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### Stochastic integrals as honest martingales — exponential damping

We have a given positive martingale ρt, with the dynamics:
$$\textrm{d}\rho_t = \lambda_t \rho_t \textrm{d}W_t$$
where $W_t$ is a standard Brownian motion. Now we have an "exponentially dampened" ...

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**1**answer

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### Stochastic integrals as honest martingales — comparison criterion

We have a given positive martingale $\rho_t$, with the dynamics:
$$\textrm{d} \rho_t = \lambda_t \rho_t \textrm{d} W_t$$
where $W_t$ is a standard Brownian motion. Now we have a "dumped" process p_t:
...

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**1**answer

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### Positive martingale representation with jumps

I am looking for a martingale representation theorem for positive semimartingales. Using the answer to this question:
Martingale representation theorem for Levy processes
My best guess is (subject to ...

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**0**answers

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### Levy jump measure vs. Levy measure vs. sum of jumps

This question might be a bit basic, but I am struggling to understand the connection between various versions of the Ito's lemma for Levy processes (and semimartingales in general). Could someone ...

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**1**answer

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### Reachability for Markov process, continuous time

Let $X$ be a strong Markov process in the continuous time with a state space $\mathbb R^n$. Consider a reachability problem for this process, i.e.
$$
v(x):=\mathsf P_x(X_t\in A\text{ for some }0\leq ...

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**1**answer

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### Martingale representation theorem for Levy processes

Is there an equivalent of martingale representation theorem for Levy processes in some form? I believe there is no such theorem in generality, but maybe there are some specific cases?

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### Fractional Brownian motion and Laplacian

Having read this link on math stackexchange, I would like to submit to your wisdom the following questions.
Is it possible, mutatis mutandis, to repeat the same reasoning for a fractional Brownian ...

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**1**answer

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### Time-dependent Markov process: infinitesimal generator

If one talks about homogeneous Markov diffusion
$$
\mathrm dX_t = \mu(X_t)\mathrm dt+\sigma(X_t)\mathrm dw_t
$$
with $\mu,\sigma$ sufficiently differentiable and of appropriate dimensions, there is ...

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### Stochastic Integrals and Cauchy Variables

I hope there is a straighforward literature-pointer here.
If I were interested in $\sum_{t=1}^{n} f(t) X_{t}$, where $X_{t}$ consists of independent normal random variables, I could approximate the ...

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### law of iterated logrithm

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$ be a probability space, on which
$\mathcal{F}_t$ is filtration satisfying general conditions. $W_t$ is
a standard Brownian motion. By law of iterated logarithm, one has
...

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**1**answer

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### What does progressively measurable actually entail?

There is a definition that has always left nagging questions in my mind. To set it up, let $(\Omega, \cal{A}, (\cal{F}_t)_{t\geq 0}, P)$ be a filtered probability space. From Comets & Meyre's ...

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**1**answer

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### Karhunen–Loève approximation of Brownian motion and diffusions

The Karhunen–Loève theorem says that Brownian motion on the interval [0,1] can be represented as follows:
$W_t = \sum_{n=1}^\infty Z_n \frac{\sin((n-1/2)\pi t)}{(n-1/2)\pi},$
where $Z_n \sim ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Weierstrass' function and Brownian motion

Is there a known connection between Weierstrass' function
$W_\alpha (x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty b^{- n \alpha} \cos(b^n x)$
and Brownian motion? Specifically, when $\alpha = 1/2$, the Weierstrass ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

273 views

### Martingale part of the discontinuous put payoff

I need the martingale part of the put payoff (not $C^2$..). Where $S_t=exp(\sigma W_t -\frac{\sigma^2t}{2})$
$d[(S_t -K)^+ ]$ ??
I guess I need to use local times but how?

**1**

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**0**answers

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### Inverse Skorokhod Embedding Problem

The Skorokhod Embedding Problem is well known and has many documented solutions in the literature.
Now if we are given a Brownian stochastic basis (satisfying usual hypothesis), a diffusion $X_t$ ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### infimum of a set of stopping times

Let $(Y^a: a\in \Lambda)$ be a set of random processes given by
$$Y^a(s) = \int_0^s \sigma^a(r) dW(r)$$
where $W$ is Brownian motion w.r.t. filtered probability space
$(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P, ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Local continuous martingale

Hi,
This is a relatively simple result with a simple proof. However, there are 2 things I don't understand:
Why is M a brownian motion?
How is I calculated ("Thus, we get...")?
Any insight would ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

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### The only continuous martingales with stationary increments are Brownian motions

Hi,
I know that the above statement is true, but I can't demonstrate it.
It's a pretty powerful theorem, here is its mathematical formulation:
Theorem: The only continuous martingales with ...

