CAC 40

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CAC 40 - France's main stock index, which is operated exchange Euronext Paris. The initial value of the index 1000 points was 31 December 1987 year. CAC 40 index is calculated based on the stock price of the 40 largest companies, which are included in the listing of Euronext Paris. From 1 December 2003, the calculation takes into account only the shares that are in free float. To calculate the index on a quarterly basis going Research Council (Conseil Scientifique), which selects the top 100 companies listed on Euronext Paris, according to the market capitalization of the free float and trading volume over the last 12 months. After this, selected 40 companies that meet criteria such as "suitable underlying asset for derivatives" and "appropriate benchmark for portfolio management."

The list includes companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, L'Oréal, Michelin, Schneider Electric. The index includes only companies that are formally the French, about 45% of all the shares owned by foreign investors, led by the Germans: their share is 21%. Also, about 63% of the companies included in the CAC 40, doing business outside France. CAC Futures Index calculation is performed every 30 seconds on working days from 9.00 Exchange to 17.30 CET. It is calculated as a weighted average cost of shares of companies included in the list, in terms of capitalization.

The index of the French stock market's CAC 40 is one of the most important European stock indicators, along with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and the entire euro zone indicator STOXX 50. It is determined by the status of France, which plays a key role in the European economy and especially the index itself. The CAC 40 index includes only the shares of French companies, but most of them have signs of transnational corporations.

CAC 40 is one of the leading indicators of the trading volume in the world. The total market capitalization of companies included in the index CAC 40, more than 1,1 trillion euros. High liquidity of trading CAC 40 index - allows to predict the movement of the indicator with the help of technical analysis. The CAC 40 handy tool for traders and investors realizing short-term speculative strategies.

How Trading and Investing in Futures CAC

Futures contracts CAC 40 are one of the most convenient tools for implementing long-term strategies and short-term index trading stock indicators. Futures on the CAC 40 traded on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange and electronic trading platform Euronext LIFFE Connect under the ticker FCE.

The Futures contracts CAC is worth EUR 10 per index point. The minimum price change is 0.5 index points, or 5 euros per contract. Trades are carried out from 08.30 to 18:30 CET (Central European Summer Time) Monday through Friday. Trading on the stock exchange are held from 08.30 to 18:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time) Monday through Friday. Trading contracts FCE is during the evening session from 18:30 to 22:00 CEST. Futures on the CAC 40 are non-deliverable. Estimated payments are made on the first trading day after the expiration date. The average daily trading volume in futures on the CAC 40 is about 90 000 contracts.

Futures under the ticker FCE give traders the opportunity to trade one of the most important European stock indices - CAC 40. Indicator of the French stock market is characterized by high liquidity and correlation with the world's major stock markets, it can be used for the implementation of speculative strategies.

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