Pair Correlation Between Alcoa and Reliance Steel

This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between Alcoa Inc and Reliance Steel Aluminum Co. You can compare the effects of market volatilities on Alcoa and Reliance Steel and check how they will diversify away market risk if combined in the same portfolio for a given time horizon. You can also utilize pair trading strategies of matching a long position in Alcoa with a short position of Reliance Steel. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of Alcoa and Reliance Steel.
Investment Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change
 Alcoa Inc.  vs   Reliance Steel Aluminum Co.
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Pair Volatility

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, Alcoa Inc is expected to generate 1.96 times more return on investment than Reliance Steel. However, Alcoa is 1.96 times more volatile than Reliance Steel Aluminum Co. It trades about -0.06 of its potential returns per unit of risk. Reliance Steel Aluminum Co is currently generating about -0.18 per unit of risk. If you would invest  3,459  in Alcoa Inc on February 28, 2017 and sell it today you would lose (167.00)  from holding Alcoa Inc or give up 4.83% of portfolio value over 30 days.
Correlation Coefficient
Pair Corralation between Alcoa and Reliance Steel


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Very poor diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding Alcoa Inc. and Reliance Steel Aluminum Co. in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on Reliance Steel Aluminum and Alcoa is a relative statistical measure of the degree to which these equity instruments tend to move together. The correlation coefficient measures the extent to which returns on Alcoa Inc are associated (or correlated) with Reliance Steel. Values of the correlation coefficient range from -1 to +1, where. The correlation of zero (0) is possible when the price movement of Reliance Steel Aluminum has no effect on the direction of Alcoa i.e. Alcoa and Reliance Steel go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

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Alcoa Inc


Risk-Adjusted Performance

Over the last 30 days Alcoa Inc has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions.

Reliance Steel Aluminum


Risk-Adjusted Performance

Over the last 30 days Reliance Steel Aluminum Co has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions.