Fidelity Freedom Correlations

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The correlation of Fidelity Freedom is a statistical measure of how it moves in relation to other instruments. This measure is expressed in what is known as the correlation coefficient, which ranges between -1 and +1. A perfect positive correlation (i.e., a correlation coefficient of +1) implies that as Fidelity Freedom moves, either up or down, the other security will move in the same direction. Alternatively, perfect negative correlation means that if Fidelity Freedom Index moves in either direction, the perfectly negatively correlated security will move in the opposite direction. If the correlation is 0, the equities are not correlated; they are entirely random. A correlation greater than 0.8 is generally described as strong, whereas a correlation less than 0.5 is generally considered weak.

Very poor diversification

The correlation between Fidelity Freedom Index and NYA is 0.89 (i.e., Very poor diversification) for selected investment horizon. Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding Fidelity Freedom Index and NYA in the same portfolio, assuming nothing else is changed.
Check out Investing Opportunities to better understand how to build diversified portfolios, which includes a position in Fidelity Freedom Index. Also, note that the market value of any mutual fund could be tightly coupled with the direction of predictive economic indicators such as signals in census.
  
The ability to find closely correlated positions to Fidelity Freedom could be a great tool in your tax-loss harvesting strategies, allowing investors a quick way to find a similar-enough asset to replace Fidelity Freedom when you sell it. If you don't do this, your portfolio allocation will be skewed against your target asset allocation. So, investors can't just sell and buy back Fidelity Freedom - that would be a violation of the tax code under the "wash sale" rule, and this is why you need to find a similar enough asset and use the proceeds from selling Fidelity Freedom Index to buy it.

Moving together with Fidelity Mutual Fund

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  0.96FPURX Fidelity PuritanPairCorr
  0.95FPUKX Fidelity PuritanPairCorr
  0.98FQIPX Fidelity Freedom IndexPairCorr
  0.87FQITX Fidelity Salem StreetPairCorr
  0.95FQLSX Fidelity Flex FreedomPairCorr
  0.98FRAGX Aggressive GrowthPairCorr
  0.99FRAMX Fidelity Income ReplPairCorr
  0.99FRASX Fidelity Income ReplPairCorr
  0.99FRGAX Growth Allocation IndexPairCorr
  0.63FRESX Fidelity Real EstatePairCorr
  0.93FRIFX Fidelity Real EstatePairCorr
  0.94FRIMX Fidelity Income ReplPairCorr
  0.91FRINX Fidelity Real EstatePairCorr
  0.9FRIOX Fidelity Real EstatePairCorr
  0.92FRIQX Fidelity Real EstatePairCorr
  0.99FRHMX Fidelity Managed RetPairCorr
  0.94FRKMX Fidelity Managed RetPairCorr

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Risk-Adjusted Indicators

There is a big difference between Fidelity Mutual Fund performing well and Fidelity Freedom Mutual Fund doing well as a business compared to the competition. There are so many exceptions to the norm that investors cannot definitively determine what's good or bad unless they analyze Fidelity Freedom's multiple risk-adjusted performance indicators across the competitive landscape. These indicators are quantitative in nature and help investors forecast volatility and risk-adjusted expected returns across various positions.

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Our tools can tell you how much better you can do entering a position in Fidelity Freedom without increasing your portfolio risk or giving up the expected return. As an individual investor, you need to find a reliable way to track all your investment portfolios. However, your requirements will often be based on how much of the process you decide to do yourself. In addition to allowing all investors analytical transparency into all their portfolios, our tools can evaluate risk-adjusted returns of your individual positions relative to your overall portfolio.

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The danger of trading Fidelity Freedom Index is mainly related to its market volatility and Mutual Fund specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Fidelity Freedom is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Fidelity Freedom. The Sharpe ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Fidelity Freedom Index is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
Check out Investing Opportunities to better understand how to build diversified portfolios, which includes a position in Fidelity Freedom Index. Also, note that the market value of any mutual fund could be tightly coupled with the direction of predictive economic indicators such as signals in census.
Note that the Fidelity Freedom Index information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Fidelity Freedom's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try the Portfolio Manager module to state of the art Portfolio Manager to monitor and improve performance of your invested capital.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Fidelity Freedom's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine if Fidelity Freedom is a good investment by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Fidelity Freedom's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.