What is this website?
This website contains analytical tools to find correlations between financial instruments listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
. A correlation is defined as a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things. In finance and investment industries, it is a statistic that measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other. For a more detailed description of correlations in finance see this Investopedia article
How to use this information
There are many uses for stock correlation data, however the most important is providing information for portfolio diversification. In investing, diversification is the act of spreading your investments across a variety of assets in order to reduce risk. Basically the idea is "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket". Many investors who have taken measures to diversify their portfolios may find that their efforts have been wasted due to correlations between stocks. For instance, an investor might have stocks of CBA, and decied to diversify by buying stocks in ANZ and NAB. Unfortunately these stocks are highly correlated meaning that their prices will likely move together. Consequently the investor's portfolio is actually not as well diversified as they thought.
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