Stocks’ Correlation to Real Interest Rates was the Most Significant Factor Driving Returns Last Week

June 09, 2014
By Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

Real interest rates as measured by TIPS yields proved to be the most significant factor driving stock prices last week while other macro factors such as stocks’ correlation to the Japanese yen and euro were also important. It is also noteworthy that the beta factor is making its way back to the top of the list after having been insignificant over the last one and three months. Below we show the top ten factors driving returns for each region.

MSCI World Index:

MSCI North America:

MSCI Europe:

MSCI Pacific:

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