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Market Commentary  19243
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 0.3%         Rank: 16 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12.5%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              32.2%       Rank: 20 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   23.9%        Rank: 23 out of 23

Returns for the CAC 40 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the CAC 40 Index was 0.3% in the last month. With that
return, the CAC 40 Index was ranked 16th out of the 23 indexes reviewed in this
site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the CAC 40 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The CAC 40 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic, large
cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During April of 2015, the CAC 40 had a rank of 16 with a return of 0.26%. The
top ranked index during April was the Hang Seng Index, with a return of 12.98%.
The worst performing index during that period was the DAX Stock Index with a
return of -4.28%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 0.61%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 0.88%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the CAC 40 had a rank of 5 with a return of 12%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 36%. The worst performing index during that period was the S&P
Global Index with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 11%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2015,  the CAC 40 had a rank of 20 with a
return of 32%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 121%. The worst performing index during that period
was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 17%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 70%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 61%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2015, the CAC 40 was the worst performing
index with a return of 24%. The top ranked index during the period was the
Mexico IPC Index, with a return of 261%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 98%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























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CAC 40 Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
29.5
-3.9
27.2
-21.2
10.4
30.0
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
24.9
29.2
45.1
-6.6
-23.9
-33.3
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
27.1
5.6
27.3
12.8
0.6
-42.0
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
22.3
-3.3
-17.0
15.2
18.0
-0.5
The annual gain or loss in the CAC 40 index from 1991 to present.
Dividends are not included.
CAC 40 Stock Index - 17 Year Graph (France)
CAC 40 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the CAC 40 Stock Index. Updated Thursday, May 28,
2015. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this stock index.
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10 Year Chart - CAC 40 Stock Index
20 Year Graph - CAC 40 Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: CAC 40 Index
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1995
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2005
2010
2015
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