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**1**answer

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### Martingales in both discrete and continuous setting

I am wondering, polynomials like
$S_n^4-6n S_n^2+3n^2+2n$ for $$S_n=\sum_{i=1}^n{X_i}$$ where $$\mathbb{P}(X_i=1)=\mathbb{P}(X_i=-1)=\frac{1}{2}$$ is a martingale (under the conventional filtration). ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

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### General question about Stochastic analysis [closed]

Dear all,
I'm wondering which university is a good choice for grad school in the field of stochastic analysis, more specifically, stochastic evolution equations.
Well, I know this is not a strict ...

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**1**answer

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### Exact simulation of SDE

Consider a one dimensional SDE of the form $dX_t = \mu(X_t) dt + \sigma dW_t$, where $\sigma>0$ is a constant. Under mild regularity assumptions on $\mu(\cdot)$, one can exactly simulate ...

**4**

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**1**answer

360 views

### Time-integral of a smooth, vector-valued function of a planar Brownian bridge

I'm looking for information on how to compute the distribution of the random vector
$$Z = \int_0^t f(B_s) ds$$
where $t>0$ is fixed, $B_s$ is a 2D Brownian bridge with $B_0 = 0$, $B_t=b \in ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

472 views

### square root processes with correlated deriving Brownian motion

$$dX = \kappa_x (\theta_x - X)dt + \sigma_x \sqrt{X} \,dW_x$$
$$dY = \kappa_y (\theta_y - Y)dt + \sigma_y \sqrt{Y} \,dW_y$$
$$dW_x dW_y = \rho\, dt$$
we know that $X$ and $Y$ are marginally ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

338 views

### Homogeneous linear stochastic DE with noncommuting coefficients

The system I am studying can be reduced to a Stratonovich vector
stochastic differential equation
$dX = A X \; dt + \sum B_k X \circ dW_k$
with $W_k$, $k=1..m$ the Brownian motion in $m$ dimensions, ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

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### Change of measure Markov process

We begin with example. For the Poisson process with an intensity $\lambda_1$ there is an equivalent change of measure which makes it intensity to $\lambda_2$.
I would like to find the conditions ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### comparing diffusions

Consider a probability distribution $\pi$ on the real axis that has a density (w.r.t Lebesgue) proportional to $e^{-V(x)}$, where $V(\cdot)$ is a potential function. For any reasonable volatility ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Has anyone found a way to determine the invariant measure of a one-dimensional jump-diffusion?

I am working with a jump-diffusion on the unit interval, with absorbing endpoints, and I was hoping someone has found a way to determine the invariant measure, similar to that of an Ito process.

**6**

votes

**1**answer

537 views

### Change of space-time in Walsh's stochastic integral

One can read about Walsh's construction of martingale integral in the paper (pp.16-23)
www.math.utah.edu/~davar/ps-pdf-files/SPDEBookDK.pdf
For $U,V\in \mathcal{B}(\mathbb{R}\times \mathbb{R}^+), ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Stochastic Optimal Control - Maximizing convex terminal costs

The theory of stochastic optimal control deals with the following problem:
Find $\quad\sup\limits_{u} \; \mathrm E[g(X^{(u,x)}_T)]$
where $X^{(u,x)}_t$ solves the following controlled SDE:
...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

497 views

### Results for Hitting Times of (Not Stationary) Ito Processes

Let $W_t$ denote the Wiener process and let
$$
dX_t = a(t, X_t) dt + b(t, X_t) dW_t
$$
be an one dimensional Ito SDE (stochastic differential equation, see Ito stochastic calculus).
A hitting time ...

**6**

votes

**3**answers

603 views

### A simple decomposition for fractional Brownian motion with parameter $H<1/2$

Background
Let $X = \{X(t):t \geq 0\}$ be a (standard, real-valued) fractional Brownian motion (fBm) with parameter $H \in (0,1)$, i.e., a continuous centered Gaussian process with covariance ...

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votes

**1**answer

277 views

### When is it possible to construct a joint law from its two-dimensional marginals?

My question is much more specific than the title:
Given a symmetric
distribution $\Xi$ on $\mathbb R^2$, when is it possible to construct a sequence $\xi_1,\xi_2,\dots$ of random variables such ...

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**3**answers

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### Do convex and decreasing functions preserve the semimartingale property?

Some time ago I spent a lot of effort trying to show that the semimartingale property is preserved by certain functions. Specifically, that a convex function of a semimartingale and decreasing ...

