CAC 40 Continues to Strengthen (INDEXEURO: PX1)

CAC 40 Index

One of the leading indices of the European economy, CAC 40 (INDEXEURO: PX1), continues to moderately strengthen against the background of the publication of the ECB’s monetary policy report. The US stock market is closed today.

The CAC 40 Index is a benchmark French stock market index. CAC depicts a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most meaningful stocks among the 100 biggest market caps on the Euronext Paris. CAC 40 is one of the primary national indices of the EURO stock exchange group Euronext alongside Brussels‘ BEL20Lisbon‘s PSI-20 and Amsterdam‘s AEX

The positive rhetoric of the regulator supported the instrument. The forecast for real GDP growth by the end of the year is expected to reach 1.3% against the current value of 0.8%. HICP annual inflation fell to 1.2%, and a further decrease due to low energy prices is expected in the coming months. 

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Market indicators of long-term inflation expectations fell to a new record low, while the five-year forward swap rate in the EU associated with inflation was five years ahead of it by 0.92% on March 10, 2020. At the end of the report, the ECB announced the next LTRO III support program for 120 billion euros.

Among the components of the index, the growth leaders are Sodexo SA (+12.90%), Safran (+6.16%), BNP Paribas (+5.38%), Engie (+4.92%). Among the declining companies are Carrefour (–3.20%), Michelin (–0.98%).

Here is a list of all the stocks in the CAC 40:

Air Liquidecommodity chemicalsAI.PA
AtosIT servicesATO.PA
AXAfull line insuranceCS.PA
BNP ParibasbanksBNP.PA
Bouyguesheavy constructionEN.PA
CapgeminiIT servicesCAP.PA
Carrefourfood retailers and wholesalersCA.PA
Crédit AgricolebanksACA.PA
Danonefood productsBN.PA
Dassault SystèmessoftwareDSY.PA
Engiegas and electric utilityENGI.PA
Essilormedical suppliesEL.PA
Hermèsclothing and accessoriesRMS.PA
Keringretail businessKER.PA
L’Oréalpersonal productsOR.PA
Legrandelectrical components and equipmentLR.PA
LVMHclothing and accessoriesMC.PA
Pernod Ricarddistillers and vintnersRI.PA
Publicismedia agenciesPUB.PA
Safranaerospace and defenceSAF.PA
Saint-Gobainbuilding materials and fixturesSGO.PA
Schneider Electricelectrical components and equipmentSU.PA
Société GénéralebanksGLE.PA
Sodexofood services and facilities managementSW.PA
TechnipFMCOil and Gas servicesFTI
Totalintegrated oil and gasFP.PA
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfieldreal estate investment trustsURW.AS
Veoliawater, waste, transport, energyVIE.PA
Vinciheavy constructionDG.PA
Vivendibroadcasting and entertainmentVIV.PA


Support and resistance

CAC 40continues corrective growth within the local Triangle pattern. For almost the entire week, the index trades near the pattern’ resistance line but cannot break it. Both technical indicators are in positive territory, and further growth is only a matter of time.

Resistance levels: 4600.0, 5100.0.

Support levels: 4300.0, 3970.0.

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