S&P 500 Update For The Week Of March 18th
The 60-day Caliber rose to 56 last week which means that over the last 60 trading days the S&P 500 behaved as if it was made up of 56 completely independent stocks. The sharp drop in the Caliber over the last several months indicates a decrease in the overall diversity of the market which may be accompanied by increased volatility. Higher Calibers sometimes coincided with better market conditions in the past but this might not be the case in the future. All stock trends are removed before the Caliber is calculated.
As shown on the graph below, the correlation between stock returns and stock Affinities rose to 0.40 last week. The weekly ranking of stocks by Affinity is under the button below.