# Selling a Stock at the Ultimate Maximum

@article{Toit2009SellingAS, title={Selling a Stock at the Ultimate Maximum}, author={Jacques Du Toit and Goran Peskir}, journal={Annals of Applied Probability}, year={2009}, volume={19}, pages={983-1014} }

Assuming that the stock price $Z=(Z_t)_{0\leq t\leq T}$ follows a geometric Brownian motion with drift $\mu\in\mathbb{R}$ and volatility $\sigma>0$, and letting $M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}Z_s$ for $t\in[0,T]$, we consider the optimal prediction problems \[V_1=\inf_{0\leq\tau\leq T}\mathsf{E}\biggl(\frac{M_T}{Z_{\tau}}\biggr)\quadand\quad V_2=\sup_{0\leq\tau\leq T}\mathsf{E}\biggl(\frac{Z_{\tau}}{M_T}\biggr),\] where the infimum and supremum are taken over all stopping times $\tau$ of $Z$. We show…

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