A basic model in mathematical finance theory is the celebrated geometric Brownian motion. Moreover, the geometric telegraph process is a simpler model to describe the alternating dynamics of the price of risky assets. In this note we consider a more general stochastic process that combines the characteristics of such two models. Precisely, we deal with a geometric Brownian motion with alternating trend. It is defined as the exponential of a standard Brownian motion whose drift alternates randomly between a positive and a negative value according to a generalized telegraph process. We express the probability law of this process as a suitable mixture of Gaussian densities, where the weighting measure is the probability law of the occupation time of the underlying telegraph process.

On the geometric Brownian motion with alternating trend

DI CRESCENZO, Antonio;MARTINUCCI, BARBARA;
2014

Abstract

A basic model in mathematical finance theory is the celebrated geometric Brownian motion. Moreover, the geometric telegraph process is a simpler model to describe the alternating dynamics of the price of risky assets. In this note we consider a more general stochastic process that combines the characteristics of such two models. Precisely, we deal with a geometric Brownian motion with alternating trend. It is defined as the exponential of a standard Brownian motion whose drift alternates randomly between a positive and a negative value according to a generalized telegraph process. We express the probability law of this process as a suitable mixture of Gaussian densities, where the weighting measure is the probability law of the occupation time of the underlying telegraph process.
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