In MSCI Country Index Correlations, we looked at country index correlations through time. Here is a quick update that “flattens” out the rolling correlation of the momentum versions of these indices with the MSCI INDIA MOMENTUM Index.
Three-year Rolling Correlations
Five-year Rolling Correlations
Momentum is a lose proxy for sentiment and the tides of optimism floats all boats. All equity markets are correlated with each other – some strongly (HONG KONG) and some weakly (CANADA.)
The median correlations across both 3- and 5-year rolling periods are greater than +0.70 between INDIA MOMENTUM and EMERGING MARKETS MOMENTUM.
No market is an island. Sentiment is tail that wags the dog.