Nasdaq-100 Historical Returns

According to official data at the beginning of Oct 1985, the NDX Index was trading at $115.48, and now the current price of NSX Index is $10,971.2. The index has made more than 14.74% CAGR in the last 36 years which means if you had invested $100 during 1986, you would have a portfolio of more than $14132 by the end of 2021.

In the last 10 years, the Nasdaq 100 Index has generated an absolute return of 702.29% with a CAGR of 21.76%.


Nasdaq 100 Historical Chart

Nasdaq 100 YTD Returns 2022

Check below the absolute returns of the NASDAQ-100 Index in the 2022:

2022NASDAQ 100 Return
Jan− 8.52%
Feb− 4.64%
March+ 4.82%
April− 13.37%
May− 1.65%
June− 9.00%
July+ 12.55%

Nasdaq Return By Year (1986-2022)

Note: The above data shows the annual percentage change in the NASDAQ-100 index (exclusive of dividends.)

Nasdaq 100 vs S&P 500 Historical Performance

Nasdaq and S&P-500 are popular indices that reflect the performance of the US stock market. In recent years, the tech-heavy index Nasdaq 100 has generated better returns compared to S&P 500 returns.

How to Invest in Nasdaq 100?

Investing in an index fund is one of the best strategies for investors as the majority of mutual funds fail to generate higher returns than the benchmark index. Introduced in 1985, the “NASDAQ-100” is a popular stock market index consisting of the largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

The Nasdaq-100 has 58.7% weight in Technology Sector and 20.8% weight in Consumer Discretionary Section. Therefore it is a good option for those investors who want to aggressively invest in tech sectors and FAANG stocks (Meta (FB), Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google).

The best way to invest in Nasdaq is to buy Nasdaq-100 ETFs or Index funds, which allow them to invest in one click without any complication.

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