CAC 40 is one of the major stock index is a measurement of the value of a definite shares’ group. A change in the dynamics of stock indices in course of time allows not only to estimate the general market direction but also to make money on these trends investing into the entire industries or economies at once.">stock indices in France. It includes the stocks of 40 largest by capitalization companies listed on Euronext Paris exchange.
It is being published since December 31, 1987 from the base value of 1000 pips.
The national French stock index CAC 40 depends on the general growth of the French economy and the potential of the local companies. Historically its growth potential is lower than German DAX or British FTSE 100, which reflect the states of stronger European economies.