Elementary Stochastic Calculus with Finance in View

Author: Thomas Mikosch
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810235437
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Modelling with the Ito integral or stochastic differential equations has become increasingly important in various applied fields, including physics, biology, chemistry and finance. However, stochastic calculus is based on a deep mathematical theory. This book is suitable for the reader without a deep mathematical background. It gives an elementary introduction to that area of probability theory, without burdening the reader with a great deal of measure theory. Applications are taken from stochastic finance. In particular, the Black -- Scholes option pricing formula is derived. The book can serve as a text for a course on stochastic calculus for non-mathematicians or as elementary reading material for anyone who wants to learn about Ito calculus and/or stochastic finance.

Elementary Stochastic Calculus with Finance in View

Author: Thomas Mikosch
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813105291
Format: PDF, Docs
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Modelling with the Itô integral or stochastic differential equations has become increasingly important in various applied fields, including physics, biology, chemistry and finance. However, stochastic calculus is based on a deep mathematical theory. This book is suitable for the reader without a deep mathematical background. It gives an elementary introduction to that area of probability theory, without burdening the reader with a great deal of measure theory. Applications are taken from stochastic finance. In particular, the Black-Scholes option pricing formula is derived. The book can serve as a text for a course on stochastic calculus for non-mathematicians or as elementary reading material for anyone who wants to learn about Itô calculus and/or stochastic finance.

Essentials of Stochastic Finance

Author: Albert N Shiryaev
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814495662
Format: PDF
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This important book provides information necessary for those dealing with stochastic calculus and pricing in the models of financial markets operating under uncertainty; introduces the reader to the main concepts, notions and results of stochastic financial mathematics; and develops applications of these results to various kinds of calculations required in financial engineering. It also answers the requests of teachers of financial mathematics and engineering by making a bias towards probabilistic and statistical ideas and the methods of stochastic calculus in the analysis of market risks. Contents:Facts. Models:Main Concepts, Structures, and Instruments. Aims and Problems of Financial Theory and Financial EngineeringStochastic Models. Discrete TimeStochastic Models. Continuous TimeStatistical Analysis of Financial DataTheory:Theory of Arbitrage in Stochastic Financial Models. Discrete TimeTheory of Pricing in Stochastic Financial Models. Discrete TimeTheory of Arbitrage in Stochastic Financial Models. Continuous TimeTheory of Pricing in Stochastic Financial Models. Continuous Time Readership: Undergraduates and researchers in probability and statistics; applied, pure and financial mathematics; economics; chaos. Keywords:Stochastic Finance;Financial Theory;Financial Engineering;Financial MathematicsReviews: “This is a remarkable text, containing a huge amount of interesting material on modern stochastic finance. Especially the young (novice) researcher in the field will find it a very useful basis of results essential for further research. The set of references is impressive and the level of writing is clear and pedagogically sound … a much more in-depth treatment of a very wide and encompassing range of stochastic models is given. In summary: a text to be recommended warmly.” International Statistical Institute “It is a very comprehensive survey of the results from the theories of stochastic processes, time series and related statistical procedures relevant to finance applications. It also develops classical pricing models and results. It is written in a very lively style, in which the author effortlessly jumps from abstract mathematical frameworks to interesting historical remarks.” Mathematical Reviews “The author's choice of material is outstanding and well worth the time and effort it will require to get through … For anyone interested or working in the field and who have a good mathematical background, this book will be a valuable resource and a rich and stimulating source of intellectual pleasure.” Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis “… as an encyclopedia of results and methods for financial analysis it is very impressive and certainly very useful as well.” Mathematics Abstracts

Stochastic Differential Equations

Author: Bernt Oksendal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662130505
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These notes are based on a postgraduate course I gave on stochastic differential equations at Edinburgh University in the spring 1982. No previous knowledge about the subject was assumed, but the presen tation is based on some background in measure theory. There are several reasons why one should learn more about stochastic differential equations: They have a wide range of applica tions outside mathematics, there are many fruitful connections to other mathematical disciplines and the subject has a rapidly develop ing life of its own as a fascinating research field with many interesting unanswered questions. Unfortunately most of the literature about stochastic differential equations seems to place so much emphasis on rigor and complete ness that is scares many nonexperts away. These notes are an attempt to approach the subject from the nonexpert point of view: Not knowing anything (except rumours, maybe) about a subject to start with, what would I like to know first of all? My answer would be: 1) In what situations does the subject arise? 2) What are its essential features? 3) What are the applications and the connections to other fields? I would not be so interested in the proof of the most general case, but rather in an easier proof of a special case, which may give just as much of the basic idea in the argument. And I would be willing to believe some basic results without proof (at first stage, anyway) in order to have time for some more basic applications.

