Pair Correlation Between CAC 40 and Russell 2000

This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between CAC 40 and Russell 2000 . You can compare the effects of market volatilities on CAC 40 and Russell 2000 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 CAC 40 with a short position of Russell 2000. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of CAC 40 and Russell 2000.
 Time Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change
 CAC 40  vs   Russell 2000
 Performance (%) 

Pair Volatility

Assuming 30 trading days horizon, CAC 40 is expected to generate 1.18 times less return on investment than Russell 2000. But when comparing it to its historical volatility, CAC 40 is 1.21 times less risky than Russell 2000. It trades about 0.28 of its potential returns per unit of risk. Russell 2000 is currently generating about 0.27 of returns per unit of risk over similar time horizon. If you would invest  154,293  in Russell 2000 on December 22, 2017 and sell it today you would earn a total of  5,470  from holding Russell 2000 or generate 3.55% return on investment over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between CAC 40 and Russell 2000


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ValuesDaily Returns


Very poor diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding CAC 40 and Russell 2000 in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on Russell 2000 and CAC 40 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 CAC 40 are associated (or correlated) with Russell 2000. Values of the correlation coefficient range from -1 to +1, where. The correlation of zero (0) is possible when the price movement of Russell 2000 has no effect on the direction of CAC 40 i.e. CAC 40 and Russell 2000 go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density