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Market Commentary  26078
July, 2017 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 4806. The
table shows a HDTFA of 804 which suggests that the August, 2018 CAC 40
could easily close anywhere between 5610 and 4002. 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 (July, 2027 close
compared to July, 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 at the top
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Part 2
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

All Time High                          6638 (July, 2000)
July, 2017 close                     5094
Decline From All Time High     23%
10 Year Return                       -10%
5 Year Low                             3413 (August, 2012)
Gain From 5 Year Low            49%

The highest all time monthly close in the CAC 40 Index was 6638 in July, of
2000. The July, 2017 close was 5094. That's a decline of 1544 points or 23%
below the CAC 40 Stock Index all time high.  The CAC 40 Index is down 10%
over the last 10 years. It has gained 15% over the last 12 months.

The July close was 26.91 points lower than the June, 2017 close of 5121,
resulting in a 0.53% decline for July.

The 5 year market low for the CAC 40 Stock Index was 3413 in August of 2012.
The July, 2017 close at 5093.77002 represents a 49% gain since August, 2012.

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 - 2017: CAC 40 Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
   1 Year                     15% / 67th                  50% / 6% / -44%
   2 Year                     0% / 38th                    110% / 13% / -54%
   4 Year                     28% / 59th                  232% / 28% / -48%
   8 Year                     49% / 57th                  298% / 48% / -50%
   16 Year                   24% / 29th                  283% / 74% / -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, (8/2015 - 7/2017), the CAC 40 Index returned 0%.
That period scored in the 38th percentile, meaning that it scored better than
38% 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 -
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: 318
2 Year: 306
4 Year: 282
8 Year: 234
16 Year: 138

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.
Aug 2018
4806
804
See commentary below.
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
-2.52
July
Aug
Sept
0.03
-1.47
2.56
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.54
0.98
0.90
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.
1/14
1/2015
1/2016
1/2017
1/2018
1/2019
1/2020
1/21