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### Martigale that maximizes its expected number of upcrossings/downcrossings

Let $T\ge 1$ be some fixed integer. Consider a discrete-time martingale $(X_t)_{t=0,1,\ldots, T}$ or a continous-time martingale $(X_t)_{0\le t\le T}$ (the latter can be continuous or cadlag if it ...
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### Stopping times for martingale

The nonnegative integer set is denoted by $\mathbb{Z}_+$. Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ be a complete probability space and $\{\mathcal{F}_{n}\}_{n\in{\mathbb{Z}_+}}$ be an increasing sequence ...
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### Is a Riccati BSDE explicitly solvable?

Let $W=\{W_t\}_{t\in[0;T]}$ be a real-valued Brownian motion, $\{F_t\}_{t\in [0;T]}$ the filtration generated by $W$, augmented with the nullsets, let $C\in (0;\infty)$ and $\{a_t\}_{t\in[0;T]}$ be a ...
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### If a process is periodic on average with mutually incommensurable periods, is the process a martingale?

Motivation: If a continuous function on the real line is periodic with periods $p_1, p_2 > 0$ such that $\frac{p_1}{p_2}$ is irrational, then the function is constant. Is there a probabilistic ...
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### If the moving average of a process is a martingale, is the process a martingale?

Problem set up: Let $\mathcal F_t$ be a filtration satisfying the usual conditions. Let $T > 0$ be a fixed real number, and define the filtration $\mathcal H_t := \mathcal F_{T + t}$. Suppose a ...
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### Weaker than martingale condition

Let $\mathcal{F}_n$ be a filtration and $S_n$ be a sequence such that $\mathbb{E}[S_n-S_{n-1}|\mathcal{F}_{n-2}]=0$ for all $n$. This condition is similar to the martingale condition but the ...
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### Moment generating function of a stopped process from Wald's identity

In an exercise I am asked to prove the following Wald's identities: let $S_n$ be a simple random walk and $T$ a stopping time. Then for all $\lambda \in \mathbb R,$  \mathbb E(e^{\lambda S_1}) = 1 \...
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### How can we use Martingales to identify an unknown particle?

Suppose there is a particle in a box. We are interested in identifying what type of particle it is, but are not allowed look inside the box. All we can do is observe the particles that are entering ...
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Assume a filtered probability space $(\Omega,\{\mathcal F_t\}_{t\in[0;T)}, \mathbb P)$ with an $\mathbb R^n$-valued Brownian motion $\{W_t\}_{t\in[0;T)}$ and the filtration \$\{\mathcal F_t\}_{t\in[0;T)...