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Market Commentary  27755
March, 2018 Data:

Part 1
FORECASTS

12 MONTH FORECAST
The 12 month forecast for the Mexico IPC Index is in the table at the top of this
page. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a Mexico IPC Stock Index of 61096.
The table shows a HDTFA of 11992 which suggests that the April, 2019 Mexico
IPC could easily close anywhere between 73088 and 49104. 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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Part 2
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

All Time High                          51210 (August, 2017)
March, 2018 close                 46684
Decline From All Time High     9%
10 Year Return                       51%
5 Year Low                             38783 (February, 2014)
Gain From 5 Year Low            20%

The highest all time monthly close in the IPC was 51210 in August, of 2017. The
March, 2018 close was 46684. That's a decline of 4526 points or 9% below the
Mexico IPC Index all time high.  The Mexico IPC Index is up 51% over the last 10
years. It has lost 4% over the last 12 months.

The March close was 915.36 points lower than the February, 2018 close of
47599, resulting in a 1.92% decline for March.

The 5 year market low for the Mexico IPC Stock Index was 38783 in February of
2014. The March, 2018 close at 46684.06 represents a 20% gain since
February, 2014.

Forecast-Chart.com's historical research covers the Mexico IPC back to
February, 1992. All calculations are based on the monthly market close in the
IPC, excluding dividends.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the Mexico IPC 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 Mexico IPC 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 Mexico IPC Stock Index
categorized by the months of the calendar.





























Part 3
ROLLING RETURNS, 1992 - 2018: Mexico IPC Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
 1 Year                     -4% / 16th                  86% / 17% / -41%
 2 Year                     2% / 12th                    147% / 37% / -37%
 4 Year                     15% / 6th                    376% / 89% / 4%
 8 Year                     40% / 0 PCTL             611% / 250% / 39%
 16 Year                   538% / 3rd                  2359% / 1062% / 480%

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 Mexico IPC Index returned
2%. That period scored in the 12th percentile, meaning that it scored better
than 12% of all rolling 2 year periods since 1992. The Best rolling 2 Year period
since 1992 returned 147%. The worst returned -37%. The average rolling 2
year period returned 37%.

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 Mexico IPC Index are as follows:
1 Year: 303
2 Year: 291
4 Year: 267
8 Year: 219
16 Year: 123

Dividends are not included.











Updated Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
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Monthly close for the Mexico IPC 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.
Mexico IPC Stock Index - 5 Year History
Mexico IPC Index Forecast
Stock Market Forecast: Mexico IPC Stock Index
Mexico IPC Index: Historical Monthly Change
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Month
Percent
Jan
Feb
Mar
1.90
0.50
1.02
April
May
June
2.03
0.68
1.00
July
Aug
Sept
0.97
-1.30
1.10
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.00
1.88
3.59
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.
60000
70000
80000
50000
40000
30000
20000
1/14
1/2015
1/2016
1/2017
1/2018
1/2019
1/2020
1/21
Mexico IPC Stock Market Index Forecast
   
Target Month:
Forecast:
HDTFA:
April, 2019
61096
11992
 
Forecast for the monthly close of the Mexico IPC Stock Index for the
target month indicated.    See commentary and 10 year forecast below.