Introduction to Stochastic Calculus for Finance

Author: Dieter Sondermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540348379
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although there are many textbooks on stochastic calculus applied to finance, this volume earns its place with a pedagogical approach. The text presents a quick (but by no means "dirty") road to the tools required for advanced finance in continuous time, including option pricing by martingale methods, term structure models in a HJM-framework and the Libor market model. The reader should be familiar with elementary real analysis and basic probability theory.

Brownian Motion Calculus

Author: Ubbo F. Wiersema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470021713
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Brownian Motion Calculus presents the basics of Stochastic Calculus with a focus on the valuation of financial derivatives. It is intended as an accessible introduction to the technical literature. A clear distinction has been made between the mathematics that is convenient for a first introduction, and the more rigorous underpinnings which are best studied from the selected technical references. The inclusion of fully worked out exercises makes the book attractive for self study. Standard probability theory and ordinary calculus are the prerequisites. Summary slides for revision and teaching can be found on the book website.

Financial Calculus

Author: Martin Baxter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139643274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The rewards and dangers of speculating in the modern financial markets have come to the fore in recent times with the collapse of banks and bankruptcies of public corporations as a direct result of ill-judged investment. At the same time, individuals are paid huge sums to use their mathematical skills to make well-judged investment decisions. Here now is the first rigorous and accessible account of the mathematics behind the pricing, construction and hedging of derivative securities. Key concepts such as martingales, change of measure, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model are described with mathematical precision in a style tailored for market practitioners. Starting from discrete-time hedging on binary trees, continuous-time stock models (including Black-Scholes) are developed. Practicalities are stressed, including examples from stock, currency and interest rate markets, all accompanied by graphical illustrations with realistic data. A full glossary of probabilistic and financial terms is provided. This unique book will be an essential purchase for market practitioners, quantitative analysts, and derivatives traders.

Stochastic Calculus

Author: Mircea Grigoriu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817682287
Format: PDF, ePub
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Algebraic, differential, and integral equations are used in the applied sciences, en gineering, economics, and the social sciences to characterize the current state of a physical, economic, or social system and forecast its evolution in time. Generally, the coefficients of and/or the input to these equations are not precisely known be cause of insufficient information, limited understanding of some underlying phe nomena, and inherent randonmess. For example, the orientation of the atomic lattice in the grains of a polycrystal varies randomly from grain to grain, the spa tial distribution of a phase of a composite material is not known precisely for a particular specimen, bone properties needed to develop reliable artificial joints vary significantly with individual and age, forces acting on a plane from takeoff to landing depend in a complex manner on the environmental conditions and flight pattern, and stock prices and their evolution in time depend on a large number of factors that cannot be described by deterministic models. Problems that can be defined by algebraic, differential, and integral equations with random coefficients and/or input are referred to as stochastic problems. The main objective of this book is the solution of stochastic problems, that is, the determination of the probability law, moments, and/or other probabilistic properties of the state of a physical, economic, or social system. It is assumed that the operators and inputs defining a stochastic problem are specified.

Introductory Stochastic Analysis for Finance and Insurance

Author: X. Sheldon Lin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471793205
Format: PDF, ePub
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Incorporates the many tools needed for modeling and pricing in finance and insurance Introductory Stochastic Analysis for Finance and Insurance introduces readers to the topics needed to master and use basic stochastic analysis techniques for mathematical finance. The author presents the theories of stochastic processes and stochastic calculus and provides the necessary tools for modeling and pricing in finance and insurance. Practical in focus, the book's emphasis is on application, intuition, and computation, rather than theory. Consequently, the text is of interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in these areas. While the text is self-contained, an introductory course in probability theory is beneficial to prospective readers. This book evolved from the author's experience as an instructor and has been thoroughly classroom-tested. Following an introduction, the author sets forth the fundamental information and tools needed by researchers and practitioners working in the financial and insurance industries: * Overview of Probability Theory * Discrete-Time stochastic processes * Continuous-time stochastic processes * Stochastic calculus: basic topics The final two chapters, Stochastic Calculus: Advanced Topics and Applications in Insurance, are devoted to more advanced topics. Readers learn the Feynman-Kac formula, the Girsanov's theorem, and complex barrier hitting times distributions. Finally, readers discover how stochastic analysis and principles are applied in practice through two insurance examples: valuation of equity-linked annuities under a stochastic interest rate environment and calculation of reserves for universal life insurance. Throughout the text, figures and tables are used to help simplify complex theory and pro-cesses. An extensive bibliography opens up additional avenues of research to specialized topics. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, this text is recommended for one-semester courses in stochastic finance and calculus. It is also recommended as a study guide for professionals taking Causality Actuarial Society (CAS) and Society of Actuaries (SOA) actuarial examinations.