The high degree of correlation we've seen among stocks lately may just be a matter of heightened...

|By:, SA News Editor

The high degree of correlation we've seen among stocks lately may just be a matter of heightened volatility creating a statistical anomaly, suggests Mark Hulbert, rather than any real paradigm shift for the markets. The dual combination of increased volatility in a down market skews the data to create the false appearance of a "one stock market," Hulbert says, rather than what we actually have, which is a diverse "market of stocks." (video)