Market Commentary  19216
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1

The 12 month forecast for the TSX Composite Index is in the table at the top of
this page. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a TSX Composite Stock Index of
17327. The table shows a HDTFA of 2476 which suggests that the May, 2016
S&P TSX Index could easily close anywhere between 19802 and 14851. Links
to Forecasts for twenty-two other stock indexes may be found by clicking Stock
Market Forecast at the top of any page.

A primary trend forecast for the U.S. Stock Market is provided free of charge in
this site with a time delay (archived pages). The current (up to date) primary
trend forecast is provided to subscribers only. Artificial Intelligence is used to
forecast major turning points in the broad U.S. Stock Market. The forecast is
either a Bull Market Signal (up) or a Bear Market Signal (down). This
mathematical system 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.

Forecast-Chart.com publishes a Ten Year Forecast for the TSX Composite
Stock Index. The Ten Year Forecast estimates the probability that the TSX
equity index will achieve certain gain or loss benchmarks at a point in time ten
years in the future. For example, look at the top line of the table immediately
below this paragraph. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a probability of 3%
that the TSX Composite Index will be down at least 20% in 10 years (April, 2025
close compared to April, 2015 close).

Down at least 20%          3%
Down at least 10%          4%
Down                               5%
Up                                   95%
Up at least 10%               94%
Up at least 20%               92%
Up at least 30%               90%
Up at least 40%               85%
Up at least 50%               78%
Up at least 100%             56%
Up at least 150%             42%
Up at least 200%             30%

Over 110 YEARS of historical data was used to calculate the probabilities in the
table above.  Dividends are not included. So you must add expected dividends
to the forecasted gain to estimate the total return for the equities represented
by this index.  Each month, new data is entered into the forecasting model and
the S&P TSX Index is assigned a rank from 1 to 10. The best rank is 10 and the
worst is 1. That ranking determines the Ten Year Forecast for the TSX
Composite Stock Index . The data used in the forecasting model is updated
monthly and may change the forecast, particularly after substantial movements
in the S&P TSX Index. The latest ranking of the TSX is 6. Forecast-Chart.com
publishes a 10 Year Forecast for 12 of the 23 stock market indexes covered at
Forecast-Chart.com. 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 and the NASDAQ 100. To see these
forecasts, click the Stock Market Forecast link at the top of any page, then
select the index you are interested in. The forecast for the TSX Composite
Index is designed for Canadian Dollar based investors . Returns for investors
not based in the Canadian Dollar will be affected by currency fluctuations.

The last time that the TSX Composite received the worst rank (1) was 9/2000,
when the TSX Composite Index closed at 10321. The last time that the TSX
Composite received a rank of 2 was 10/2007, when the TSX Composite Index
closed at 14625.  Last month's close for the TSX Composite is in the Market
Highlights section below.

Part 2

All Time High                          15626 (August, 2014)
April, 2015 close                    15225
Decline From All Time High     3%
10 Year Return                       57%
5 Year Low                             11294 (June, 2010)
Gain From 5 Year Low            35%

The highest all time monthly close in the TSX was 15626 in August, of 2014.
The April, 2015 close was 15225. That's a decline of 401 points or 3% below
the TSX Composite all time high.  The TSX Composite Index is up 57% over the
last 10 years. It has gained 4% over the last 12 months.

The April close was 322.08 points higher than the March, 2015 close of 14902,
resulting in a 2.16% rise in April.

The 5 year market low for the TSX Composite Stock Index was 11294 in June of
2010. The April, 2015 close at 15224.52 represents a 35% gain since June,

Forecast-Chart.com's historical research covers the S&P TSX Index back to
January, 2000. All calculations are based on the monthly market close in the
TSX, excluding dividends.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the TSX Composite. 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
TSX Composite 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, 1999 - 2015: TSX Composite Index

Rolling Period          Last / Percentile          Best / Average / Worst
  1 Year                     4% / 38th                    43% / 5% / -40%
  2 Year                     22% / 64th                  74% / 11% / -41%
  4 Year                     9% / 46th                    113% / 25% / -24%
  8 Year                     12% / 5th                    123% / 44% / -4%

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, (5/2013 - 4/2015), the TSX Composite Index
returned 22%. That period scored in the 64th percentile, meaning that it scored
better than 64% of all rolling 2 year periods since 1999. The Best rolling 2 Year
period since 1999 returned 74%. The worst returned -41%. The average rolling
2 year period returned 11%.

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 TSX Composite Index are as
1 Year: 173
2 Year: 161
4 Year: 137
8 Year: 89
16 Year: 0

Dividends are not included.

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Monthly close for the S&P/TSX Composite Stock Index is plotted in gray. The forecast for the target
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Composite Stock Index for the target month
May 2016
Updated Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
TSX Composite Index Stock Market Forecast
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