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Martingale Convergence Theorems and Their Applications

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

We became familiar with martingales X = (X n )n∈N0 as fair games and found that under certain transformations (optional stopping, discrete stochastic integral) martingales turn into martingales. In this chapter, we will see that under weak conditions (non-negativity or uniform integrability) martingales converge almost surely. Furthermore, the martingale structure implies L p -convergence under assumptions that are (formally) weaker than those of Chapter 7. The basic ideas of this chapter are Doob’s inequality (Theorem 11.2) and the upcrossing inequality (Lemma 11.3).

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Trading Strategy Offspring Distribution Integrable Martingale Fair Game Martingale Convergence Theorem 
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