1. Nasdaq 100
The Nasdaq Composite Index (NDX) is a stock market index composed of the 30 largest companies listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
2. Nasdaq Composite Index History
The Nasdaq Composite was created in 1971 and began trading on March 8th of that year. In its first year, the index consisted of only 31 stocks. Since then, the number of components has grown steadily until today, where it consists of over 2000 different companies.
3. Nasdaq Composite Index Today
Today, the Nasdaq Composite Index is the second-largest stock market index in the world, behind the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and ahead of the S&P 500. The index is based out of New York City and is maintained by Nasdaq Inc., a company located in Times Square.
4. Nasdaq Composite Index Components
The Nasdaq Composite contains two major sectors: Technology and Consumer Discretionary. Within these two categories, the index includes many different subsectors. These include Biotechnology, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Information Technology, Industrials, Materials, Media & Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Retail, Utilities, and Others.
5. Nasdaq Composite Index Performance
In recent years, the Nasdaq Composite has been performing well. From January 1st, 2008 to December 31st, 2018, the index gained approximately 6.9%. However, the index has seen some volatility since then. On September 23rd, 2019, the index dropped about 2.8% before recovering slightly.
6. Nasdaq Composite Index Market Cap
As of August 24th, 2020, the Nasdaq Composite had a total market cap of $1.97 trillion.
7. Nasdaq Composite Index Volume
On average, the Nasdaq Composite sees around 5 million shares traded per day.