Visual History Of The NASDAQ (QQQ)

Published on by on March 5, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

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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Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2000
$1,205,069
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Cisco Systems Inc
$239,517
Microsoft Corp
$231,290
Intel Corp
$209,051
Oracle Corp
$147,633
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
$86,518
Oracle America Inc
$81,908
Amgen Inc
$64,950
QUALCOMM Inc
$53,045
WorldCom Inc - WorldCom Group
$45,886
Dell Inc
$45,271

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2001
$1,069,651
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$356,806
Intel Corp
$211,092
Cisco Systems Inc
$132,835
Oracle Corp
$76,807
Dell Inc
$70,858
Amgen Inc
$59,008
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
$42,102
WorldCom Inc - WorldCom Group
$41,668
Oracle America Inc
$39,872
QUALCOMM Inc
$38,603

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2002
$786,454
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$276,411
Intel Corp
$103,151
Cisco Systems Inc
$94,649
Dell Inc
$68,968
Amgen Inc
$62,217
Oracle Corp
$56,906
Comcast Corp
$53,172
QUALCOMM Inc
$28,569
Applied Materials Inc
$21,473
eBay Inc
$20,938

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2003
$1,103,170
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$295,937
Intel Corp
$209,351
Cisco Systems Inc
$167,268
Dell Inc
$87,003
Amgen Inc
$79,706
Comcast Corp
$72,538
Oracle Corp
$69,161
QUALCOMM Inc
$43,148
eBay Inc
$41,737
Applied Materials Inc
$37,321

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2004
$1,095,413
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$290,489
Intel Corp
$147,895
Cisco Systems Inc
$127,217
Dell Inc
$104,689
Amgen Inc
$81,479
eBay Inc
$77,123
Comcast Corp
$73,536
Oracle Corp
$71,685
QUALCOMM Inc
$69,497
Yahoo! Inc
$51,803

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2005
$1,078,889
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$278,358
Intel Corp
$150,484
Google Inc
$122,499
Cisco Systems Inc
$105,160
Amgen Inc
$97,338
QUALCOMM Inc
$70,832
Dell Inc
$70,488
Oracle Corp
$62,904
Apple Inc
$60,587
eBay Inc
$60,239

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2006
$1,168,597
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$293,538
Cisco Systems Inc
$165,967
Google Inc
$140,979
Intel Corp
$116,762
Oracle Corp
$88,823
Comcast Corp
$87,776
Amgen Inc
$79,685
Apple Inc
$72,901
QUALCOMM Inc
$62,450
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
$59,716

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2007
$1,397,474
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$333,054
Google Inc
$216,323
Apple Inc
$173,427
Cisco Systems Inc
$164,232
Intel Corp
$155,881
Oracle Corp
$115,639
QUALCOMM Inc
$64,396
Research In Motion Ltd
$63,618
Comcast Corp
$55,977
Dell Inc
$54,927

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2008
$827,199
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$172,930
Google Inc
$96,870
Cisco Systems Inc
$95,438
Oracle Corp
$89,469
Intel Corp
$81,539
Apple Inc
$75,871
Amgen Inc
$61,187
QUALCOMM Inc
$59,316
Comcast Corp
$48,016
Gilead Sciences Inc
$46,563

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2009
$1,344,488
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Microsoft Corp
$270,636
Google Inc
$196,701
Apple Inc
$189,618
Cisco Systems Inc
$137,717
Oracle Corp
$122,925
Vodafone Group PLC
$121,471
Intel Corp
$112,649
QUALCOMM Inc
$77,269
Amazon.com Inc
$58,245
Amgen Inc
$57,257

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2010
$1,471,269
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Apple Inc
$295,887
Microsoft Corp
$238,785
Google Inc
$189,937
Oracle Corp
$158,141
Vodafone Group PLC
$137,764
Intel Corp
$117,305
Cisco Systems Inc
$112,130
Amazon.com Inc
$80,791
QUALCOMM Inc
$80,061
Comcast Corp
$60,468

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2011
$1,529,392
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Apple Inc
$376,411
Microsoft Corp
$218,380
Google Inc
$209,199
Vodafone Group PLC
$140,632
Oracle Corp
$128,913
Intel Corp
$123,481
Cisco Systems Inc
$97,196
QUALCOMM Inc
$91,950
Amazon.com Inc
$78,718
Comcast Corp
$64,512

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2012
$1,763,765
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Apple Inc
$500,611
Google Inc
$232,441
Microsoft Corp
$224,801
Oracle Corp
$157,747
Vodafone Group PLC
$123,684
Amazon.com Inc
$113,634
QUALCOMM Inc
$105,411
Cisco Systems Inc
$104,324
Intel Corp
$102,605
Comcast Corp
$98,507

Top 10 NASDAQ Components For 2013
$2,112,640
Top 10 NASDAQ-100 Components
Apple Inc
$485,070
Google Inc
$381,270
Microsoft Corp
$298,520
Amazon.com Inc
$183,970
Facebook Inc
$143,130
Comcast Corp
$137,960
Intel Corp
$126,410
QUALCOMM Inc
$124,480
Cisco Systems Inc
$119,190
Gilead Sciences Inc
$112,640