Pair Correlation Between Nasdaq and DOW

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

Pair Volatility

Assuming 30 trading days horizon, Nasdaq is expected to generate 0.93 times more return on investment than DOW. However, Nasdaq is 1.08 times less risky than DOW. It trades about -0.02 of its potential returns per unit of risk. DOW is currently generating about -0.09 per unit of risk. If you would invest  741,506  in Nasdaq on January 24, 2018 and sell it today you would lose (7,767)  from holding Nasdaq or give up 1.05% of portfolio value over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between Nasdaq and DOW


Time Period1 Month [change]
StrengthVery Strong
ValuesDaily Returns


Almost no diversification

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

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density