November, 2018
5938
986
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Market Commentary  27754
March, 2018 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 5438. The
table shows a HDTFA of 875 which suggests that the April, 2019 CAC 40 could
easily close anywhere between 6313 and 4563. 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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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 (March, 2028
close compared to March, 2018 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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Part 2
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

All Time High                          6638 (July, 2000)
March, 2018 close                 5152
Decline From All Time High     22%
10 Year Return                       6%
5 Year Low                             3739 (June, 2013)
Gain From 5 Year Low            38%

The highest all time monthly close in the CAC 40 Index was 6638 in July, of
2000. The March, 2018 close was 5152. That's a decline of 1486 points or 22%
below the CAC 40 Stock Index all time high.  The CAC 40 Index is up 6% over
the last 10 years. It has gained 1% over the last 12 months.

The March close was 12.11 points lower than the February, 2018 close of
5164, resulting in a 0.23% decline for March.

The 5 year market low for the CAC 40 Stock Index was 3739 in June of 2013.
The March, 2018 close at 5152.12 represents a 38% gain since June, 2013.

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 - 2018: CAC 40 Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
 1 Year                     1% / 35th                    50% / 6% / -44%
 2 Year                     17% / 56th                  110% / 13% / -54%
 4 Year                     17% / 48th                  232% / 28% / -48%
 8 Year                     30% / 46th                  298% / 48% / -50%
 16 Year                   20% / 30th                  283% / 71% / -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, (4/2016 - 3/2018), the CAC 40 Index returned 17%.
That period scored in the 56th percentile, meaning that it scored better than
56% 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: 326
2 Year: 314
4 Year: 290
8 Year: 242
16 Year: 146

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
3000
CAC 40 Index Forecast
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
1.39
0.54
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
CAC 40 Stock Market Index Forecast (France)
   
Target Month:
Forecast:
HDTFA:
April, 2019
5438
875
 
Forecast for the monthly close of the CAC 40 Stock Index for the target
month indicated.    
See commentary below.