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Nasdaq-100 Historical Returns

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 consists of the largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. 

The Nasdaq-100 has 55.45% weight in Technology Sector and 22.11% 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 (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google).

In the last 10 years, the Nasdaq 100 Index has generated an absolute return of 602.52% with a CAGR of 21.53%

NASDAQ 100 Index Performance Since Inception

At the beginning of 1986, the index was trading at 132.29, and at the end of 2020, the closing price of the index was 12888.28. The index has made more than 13% CAGR in the last 35 years that means if you had invested $100 during 1986, you would have a portfolio of more than $9700 by the end of June 2021.

Nasdaq-100 Total Returns

Check below the absolute returns of NASDAQ-100 Index in last 1 Year, 5 Years, 10 Years (Updated: 30/06/2021)

YearReturns
1 Year+44.36%
5 Year+246.85%
10 Year+602.52%

Nasdaq Annual Return Chart (1986-2021)

Note: The above data showing annual percentage change in NASDAQ-100 index and it represents performance exclusive of dividends.

YearReturn
202114.27
202047.58
201937.96
2018-1.04
201731.52
20165.89
20158.43
201417.94
201334.99
201216.82
20112.70
201019.22
200953.54
2008-41.89
200718.67
20066.79
20051.49
200410.44
200349.12
2002-37.58
2001-32.65
2000-36.84
1999101.95
199885.30
199720.63
199642.54
199542.54
19941.50
199310.58
19928.86
199164.99
1990-10.41
198926.17
198813.54
198710.50
19866.89

Also Check - 

  1. Nasdaq 100 ETF's
  2. Nasdaq 100 Weightage

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.

Abhishek Vyas

Abhishek has experience of 4 years in Finance Content writing. He writes on investing in Stock Market and Cryptocurrencies.

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