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Market Commentary  19231
April, 2015 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 1.9%         Rank: 6 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23.2%       Rank: 3 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              120.6%      Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   210.7%       Rank: 2 out of 23

Returns for the NASDAQ 100 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the NASDAQ was 1.9% in the last month. With that
return, the NASDAQ 100 Index was ranked 6th out of the 23 indexes reviewed
in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the NASDAQ 100 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The NASDAQ 100 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During April of 2015, the NASDAQ 100 had a rank of 6 with a return of 1.86%.
The top ranked index during April was the Hang Seng Index, with a return of
12.98%. The worst performing index during that period was the DAX Stock Index
with a return of -4.28%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 0.61%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 0.88%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the NASDAQ 100 had a rank of 3 with a return of
23%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 36%. The worst performing index during that period was the S&P
Global Index with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 11%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2015,  the NASDAQ 100 was the top
performing index with a return of 121%. The worst performing index during that
period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 17%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 70%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 61%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2015, the NASDAQ 100 had a rank of 2 with
a return of 211%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 261%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 24%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 98%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























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NASDAQ 100 Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
17.3
-30.5
-35.6
32.1
26.1
7.3
12.3
28.1
33.9
-3.2
18.7
19.9
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
-11.3
7.1
6.9
10.5
13.5
26.2
-10.4
65.0
8.9
10.6
1.5
42.5
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
42.5
20.6
85.3
102.0
-36.8
-32.7
-37.6
49.1
10.4
1.5
6.8
18.7
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
-41.9
53.5
19.2
2.7
16.8
35.0
17.9
The annual gain or loss in the NASDAQ 100 index from 1972 to present.
Dividends are not included.
NASDAQ 100 Stock Index - 36 Year Graph
NASDAQ 100 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the NASDAQ 100 Stock Index in logarithmic scale.
Updated Thursday, May 28, 2015. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this
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10 Year Chart - NASDAQ 100 Stock Index
40 Year Graph - NASDAQ 100 Index
Stock Market Performance Ranking: NASDAQ 100 Index
'70
1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1985
1990
1980
1975