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It has to do with the Girsanov theorem that relates the equivalent measures $\mathbb Q$ and $\mathbb P\,.$ To make intuitively clear what happens I like to give the following "baby Girsanov" example: Let $X$ be standard normal having probability density $$ p(x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}} $$ under $\mathbb P\,.$ If the equivalent ...


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Intro: I think intuition is super important for this one, so my answer below focuses on the intuition here. Short answer The volatility parameter is meant to describe the behaviour of $S(t)$, whilst the drift only describes the probabilities of the instrument $S(t)$ moving up or down: changing the drift (and therefore the probabilities of "up" and &...


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Extract from my answer about what the VIX measures (more details on the notation and the conventions I am using can be found in the preceding sections from that answer): About changing the measure (This section is based on currently non-public lecture notes by Dylan Possamaï for a course on mathematical finance. I will update it with precise references if ...


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