This Isn’t the Same NASDAQ Composite Index of Old

This Isn’t the Same NASDAQ Composite Index of Old Updated: 3/21/2014

The NASDAQ Composite Index – known simply as “The NASDAQ” – has crossed over 4000 again, a level last achieved 14 years ago. This time, the index composition and valuation look quite different than they did back in 1999. Since then, the Index has experienced dramatic changes reflecting market trends that are specific to NASDAQ as well as the broader economy and capital markets.

David Krein, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes Head of Research, and Jeffrey Smith, Managing Director, NASDAQ OMX Economic Research, have written a white paper on the NASDAQ Composite “A 14-year Retrospective,” which delves into one of the world’s most-watched benchmarks.
David also will be hosting a complementary Web Seminar that will showcase the white paper findings and provide an opportunity to hear from the authors and ask questions.

The web seminar will cover the growth and change of the index’s components, composition and valuation. Learn more about:

  • The number of components now versus 14 years ago and the differences between the securities’ size and valuation.
  • How and why the components have shifted
  • The extent of the index’s technology orientation
  • How this 4000 is much different than that of 1999

Join us for a complimentary web seminar on the NASDAQ Composite Index: A 14-Year Retrospective
Wednesday, April 2nd
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., ET

Register now

Submit real-time questions during the web seminar or Tweet your questions in advance to @NASDAQIndexes using #NASDAQComp.

White Paper available for download here on April 2nd.



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