Goldman: “The Last Time Correlations Were This Low Was Just Before The Financial Crisis” | Zero Hedge

In a note from Goldman’s cross-asset strategist Ian Wright, the bank points out something troubling: on one hand, over the past six months, or rather since the US elections, equity markets around the globe have soared, and returns across regions have been “strong” – S&P 500, Stoxx 600, Nikkei 225 and MSCI EM ($) have returned roughly 11%, 16%, 20% and 11% in local currency price terms, respectively, with MSCI World ($) up 12% over the same period.  In other words, everything is up. And yet, while equity indices have rallied across regions, inter-regional equity return correlations have actually fallen materially to their lowest levels since 2000.

Source: Goldman: “The Last Time Correlations Were This Low Was Just Before The Financial Crisis” | Zero Hedge

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