Correlation of Uncorrelated Asset Classes

Jeffry Haber, Andrew Braunstein

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Diversification of a portfolio has long been held as one of the cornerstones of modern portfolio theory and a key driver of investment return over the long term. Correlation is the statistical measure used to quantify diversification. The degree to which asset classes correlate will determine the degree of portfolio diversification (or lack thereof). Many investment products are being sold that claim of correlation utilizing two series of random numbers, as well. For and misleading.

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