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About CAC 40 (French Stock Market Index)
The CAC 40 (Cotation Assistée en Continu) is the most Important Index made up of 40 largest France registered companies and it is leading index of the Paris stock exchange. The CAC 40 was only introduced on 31 December 1987; The baseline value was established at1,000 points at this time. Its prices were calculated retroactively back to the year 1969, and the weekly prices from 1965.
The CAC 40 consists of the 40 France companies in terms of their highest market capitalization. The CAC 40 represent around 15 of the entire market capitalization and the market price of the shares in free float traded on the Paris Stock Exchange.
With a view to being included in the CAC 40, a share should fulfill certain criteria. For example, the company must be among France’s most important companies and must be domiciled in France. Furthermore, the company’s shares must be among the hundred most traded shares on the Paris stock exchange. The composition of the CAC 40 and the weighting of the shares included in it are reviewed quarterly by a commission and adjusted when necessary.
The CAC 40 is traded each trading day on the Paris stock exchange between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm; the index level is calculated and updated and published once a second.