$. Given a fixed number $p>1$, define the ...
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About the boundary conditions of the Black-Scholes-Merton PDE [closed]

I have a question about the solution of the Black-Scholes PDE for the European call option when I read the book Stochastic Calculus for Finance II of Steven E.Shreve. Let $c(t,x)$ be the value of the ...
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Systems of stochastic differential equations with non-Lipschitz coefficients

I am looking for references to any literature which might consider the existence / behavior / regularity of solutions to systems of stochastic differential equations with non-Lipschitz coefficients. ...
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Existence of martingales given some constraint on laws

Let $X=(X)_{0\le t\le 1}$ be a continuous martingale starting at $0$, then denote by $\mu$ and $\nu$ the probability laws of $\int_0^1X_t \mathrm{d}t$ and $X_1$. Then it is easy to see that the couple ...
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Proof of Linear Stochastic Sate-Space Model is Gaussian Process

I would like to prove that the vector-linear stochastic state space model $$ \dot{x}(t)=A(t)x(t)+B(t)u(t)+G(t)q(t) \\ y(t)=C(t)x(t)+D(t)u(t)+F(t)r(t) $$ corresponds to a particular multi-output ...
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The existence of stationary measures for certain Markov process

My question is that:For a discrete-time random process $\{x_{t}\}_{t=1}^{\infty}$ and $x_{t} \in \Omega$ where $\Omega$ is a general state space(If $\Omega$ is a discrete space, it is a discrete-time ...
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Definition of Ito Integral

In Karatzas and Shreve, the integral for Bounded Progressively measurable processes is defined first. Then, for Bounded measurable and adapted processes ($f(t,\omega)$), the authors say that there ...
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Proof of no bound for stochastic integral

I have Ito integral $X=\int_0^T f(t) dW(t)$ and I would like to proof that $P(X>K)>0$ for all $K$ provided $f(t) > \epsilon > 0$. My idea was $\int_0^T f(t) dW(t) \sim \int_0^T \epsilon dW(...
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Asymptotics of Variable Drift Ornstein–Uhlenbeck Process

The Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process is defined as the stochastic process that solves the following SDE: $dx_t = \theta (\mu-x_t)\,dt + \sigma\, dW_t$ where $\theta>0$, $\mu$ and $\sigma>0$ are ...
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Deriving HJB equation (why $\frac{dZ_t}{dt}=0$?)

I am trying to derive the HJB equation in a stochastic setting. Let me exemplify my problem with the simplest case where there is no control, just one state variable. Assume the payoff is given by $$ ...
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Strong Markov Property of the joint process $(B_t,L_t)_{t\ge 0}$

Let $B=(B_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a Brownian motion and $L=(L_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be its local time in zero. Given two strictly increasing functions $\phi_1$, $\phi_2: \mathbb R_+\to\mathbb R$ such that $\phi_1(0)=\...
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Joint law of a standard Brownian motion and its local time at a nonzero level

Let $B_t$ be the standard Brownian motion and $L_t^a$ be the local time at level $a$. It is known that the joint-density of $(L_t^0,B_t)$ is $$ P\left(B_t\in d y, L_t^0\in d v\right) = \frac{|y|+v}{\...
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Recursive parameter estimation for partially observed Ito SDEs

I'm trying to get my head around online (recursive) maximum-likelihood parameter estimation in the language of stochastic processes and in the context of stochastic filtering, i.e. where we have a ...
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Stochastic differential equation associated with an optimal control problem

We know how to find the stochastic differential equation (Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, HJB) of the control problem where a process $X_t$ is controlled up until it is stopped at a stopping time $\...
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Question about the characteristics of semimartingales

Let $D=D([0,1,R)$ be the space of cadlag (right-continuous with left limits) functions defined on [0,1] and $X:=(X_t)_{t\in [0,1]}$ be the canonical process on $D$, i.e. $X_t(x)=x(t)$ for all $x\in D$....
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Quadratic variation and predictable quadratic variation for martingales

Let $(M_{t})_{0\le t\le 1}$ be a continuous martingale with respect to the filtration $(\mathcal{F}_{t})_{0\le t\le 1}$. Assume that $E M_1^2<\infty$. Fix $N$ and consider now a discrete version ...
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SDEs: Bounding the variance of a solution

I've been thinking about something that would seem intuitive, but I haven't really been able to dig a direct answer to. This is a rough draft of it. Let $$X_t = \mu_{X,t} \mathrm{d}t + \sigma_{X,t} \...
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Average Value of Area Closed by Brownian Motion

Two dimensional brownian motion will intersect its own path infinitly many times. What is the average value of area, closed by curve during an intersection in brownian motion?
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Squaring random Schwartz distributions

Let $\mu$ denote the centered Gaussian measure on $S'(\mathbb{R}^d)$ with covariance $$ \mathbb{E} [\phi(f)\phi(g)]=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d} \frac{\overline{\widehat{f}(\xi)} \widehat{g}(\xi)}{|\xi|^{d-2[\...
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Existence of strong solution to SDEs with non-Lipschitzian drift

Consider the SDE: $$dX_t=b(X_t)dt+dW_t\quad X_0=x$$ If $b$ is bounded Borel function, using Zvonkin's Transform, one can prove there exists a unique strong solution. I want to know if we assume $b$ ...
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$\lim_{t\rightarrow 0}P\left(X_t >0\right)=\frac 1 2$ for continuous semimartingales?

I am trying to prove the following Lemma, which seems intuitive, but I still have doubts: Lemma Given a Brownian motion $\{W_t,\mathcal F_t:0\le t \le1\}$, two bounded processes, $\mu$ and $\sigma$, ...