Pair Correlation Between DOW and SP 500

This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between DOW and S&P 500. You can compare the effects of market volatilities on DOW and SP 500 and check how they will diversify away market risk if combined in the same portfolio for a given time horizon. You can also utilize pair trading strategies of matching a long position in DOW with a short position of SP 500. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of DOW and SP 500.
Investment Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change
 DOW  vs   S&P 500
 Performance (%) 

Pair Volatility

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, DOW is expected to generate 1.83 times less return on investment than SP 500. But when comparing it to its historical volatility, DOW is 1.01 times less risky than SP 500. It trades about 0.11 of its potential returns per unit of risk. S&P 500 is currently generating about 0.2 of returns per unit of risk over similar time horizon. If you would invest  255,715  in S&P 500 on October 25, 2017 and sell it today you would earn a total of  3,993  from holding S&P 500 or generate 1.56% return on investment over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between DOW and SP 500


Time Period1 Month [change]
ValuesDaily Returns


Very weak diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding DOW and S&P 500 in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on SP 500 and DOW is a relative statistical measure of the degree to which these equity instruments tend to move together. The correlation coefficient measures the extent to which returns on DOW are associated (or correlated) with SP 500. Values of the correlation coefficient range from -1 to +1, where. The correlation of zero (0) is possible when the price movement of SP 500 has no effect on the direction of DOW i.e. DOW and SP 500 go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density