Saturday, March 14, 2009

Global Equity Market Correlations Continue To Increase

Standard & Poor's reports global equity market correlations continue to increase. The downside has been the fact diversification has not minimized investors' downside losses during the global market contraction.

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Global equity market correlations February 2009A potential positive is global markets could rise in near unison; thus enhancing future returns when markets recover--whenever that might occur.


Crushing Correlation ($)
Standard & Poor's The Outlook
By: Alec Young, International Equity Strategist
March 18, 2009

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