Pair Correlation Between SP 500 and CAC 40

This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between S&P 500 and CAC 40. You can compare the effects of market volatilities on SP 500 and CAC 40 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 SP 500 with a short position of CAC 40. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of SP 500 and CAC 40.
Investment Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change
 S&P 500  vs   CAC 40
 Performance (%) 

Pair Volatility

Assuming 30 trading days horizon, S&P 500 is expected to generate 0.65 times more return on investment than CAC 40. However, S&P 500 is 1.54 times less risky than CAC 40. It trades about 0.16 of its potential returns per unit of risk. CAC 40 is currently generating about -0.03 per unit of risk. If you would invest  256,498  in S&P 500 on October 23, 2017 and sell it today you would earn a total of  3,405  from holding S&P 500 or generate 1.33% return on investment over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between SP 500 and CAC 40


Time Period1 Month [change]
ValuesDaily Returns


Average diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding S&P 500 and CAC 40 in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on CAC 40 and SP 500 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 S&P 500 are associated (or correlated) with CAC 40. Values of the correlation coefficient range from -1 to +1, where. The correlation of zero (0) is possible when the price movement of CAC 40 has no effect on the direction of SP 500 i.e. SP 500 and CAC 40 go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density