Market Commentary 13124
April, 2013 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 4090. The
table shows a HDTFA of 724 which suggests that the May, 2014 CAC 40 could
easily close anywhere between 4814 and 3366. 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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performed very well in a one hundred year backtest and 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. Then select the Bull Market
& Bear Market Forecast.
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, 2023
close compared to April, 2013 close). Over 100 YEARS of historical data was
used to calculate the probabilities. The indexes with the highest probability of
gaining over 200% in the next 10 years are the S&P TSX Index and the
NASDAQ 100. The indexes with the lowest probability of gaining over 200% in
the next 10 years are the S&P SmallCap 600 and the S&P MidCap 400. To see
these forecasts, click the Stock Market Forecast link at the top of any page,
then select the index you are interested in.
All Time High 6638 (July, 2000)
April, 2013 close 3857
Decline From All Time High 42%
10 Year Return 27%
5 Year Low 2702 (February, 2009)
Gain From 5 Year Low 43%
The highest all time monthly close in the CAC 40 Index was 6638 in July, of
2000. The April, 2013 close was 3857. That's a decline of 2781 points or 42%
below the CAC 40 Stock Index all time high. The CAC 40 Index is up 27% over
the last 10 years. It has gained 20% over the last 12 months.
The April close was 125.33 points higher than the March, 2013 close of 3731,
resulting in a 3.36% rise in April.
The 5 year market low for the CAC 40 Stock Index was 2702 in February of
2009. The April, 2013 close at 3856.75 represents a 43% gain since February,
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.
In this site, you may view the month, year, five & ten year returns for 23 stock
market indexes in one convenient table. U.S. & foreign, small cap & large cap
indexes are included. Click the Market Trend Analysis link above. It's under the
chart. The table of contents for Market Trend Analysis will open. Click the link to
the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of contents.
ROLLING RETURNS, 1990 - 2013: CAC 40 Index
Rolling Period Last / Percentile Best / Average / Worst
1 Year 20% / 72nd 50% / 6% / -44%
2 Year -6% / 35th 110% / 12% / -54%
4 Year 22% / 56th 232% / 28% / -48%
8 Year -5% / 25th 298% / 61% / -50%
16 Year 37% / 1st 283% / 116% / 37%
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, (5/2011 - 4/2013), the CAC 40 Index returned -6%.
That period scored in the 35th percentile, meaning that it scored better than
35% 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 12%.
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: 267
2 Year: 255
4 Year: 231
8 Year: 183
16 Year: 87
Dividends are not included.
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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 Stock Market Index Forecast
|CAC 40 Stock Index Forecast (France)|
|Forecast for the monthly close of the CAC 40 |
Stock Index for the target month indicated.
|Updated Thursday, May 9, 2013.|
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.
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