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By Prof. Dr. Dieter Sondermann (auth.)

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The huge variety of already to be had textbooks on stochastic calculus with particular purposes to finance calls for a justification for one more contribution to this topic. The justifcation is especially pedagogical. those lecture notes commence with an effortless method of stochastic calculus as a result of Föllmer, who confirmed that you can still enhance Ito's calculus "pathwise" as an workout in genuine research. The textual content opens to scholars drawn to finance a short (but not at all "dirty") highway to the instruments required for complicated finance in non-stop time, together with choice pricing by way of martingale tools, time period constitution types in a HJM-framework and the Libor marketplace version. The reader is meant purely to be accustomed to common actual research (e.g. Taylor's Theorem) and easy likelihood thought. The textual content can be worthwhile for mathematicians drawn to the equipment of recent mathematical finance with no previous wisdom of complex stochastic analysis.

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E. T (ω) ≤ c ∀ ω ∈ Ω) , (iii) E[XT |FS ] = XS for any bounded stopping times S ≤ T. Proof. We use the following notation: Xs dP =: E[Xs 1A ] =: E[Xs ; A]. A 42 2 Introduction to Itˆ o-Calculus For Xt ∈ L1 ∈ (Ω, Ft , P ) it then follows (Xt ) martingale ⇐⇒ E[Xs ; A] = E[Xt ; A] ∀ s ≤ t ∀ A ∈ Fs . 6), and A ∈ FTn . Then it follows E[Xd ; A ∩ {Tn = d}] E[XTn ; A] = d∈Dn =∅ for d>c E[Xc ; A ∩ {Tn = d}] , since X is a martingale = d∈Dn = E[Xc ; A]. In particular E[XTn ] = E[Xc ; Ω] = E[X0 ]. , Lebesgue’s theorem implies E[XT ] = E[X0 ].

N For any stopping time T , one has ✯ XT ✟✟ ✟ ✟ ✟ T ✟ ❍ ❍❍ ❍❍ ❥ (XT ∧t )t≥0 ❍ random variable on FT new stoch. process adapted to FT One of the most useful theorems of probability theory is the following so-called ’Optional Stopping Theorem’. 9. Let (Xt )t≥0 be a real-valued process which is adapted, integrable and c` adl` ag. e. T (ω) ≤ c ∀ ω ∈ Ω) , (iii) E[XT |FS ] = XS for any bounded stopping times S ≤ T. Proof. We use the following notation: Xs dP =: E[Xs 1A ] =: E[Xs ; A]. A 42 2 Introduction to Itˆ o-Calculus For Xt ∈ L1 ∈ (Ω, Ft , P ) it then follows (Xt ) martingale ⇐⇒ E[Xs ; A] = E[Xt ; A] ∀ s ≤ t ∀ A ∈ Fs .

This is nothing else as an equivalent notation for the relation (5). To make it meaningful the two integrals in (5) must be well-defined. This is the case for the second integral which is well-defined as Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral, since the quadratic variation X t is of finite variation (see Sect. 3). The important contribution of Itˆ o consists in developing a well-defined concept for integrals of the first type, where the integrator is of unbounded variation. The existence of the limit (6) is shown in the following proof.

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