Author: Nathan J. Rowader
September 13, 2017
Category: Quantitative Insights
Long and short-term correlation are more or less in parity with each other, signifying no particular push toward any single macro theme. We think the decrease in rates and the general belief that rates will stay lower for longer after Fed Vice Chair, Stanley Fischer’s exit will likely start to emerge as a major theme.
The correlation figure measures how each asset return moves in relationship to the broader basket of asset returns listed on the X axis. When correlations are high or rising, it may indicate that economic movements and sentiment are driving the majority of returns, which could potentially make security selection challenging.