World Market Correlation Summary
A global investor can reduce overall portfolio risk simply by holding instruments in multiple markets. The correlations of major world markets vary considerably through time and are highest during periods of economic integration and collaboration. In other words, investors can reduce their exposure to country risk by holding a diversified portfolio of global assets.
Correlation MatchupsOver a given time period, the two securities move together when the Correlation Coefficient is positive. Conversely, the two assets move in opposite directions when the Correlation Coefficient is negative. Determining your positions' relationship to each other is valuable for analyzing and projecting your portfolio's future expected return and risk.
High positive correlations
High negative correlations