Latest Commentary: -
Latest Blog: -
  • Michael Rosen Michael Rosen
  • Investment Insights are written by Angeles' CIO Michael Rosen

    Michael has more than 30 years experience as an institutional portfolio manager, investment strategist, trader and academic.

HOW THE MIGHTY FALL

Published: 11-11-2014

Between March 2000 and October 2002, the NASDAQ Index fell 75%, from over 5,000 to under 1,300. Of course, valuations were beyond silly at the peak, and I confess, following the collapse, I thought my children might one day see the index surpass its previous high.

Well, 12 years later, the NASDAQ is within 10% of its 2000 high. It’s not there yet, and it’s been a long slog to recovery, but it’s getting there.

The chart below, from Barron’s, shows the largest constituents then and now. The top 5 in 2000 still around, but 6-10 have all disappeared, either acquired or taken private. A good reminder how hard it is to stay on top.

ON-BG880_TechNa_G_20141107202234

Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates

Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates