Pair Correlation Between Russell 2000 and DOW

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

Pair Volatility

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, Russell 2000 is expected to generate 0.78 times more return on investment than DOW. However, Russell 2000 is 1.29 times less risky than DOW. It trades about -0.13 of its potential returns per unit of risk. DOW is currently generating about -0.12 per unit of risk. If you would invest  160,517  in Russell 2000 on January 22, 2018 and sell it today you would lose (6,162)  from holding Russell 2000 or give up 3.84% of portfolio value over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between Russell 2000 and DOW


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ValuesDaily Returns


Very poor diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding Russell 2000 and DOW in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on DOW and Russell 2000 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 Russell 2000 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 Russell 2000 i.e. Russell 2000 and DOW go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density