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11/29/07 3:18pm


How can I most efficiently create correlated geometric brownian motions?

For a single GBM, I have

GBM[n_, x0_, myy_, sigma_, dt_] :=
NestList[(#*Exp[(myy - sigma^2/2)*dt + sigma*Random[NormalDistribution[0, 1]]*Sqrt[dt]]) &, x0, n];

But what about if my two processes are correlated?

I guess I first need to create a set of correlated random numbers (e.g. applying cholesky decomposition to covariance matrix and then creating the correlated numbers, n for each process), but how then most efficiently create the corresponding realisations of the correlated stochastic processes (the paths)? I don't really see how to use NestList here.

For example if I want to create 3 correlated GBM processes, how to do it most quickly and efficiently using the functional programming capabilities of Mathematica? My processes will have different parameters, of course.

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