Pair Correlation Between International Business and Alcoa

This module allows you to analyze existing cross correlation between International Business Machines Corporation and Alcoa Corporation. You can compare the effects of market volatilities on International Business and Alcoa 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 International Business with a short position of Alcoa. See also your portfolio center. Please also check ongoing floating volatility patterns of International Business and Alcoa.
 Time Horizon     30 Days    Login   to change
 International Business Machine  vs   Alcoa Corp.
 Performance (%) 

Pair Volatility

Considering 30-days investment horizon, International Business Machines Corporation is expected to generate 0.87 times more return on investment than Alcoa. However, International Business Machines Corporation is 1.15 times less risky than Alcoa. It trades about -0.18 of its potential returns per unit of risk. Alcoa Corporation is currently generating about -0.22 per unit of risk. If you would invest  16,912  in International Business Machines Corporation on January 18, 2018 and sell it today you would lose (1,294)  from holding International Business Machines Corporation or give up 7.65% of portfolio value over 30 days.

Correlation Coefficient

Pair Corralation between International Business and Alcoa


Time Period1 Month [change]
StrengthVery Strong
ValuesDaily Returns


Almost no diversification

Overlapping area represents the amount of risk that can be diversified away by holding International Business Machine and Alcoa Corp. in the same portfolio assuming nothing else is changed. The correlation between historical prices or returns on Alcoa and International Business 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 International Business Machines Corporation are associated (or correlated) with Alcoa. Values of the correlation coefficient range from -1 to +1, where. The correlation of zero (0) is possible when the price movement of Alcoa has no effect on the direction of International Business i.e. International Business and Alcoa go up and down completely randomly.

Comparative Volatility

 Predicted Return Density 

International Business


Risk-Adjusted Performance

Over the last 30 days International Business Machines Corporation has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions.



Risk-Adjusted Performance

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