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Market Commentary  19220
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1
FORECASTS

12 MONTH FORECAST
The 12 month forecast for the CAC 40 Index is in the table at the top of this
page. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a CAC 40 Stock Index of 5638. The
table shows a HDTFA of 943 which suggests that the May, 2016 CAC 40 could
easily close anywhere between 6581 and 4695. Links to Forecasts for
twenty-two other stock indexes may be found by clicking Stock Market Forecast
at the top of any page.

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also in real time since going live in 2005. To get the forecast signal for the
broad U.S Stock Market, click Stock Market Forecast at the top of any page.
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10 YEAR FORECAST
Forecast-Chart.com publishes a 10 Year Forecast for the following stock
market indexes: Dow Jones Industrial Average,  FTSE 100 (United Kingdom),
Hang Seng (Hong Kong), S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600, S&P MidCap 400,
NASDAQ 100, TSX Composite (Canada), Russell 3000, Russell 2000, Russell
1000 and the Wilshire 5000. For example, the probability that the S&P 500
equity index will be down at least 20% in 10 years is estimated (April, 2025
close compared to April, 2015 close). Over 100 YEARS of historical data was
used to calculate the probabilities. The index with the highest probability of
gaining over 200% in the next 10 years is the S&P TSX Index. The indexes with
the lowest probability of gaining over 200% in the next 10 years are the S&P
SmallCap 600, S&P MidCap 400,  Russell 2000 and the NASDAQ 100. To see
these forecasts, click the Stock Market Forecast link at the top of any page,
then select the index you are interested in.





Part 2
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

All Time High                          6638 (July, 2000)
April, 2015 close                    5046
Decline From All Time High     24%
10 Year Return                       24%
5 Year Low                             2982 (September, 2011)
Gain From 5 Year Low            69%

The highest all time monthly close in the CAC 40 Index was 6638 in July, of
2000. The April, 2015 close was 5046. That's a decline of 1591 points or 24%
below the CAC 40 Stock Index all time high.  The CAC 40 Index is up 24% over
the last 10 years. It has gained 12% over the last 12 months.

The April close was 12.85 points higher than the March, 2015 close of 5034,
resulting in a 0.26% rise in April.

The 5 year market low for the CAC 40 Stock Index was 2982 in September of
2011. The April, 2015 close at 5046.49 represents a 69% gain since
September, 2011.

Forecast-Chart.com's historical research covers the CAC 40 back to March,
1990. All calculations are based on the monthly market close in the CAC 40
Index, excluding dividends.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the CAC 40 Stock Index.
For links to longer term charts, look at the links under the five year chart
(above). One link opens a ten year chart. Another opens our longest term
graph on the CAC 40 Index. Just one glance at our long term charts can
provide tremendous insight into the historical trends of the financial markets.
The table above presents historical data on the CAC 40 Stock Index
categorized by the months of the calendar.





























Part 3
ROLLING RETURNS, 1990 - 2015: CAC 40 Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
  1 Year                     12% / 59th                  50% / 6% / -44%
  2 Year                     31% / 66th                  110% / 14% / -54%
  4 Year                     23% / 60th                  232% / 27% / -48%
  8 Year                     -17% / 12th               298% / 53% / -50%
  16 Year                   11% / 5th                    283% / 96% / 3%

How do you read the table?
For example: Rolling 2 year period returns are shown on the second row. In the
latest rolling 2 year period, (5/2013 - 4/2015), the CAC 40 Index returned 31%.
That period scored in the 66th percentile, meaning that it scored better than
66% of all rolling 2 year periods since 1990. The Best rolling 2 Year period
since 1990 returned 110%. The worst returned -54%. The average rolling 2
year period returned 14%.

What is a rolling period?
It's an overlapping period in a data base. For example: In the 2 year period
included in 2000 - 2001, there are 13 complete rolling 12 Month Periods. The
first is January, 2000 - December, 2000. The second is February, 2000 -
January, 2001. The third is March, 2000 - February, 2001 and so on. The last
complete rolling 12 Month Period in the 2000 - 2001 period is January, 2001 -
December, 2001.

How is this information useful?
Best and worst case scenarios may be estimated based on historical facts.
Also, the relationship of the periods is sometimes very helpful. Suppose that the
worst rolling 8 year period in the last 50 years returned -30%. Suppose also
that the latest 4 year period has returned -50%. Market psychology at this point
may be one of great fear or possibly even panic. If the market stays flat for 4
more years, it will break the 8 year decline record by a whopping 20%! (-50%
minus -30% equals -20%.)  50 plus year records are not often broken. That
provides reason to hope that the market will recover that 20% over the next 4
years. If it does, then the 8 year loss will be 30%. The longest index histories
are found in the DJIA, FTSE 100 with FT 30, DJTA, DJUA, S&P 500, & NASDAQ
100

The number of periods in each category for the CAC 40 Index are as follows:
1 Year: 291
2 Year: 279
4 Year: 255
8 Year: 207
16 Year: 111

Dividends are not included.











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4000
5000
6000
Monthly close for the CAC 40 Stock Index is plotted in gray. The forecast for the target month is shown
in green. See other links related to this stock index below.
CAC 40 Stock Index - 5 Year History
CAC 40 Stock Market Index Forecast
3000
CAC 40 Index Forecast
CAC 40 Stock Index Forecast (France)
Target Month
Forecast
HDTFA
Forecast for the monthly close of the CAC 40
Stock Index for the target month indicated.
May 2016
5638
943
Updated Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
2000
Stock Market Forecast: CAC 40 Index
CAC 40 Index: Historical Monthly Change
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Jan
Feb
Mar
0.28
-0.09
2.58
April
May
June
1.61
-1.25
-1.59
July
Aug
Sept
-0.36
-2.00
2.56
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.07
1.10
1.35
Over the last 20 years, certain months have typically performed better than others. The
average monthly return for each calender month over the last 20 years is shown above.
Dividends are not included.
1/10
1/2011
1/2012
1/2013
1/2014
1/2015
1/2016
1/17