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Correlation is a way of describing how things move in relation to one another. For example, the more time you spend studying, the higher the likelihood of getting a good grade. Therefore, the hours spent studying may have a positive correlation to your grade. On the other hand, the longer you spend on video games instead of studying, you may get a lower grade. Therefore, the hours spent on video games may have a negative correlation to your grade.
Good portfolio managers attempt to find investments that move up and down at different times within a portfolio to reduce the overall volatility of the portfolio. This goal may reduce the volatile swings of the market, which can produce a smoother ride for investors.
Real Estate Correlations
In this podcast, I’ll interview Dr. Brad Case, CFA about the correlations between the US real estate markets and the global real estate markets.
Real Estate Podcast Series
To learn more about real estate, visit our other blogs/podcasts in our real estate podcast series:
- Signaling Misbehavior
- Overconfidence Misbehavior
- Misbehaving with Real Estate
- Why Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio
- What Does the Global Real Estate Market Look Like
- Global Real Estate Asset Class Characteristics
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