Market Commentary  27760
March, 2018 Data:

Part 1

The 12 month forecast for the S&P Global Index is in the table at the top of this
page. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a S&P Global Stock Index of 93. The
table shows a HDTFA of 11 which suggests that the April, 2019 S&P Global 100
could easily close anywhere between 104 and 83. 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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at the top of any page. Then select the Bull Market & Bear Market Forecast.

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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
at the top of any page, then select the index you are interested in.

Part 2

All Time High                          97 (January, 2018)
March, 2018 close                 90
Decline From All Time High     7%
10 Year Return                       24%
5 Year Low                             67 (February, 2016)
Gain From 5 Year Low            34%

The highest all time monthly close in the S&P Global Index was 97 in January, of
2018. The March, 2018 close was 90. That's a decline of 7 points or 7% below
the S&P Global Stock Index all time high.  The S&P Global Index is up 24% over
the last 10 years. It has gained 10% over the last 12 months.

The March close was 1.49 points lower than the February, 2018 close of 92,
resulting in a 1.62% decline for March.

The 5 year market low for the S&P Global Stock Index was 67 in February of
2016. The March, 2018 close at 90.32 represents a 34% gain since February,

Forecast-Chart.com's historical research covers the S&P Global 100 back to
January, 2001. All calculations are based on the monthly market close in the
S&P Global Index, excluding dividends.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the S&P Global 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 S&P Global Index. Just one glance at our long term charts can
provide tremendous insight into the historical trends of the financial markets.

Part 3
ROLLING RETURNS, 2000 - 2018: S&P Global Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
 1 Year                     10% / 60th                  47% / 4% / -46%
 2 Year                     26% / 79th                  70% / 8% / -47%
 4 Year                     16% / 43rd                  76% / 15% / -37%
 8 Year                     49% / 81st                  106% / 17% / -40%
 16 Year                   58% / 73rd                  74% / 43% / 8%

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 S&P Global Index returned
26%. That period scored in the 79th percentile, meaning that it scored better
than 79% of all rolling 2 year periods since 2000. The Best rolling 2 Year period
since 2000 returned 70%. The worst returned -47%. The average rolling 2 year
period returned 8%.

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

The number of periods in each category for the S&P Global Index are as follows:
1 Year: 196
2 Year: 184
4 Year: 160
8 Year: 112
16 Year: 16

Dividends are not included.

Updated Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
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Monthly close for the S&P Global 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.
S&P Global Stock Index - 5 Year History
S&P Global Index Forecast
Stock Market Forecast: S&P Global Stock Index
S&P Global Stock Market Index Forecast
Target Month:
April, 2019
Forecast for the monthly close of the S&P Global Stock Index for the
target month indicated.     See commentary and 10 year forecast below.