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vote

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### Expectation of time integral of Wiener process

I am trying to calculate $E(\int_0^T {W_s ds})$, where $W_s$ is a standard Brownian motion.
Now two approaches I can think of:
1) Take a partition of $[0,T]$. Calculate $E(\sum {W_{t_i}(t_{i+1} - ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Brownian Motion Winding Number

Take a simple random walk $\gamma$ in the complex plane conditioned to start at point $a$ and end at point $b$. For this random walk, we can define the winding number $W_\gamma(a,b)$ around $b$ in the ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

722 views

### Need help understanding Mandelbrot and Van Ness Fractional Brownian Motion

I need help understanding the Mandelbot and Van Ness' definition of Fractional Brownian motion
$
B_H( t , \omega ) - B_H( 0 , \omega ) = \frac{1}{\Gamma(H + \frac{1}{2})} \left\( \int_{-\infty}^0 ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Stieltjes integrals of predictable processes

I am looking for a direct proof of the fact that, roughly speaking, if $S=S_0+A+M$ is an $L^2$ semimartingale, and $M$ (the martingale part) has the martingale representation property, then for any ...

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**4**answers

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### Wiener process related counterexample

The Wiener process is defined by the three properties:
1. $W(0) = 0$,
2. $W(t)$ is almost surely continuous, and
3. $W(t)$ has independent increments with $W(t) - W(s) \sim N(0, t-s)$ (for $0 ≤ s ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Characterizing polyhedron from Brownian particle collisions with a boundary

Please imagine that we have an ordinary 2-sphere, of radius $r_{sphere}$, and some three-dimensional polygon that has all of its points fixed at positions strictly internal to the sphere's surface. ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Relation between regularities of the trajectory of a mean zero gaussian process and its covariance operator

Let $\xi_t$ be a zero-mean gaussian process on $[0,1]$ with covariance operator $C$.
I would like to better understand the relation between the covariance operator and the regularity of the ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

636 views

### Taylor expansion to show that for Stratonovich stochastic calculus the chain rule takes the form of the classical one

As nobody seems to be able to give any kind of answer to that problem over there at math.stackexchange I post this question here:
How can I show with a heuristic argument based on a Taylor expansion ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Change of Time in Stochastic Integral

Hi everyone,
Let's be given $I(0,t)$ a Stochastic Integral with respect to a local martingale $ M_t$ of the form :
$I(0,t)=\int_0^t h(s_-)dM_s$ with $h\in L(M)$ (for example $h$ is an adapted ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Density of Dolean exponentials in L2 and Wiener Measure

Assume that W is the classical Wiener space C([0,1],R) note $\mu$ the Wiener measure, and denote by $\mu_s$ the image of $\mu$ under the maping $T: W ->W$ such that$ T(w)= \sqrt(s) w$ . Denote by ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Continuity in intial state of Brownian Motion

$ B = (B_t, \mathcal{F}_t; t\ge 0 ) $ is a 1-d Brownian family on a
measurable space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F})$ with a family of probability
measures $\{\mathbb{P}^x\}$, i.e. $\mathbb{P}^x(B_0
= x) = 1$, ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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### Distribution of running maximum of a local martingale

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb{P}, \mathcal{F}_t)$ be a given
probability space with usual conditions, on which $W$ is a standard
Brownian motion. For $x \ge 0$, consider
$$X(t) = x + \int_0^t ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

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### Approximation of the law of a stochastic process

Hello Dear fellows,
I thank you in advance for your help and ideas.
I have just read an article and want you to help me understand the rational behind a part of it.
We have two processes $v_t$ and ...

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**9**answers

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### Intuition and/or visualisation of Ito integral/Ito's lemma

Riemann-sums can e.g. be very intuitively visualized by rectangles that approximate the area under the curve.
See e.g. Wikipedia:Riemann sum
The Ito integral has due to the unbounded total variation ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Is the truncated Brownian motion of the class DL?

Let $W$ be a standard Brownian motion under given probability space.
For a given constant $a$, $W^a$ is a truncated Brownian motion by stopping time
$T^a = \inf(t>0:W(t) = a)$. That is, $W^a(t) = ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Finding jump probabilities from mean-occupancy values for positions on a one-dimensional random walk

Please imagine a discrete random walk on a one-dimensional lattice. The lattice consists of a set of $L$ positions, $(x_0, x_1, ..., x_L) \in L$, where $x_0$ is the initial position of the walk (as ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Examples of deterministic processes of quadratic variation which are of unbounded variation

In [Föllmer 81] (English translation to be found here) writes: "The class of processes of quadratic variation is clearly larger than the class of semimartingales: Just consider a deterministic process ...