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On the martingale property in stochastic volatility models based on time-homogeneous diffusions


  • Carole Bernard
  • Zhenyu Cui
  • Don McLeish


Lions and Musiela (2007) give sufficient conditions to verify when a stochastic exponential of a continuous local martingale is a martingale or a uniformly integrable martingale. Blei and Engelbert (2009) and Mijatovi\'c and Urusov (2012c) give necessary and sufficient conditions in the case of perfect correlation (\rho=1). For financial applications, such as checking the martingale property of the stock price process in correlated stochastic volatility models, we extend their work to the arbitrary correlation case (-1

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  • Carole Bernard & Zhenyu Cui & Don McLeish, 2013. "On the martingale property in stochastic volatility models based on time-homogeneous diffusions," Papers 1310.0092,, revised Jul 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1310.0092

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