Visual History Of The NASDAQ (QQQ)
The NASDAQ-100 has long been one of the most popular and dominant benchmarks in the global economy. Known for its tech-heavy balance, the index avoids financial institutions, making it a favorable allocation for those looking to avoid the volatility these firms have portrayed in recent years. As such, ETFs tracking the NASDAQ have been extremely coveted since their inception. PowerShares‘ QQQ ETF (QQQ, A-), Fidelity‘s (ONEQ, B+), and iShares‘ (IBB, B+) are among investors’ favorites.
Given the somewhat volatile nature of the tech industry, it should come a no surprise that the NASDAQ has seen its fair share of volatility and turnover over the years. Many of the firms that held major weightings at the height of the dotcom bubble have faded from memory, while new tech superstars have stepped up to take their place. Now, Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) dominate the top holdings [see also Stocks Kicked Out Of The NASDAQ-100 (QQQ) Since 1995].
To see the composition of the NASDAQ-100 in any subsequent year, click on the links below. All market cap data is in millions of dollars.
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