ANALYSIS OF EQUITY MARKETS: A SPEARMAN RANK CORRELATION COEFFICIENT APPROACH
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AbstractIn this honors thesis, I attempted to develop an investment strategy to analyze the U.S. stock market by studying the correlations between nine sectors defined by the Select Sector Standard & Poor’s Depository Receipts (SPDR). These funds are a group of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which are traded worldwide and can adequately represent the performance of the sectors. Through my method, I hope to identify the sector trends in the future by evaluating the sector ETF’s most recent short-term period data. This analysis will provide an alternate investment method for investors to avoid short-term investment risk as well as explanations of why I think the approach may not be valid.
Degree ProgramHonors College