Monday, May 3, 2010

Proper Investment Diversification Through Correlations of Popular Stocks and ETFs

With April, ending, we can compute the correlations for the period March - April 2010, as we do at every end of month. Correlations are essential for proper diversification of investments.

Here they are:

For diversification we look for uncorrelated stocsk, those whose valeus above are clsoe to zero. They are marked in bold.

Best uncorrelations:

There are a few very interesting pairs.

  • SPY and GS
  • GS and VXX (volatility), and ECH (Chile)
  • UUP and BZF (US dollar and Brazilian real)
  • UUP and USO (US dollar and oil)

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