Market Commentary 26916
November, 2017 Data:
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 5423. The
table shows a HDTFA of 896 which suggests that the December, 2018 CAC 40
could easily close anywhere between 6319 and 4527. 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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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 (November, 2027
close compared to November, 2017 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, NASDAQ 100 and the Dow
Industrial Average. To see these forecasts, click the Stock Market Forecast link
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All Time High 6638 (July, 2000)
November, 2017 close 5373
Decline From All Time High 19%
10 Year Return -5%
5 Year Low 3641 (December, 2012)
Gain From 5 Year Low 48%
The highest all time monthly close in the CAC 40 Index was 6638 in July, of
2000. The November, 2017 close was 5373. That's a decline of 1265 points or
19% below the CAC 40 Stock Index all time high. The CAC 40 Index is down 5%
over the last 10 years. It has gained 17% over the last 12 months.
The November close was 130.50 points lower than the October, 2017 close of
5503, resulting in a 2.37% decline for November.
The 5 year market low for the CAC 40 Stock Index was 3641 in December of
2012. The November, 2017 close at 5372.79 represents a 48% gain since
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.
ROLLING RETURNS, 1990 - 2017: CAC 40 Index
Rolling Period Last / Percentile Best / Average / Worst
1 Year 17% / 71st 50% / 6% / -44%
2 Year 8% / 47th 110% / 13% / -54%
4 Year 25% / 56th 232% / 28% / -48%
8 Year 46% / 55th 298% / 48% / -50%
16 Year 19% / 29th 283% / 73% / -36%
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, (12/2015 - 11/2017), the CAC 40 Index returned
8%. That period scored in the 47th percentile, meaning that it scored better
than 47% 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 13%.
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 -
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
The number of periods in each category for the CAC 40 Index are as follows:
1 Year: 322
2 Year: 310
4 Year: 286
8 Year: 238
16 Year: 142
Dividends are not included.
Updated Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
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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 Index Forecast
Stock Market Forecast: CAC 40 Index
|CAC 40 Index: Historical Monthly Change|
|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.
|CAC 40 Stock Market Index Forecast (France)|
|Forecast for the monthly close of the CAC 40 Stock Index for the target|
month indicated. See commentary below.