By Robert L. Navin

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More generally, if the stochastic process has drift and the function has time t dependence, then dx = µ(x, t) dt + σ (x, t) dz, f = f (x, t), ∂f ∂f 1 ∂ 2f 2 dt + (µ dt + σ dz) + σ dt, ∂t ∂x 2 ∂x2 ∂f ∂f ∂f σ 2 ∂ 2f dt + σ = +µ + dz. ∂t ∂x 2 ∂x2 ∂x df = This is Ito’s lemma; that is, there is a second-order derivative term in the drift of the process for the function in addition to the usual terms. This enables us to perform variable changes on the standard Brownian motion to obtain many more complex processes.

Short means to effectively own a negative amount. The latter is realized in the capital markets by borrowing a fungible security and immediately selling it—and then buying it back at a later date and returning this under the borrow agreement. Fungible means securities for which this transaction is allowed. 37 38 THE MODELS Now consider the process for this portfolio: d = dS1 − dS2 = (µ1 S1 − µ2 S2 ) dt + (σ1 S1 − σ2 S2 ) dz(t). Carefully note that the number of shares of security 2 that we are short—that is, —may be chosen as a function of time and stock price to ensure that the portfolio is risk-free.

Generally if we have two variables each with its own process, say, dS1 = S1 (r$ − r1 ) dt + S1 σ1 (t)dz1 (t), dS2 = S1 (r$ − r2 ) dt + S2 σ2 (t)dz2 (t), then a martingale can be constructed from the ratio (or indeed the product of any powers of the two variables) as m, and its process is given by m= S1 g(t) e , S2 dm = m dS2 dS1 − + (g2 (t) + σ22 (t)) dt , S1 S2 = m σ1 (t)dz1 (t) − σ2 (t)dz2 (t) + r2 − r1 + ∂g(t) + σ22 (t) ∂t which implies that m is a martingale if we choose t g(t) = − 0 [r2 (s) − r1 (s) + σ22 (s)] ds.