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NASDAQ Composite: How Today's 4000 is Different from 1999 Updated: 4/2/2014

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In the final days of 1999, the NASDAQ Composite (COMP) index reached the 4000 milestone for the first time since its creation in 1971. What, in retrospect, became known as the "tech" or "dot-com" mania was well underway. By early March 2000, the composite would reach an all-time peak of 5049, after which it began its precipitous decline. Now, some 14 years later, the NASDAQ Composite has climbed above the 4000 mark again. But in the intervening years, the index composition and valuation have experienced dramatic changes in many large and subtle ways.

Read more about the changes in the NASDAQ Composite components, valuations and weightings since the burst of the tech bubble 14 years ago. Submit the form below to receive your complimentary copy of the NASDAQ Composite Whitepaper now:

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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