Nasdaq Historical Data



The NASDAQ (The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is home to some of the most recognized tech companies in the world, including Google, Apple and others.

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The NASDAQ is an electronic exchange that was originally founded in 1971. There are approximately 3,800 companies currently listed on the NASDAQ.

Data Updated At The Beginning of Each Year

Note: Nasdaq data goes back to February of 1971

Note 2: Click Here To Find The NASDAQ Closing Price On Any Day From 1971 Until Present

Five Largest One Day Point Gains:

1. 2001-01-03 +324.83 points
2. 2000-12-05 +274.05 points
3. 2000-04-18 +254.41 points
4. 2000-05-30 +254.37 points
5. 2000-10-19 +247.04 points

Five Largest One Day Point Losses:

1. 2000-04-14 -355.49 points
2. 2000-04-03 -349.15 points
3. 2000-04-12 -286.27 points
4. 2000-04-10 -258.25 points
5. 2000-01-04 -229.46 points


Five Largest One Day Percentage Gains:

1. 2001-01-03 +14.17%
2. 2008-10-13 +11.81%
3. 2000-12-05 +10.48%
4. 2008-10-28 +9.53%
5. 2001-04-05 +8.92%

Five Largest One Day Percentage Losses:

1. 1987-10-19 -11.35%
2. 2000-04-14 -9.67%
3. 2008-09-29 -9.14%
4. 1987-10-26 -9.01%
5. 1987-10-20 -9.00%


Note: Yearly Data Since 1929

Five Best One Year Performances (in points)

1999, +1876.62 points
2013, +1157.08 points
2009, +692.12 points
2003, +667.86 points
1998, +622.34 points

Five Best One Year Performances (in %)

1999, +85.59%
1991, +56.86%
2003, +50.01%
2009, +43.89%
1995, +39.92%

Five Worst One Year Performances (in points)

2000, -1598.79 points
2008, -1075.25 points
2002, -614.89 points
2001, -520.12 points
1990, -81.00 points

Five Worst One Year Performances (in %)

2008, -40.54%
2000, -39.29%
1974, -35.11%
2002, -31.53%
1973, -31.06%


Five Best Single Month Performances (in points)

2000-02, +756.34 points
1999-12, +733.15 points
2000-06, +565.20 points
2000-08, +439.36 points
1999-11, +369.73 points

Five Best Single Month Performances (in %)

1999-12, +21.98%
2000-02, +19.19%
1974-10, +17.17%
1975-01, +16.65%
2000-06, +16.62%

Five Worst Single Month Performances (in points)

2000-11, -771.70 points
2000-04, -712.17 points
2001-02, -620.90 points
2000-09, -533.53 points
2000-05, -459.75 points

Five Worst Single Month Performances (in %)

1987-10, -27.23%
2000-11, -22.90%
2001-02, -22.39%
1998-08, -19.93%
2008-10, -17.73%


Five Best Single Week Performances (in points)

Week of 2000-05-30, +608.27 points
Week of 2000-01-31, +357.07 points
Week of 2000-02-28, +324.29 points
Week of 2000-04-17, +322.59 points
Week of 2000-12-04, +272.14 points

Five Best Single Week Performances (in %)

Week of 2000-05-30, +18.98%
Week of 2001-04-09, +14.01%
Week of 2008-11-24, +10.92%
Week of 2008-10-27, +10.88%
Week of 2009-03-09, +10.64%

Five Worst Single Week Performances (in points)

Week of 2000-04-10, -1125.16 points
Week of 2000-07-24, -431.45 points
Week of 2000-11-06, -422.59 points
Week of 2000-03-27, -390.20 points
Week of 2000-01-24, -348.33 points

Five Worst Single Week Performances (in %)

Week of 2000-04-10, -25.30%
Week of 1987-10-19, -19.15%
Week of 2001-09-10, -15.67%
Week of 2008-10-06, -15.30%
Week of 2000-11-06, -12.24%


Average Monthly Performance Since 1971

Return in January has been 2.7%
Return in February has been 0.5%
Return in March has been 0.83%
Return in April has been 1.51%
Return in May has been 0.8%
Return in June has been 0.72%
Return in July has been 0.17%
Return in August has been 0.15%
Return in September has been -0.49%
Return in October has been 0.56%
Return in November has been 1.56%
Return in December has been 2.01%

Highest Volume Day Ever:

2008-10-10, 4,164,090,000 shares traded

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Largest One-Day Swing (in points)

2000-04-04, 634.34 points (difference between High and Low of day)


NASDAQ Landmarks

The NASDAQ first hit 1,000 points on 1995-07-17
The NASDAQ first hit 2,000 points on 1998-07-16
The NASDAQ first hit 3,000 points on 1999-11-02
The NASDAQ first hit 4,000 points on 1999-12-23
The NASDAQ first hit 5,000 points on 2000-03-07