This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between ISEQ and Russell 2000 . You can compare the effects of market volatilities on ISEQ 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 ISEQ with a short position of Russell 2000. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of ISEQ and Russell 2000.
Assuming 30 trading days horizon, ISEQ is expected to under-perform the Russell 2000. But the index apears to be less risky and, when comparing its historical volatility, ISEQ is 1.06 times less risky than Russell 2000. The index trades about -0.09 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The Russell 2000 is currently generating about 0.03 of returns per unit of risk over similar time horizon. If you would invest 168,558 in Russell 2000 on June 22, 2018 and sell it today you would earn a total of 1,123 from holding Russell 2000 or generate 0.67% return on investment over 30 days.
Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding ISEQ and Russell 2000 in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on Russell 2000 and ISEQ 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 ISEQ 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 ISEQ i.e. ISEQ and Russell 2000 go up and down completely randomly.
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