^IXIC NASDAQ Composite
Before the opening bell
Previous Close 15,037.76
Avg. Volume 4,049,391,761.90
52 Week Range 10,632.99 - 15,374.33
Day Range 14,985.20 - 15,174.01
1 Year 35.49%
- The NASDAQ Composite (^IXIC) is a stock market index of the common stocks and similar securities (e.g. ADRs, tracking stocks, limited partnership interests) listed on the NASDAQ stock market. Along with the Dow Jones Average and S&P 500 it is one of the three most-followed indices in US stock markets. The composition of the NASDAQ Composite is heavily weighted towards information technology companies. After launching in 1971 with 50 companies and a starting value of 100, the NASDAQ Composite peaked at 5048 on March 10, 2000 during the first Internet bubble, and subsequently fell to 1100 when the bubble burst. As of 24 April 2015, after over 15 years, the index had recovered to a new high of 5073, although the composition of the index is very different from what it was in the 2000s. The NASDAQ 100, whose components are a subset of the NASDAQ Composite's, accounts for over 90% of the NASDAQ Composite's movement, and there are many ETFs tracking its performance.