Nasdaq Composite Index - Real-Time Streaming/ Historical Chart (Line, Candlestick, Bar, P&F)

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Real-time streaming chart (Composite Index) can be customized. You can change the time period (1 minute, 10 minute, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week), time frame (from 10 to 500 time periods), chart type (bar, candle, line, P&F) or change/add technical indicator (Volume, RSI, MACD, Stohastic, Momentum and others); just move your mouse over the chart and notice the Options button in the right top corner of the chart. Click on this button and then adapt the settings according to your needs in the drop menu. You can also Detach the chart in a separate window and zoom it or even make it full-screen.


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About NASDAQ Composite Index

The NASDAQ Composite index was launched on 5th February, 1971 and is a stock market index of stocks and securities listed with the NASDAQ, and acronym for the phrase National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. However, unlike the NASDAQ stock market it is not limited only to American companies and is believed to be featuring more than 3000 components of technology and growth companies, both American as well as non-American.

Being a financial index, the NASDAQ Comp. index chart is closely followed by many people around the globe as a yardstick for measuring the day-to-day performance of the stock market and predicting the direction in which the economy might be headed. The unique nature of this index is reflected by the fact that the value of the stock which is quoted is not only based on the share price but on the market value or market capitalization of the firm as well. Hence, the final value which is derived is an outcome of the stock price multiplied by the outstanding number of shares and is indicative of the worth of the company in the market. It is due to this reason that this index is swayed more by larger companies as compared to the smaller ones.

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The notion of creating a NASDAQ Composite index was conceived for the first time in 1961 when the parent body, the National Association of Securities Dealers was entrusted with the responsibility of studying the fragmentation prevalent in the over-the-counter stock market. It was with the intention of making the entire system automated that the NASDAQ Composite index was established 10 years later commencing with a base value of 100 points. A glance at the growth chart of this index would reveal that while it remained at the same level for the first 10 to 15 years, it was from 1985 onwards that the momentum picked up and continued rising till it reached its pinnacle in the year 2000. Since then, the index has exhibited a choppy curve wherein there have been a number of surges and falls till its present state.

A detailed study of the NASDAQ Composite index chart reveals certain high points of the market like closing for the first time above the 1000 mark on 17th July, 1995, and closing at an all time intra day high on 10th March, 2000. This was followed by the onset of the bear market which was followed by a long spell of volatility with the index recording a number of sporadic intra day high points in 2001, 2007 and 2008. The next rally after the one which had occurred on 13th October, 2008, took place in January, 2010, when the index made an astonishing 79% recovery although it still closed well below it all time high achieved in the year 2000.

As a contrast to its high points, this index has had its lowest points as well and the most profound decline occurred subsequent to its introduction in 1973-74 due to the stock market crash, the oil crisis and the Yom Kippur war. However, this proved to be only an initial setback which gave way to a steady growth trend till the legendary high point in 2000. The fall from this pinnacle is attributed to the bursting of the dot com bubble with the index reflecting its bearish phase by hitting the rock bottom on 10th October, 2002. The first half of the new millennium did not begin well for this index due to a number of factors like the onset of the recessionary trend, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the afghan war followed by the invasion of Afghanistan. Some of the noteworthy low points as shown by the chart of the index during this phase occurred on 6th February, 2008, 29th September, 2008 and on 9th March, 2009, as a result of the financial crisis.

To be included in the NASDAQ Composite index, the organization has to meet certain mandatory eligibility criteria the foremost amongst which is its listing on the NASDAQ stock market. In addition, the organization would need to display security in form of ADRsí, common stock, ordinary shares, tracking stocks and so on failing which it could be deemed ineligible for being listed in this index.

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