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Correlation analysis between SPDR and SP 500

Investment horizon:  
  30 Days    Login   to change
This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between SPDR SP 500 ETF and S&P 500. You can compare the effects of market volatilities on SPDR and SP 500 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 SPDR with a short position of SP 500. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of SPDR and SP 500.
 SPDR S&P 500 ETF  vs   S&P 500
Daily Returns (%)
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Considering 30-days investment horizon, SPDR SP 500 ETF is expected to under-perform the SP 500. In addition to that, SPDR is 1.04 times more volatile than S&P 500. It trades about -0.07 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. S&P 500 is currently generating about -0.05 per unit of volatility. If you would invest  209,283  in S&P 500 on June 5, 2015 and sell it today you would lose (1,605) from holding S&P 500 or give up 0.77% of portfolio value over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient



Time Period1 Month [change]
DirectionPositive ^GSPC Moved Up vs SPY
StrengthVery Strong
ValuesDaily Returns


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Overlapping area represents amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding SPDR S&P 500 ETF and S&P 500 in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed

Historical Performance Chart

Comparative Volatility

Predicted Return Density  
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Risk-adjusted Performance

Over the last 30 days SPDR SP 500 ETF has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions.

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