Nasdaq

Nasdaq Top 10 – 1999 and now…

Nasdaq 1999 to 2015

Some observations:

  1. The almost unbelievable resurgence of Apple is probably the biggest story.
  2. Microsoft and Intel have both lost almost 50% of their value over the past 15 years.
  3. The appearance and stellar growth of Google, Amazon and Facebook.
  4. You’ve gotta think that the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2009 wasn’t their greatest move (though the fact that the acquisition only cost $5.6bn when the organisation was worth $117bn 10 years earlier suggests that the decline was well underway).
  5. IBM doesn’t appear in either list. Doh, IBM isn’t on the Nasdaq. Thanks Per!
Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!