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Nasdaq 100 Index Versus S&P 500 Index 2008-2021
Above is a comparison of annual total returns – which reinvest dividends – between each index. The Nasdaq-100 TR Index has outperformed 11 out of the 14 full calendar years in our study, with a minimal underperformance of 1.20% in 2021. (On a price-return basis, 2021 was a near-tie, with the Nasdaq-100 underperforming by only 0.26%).
Despite recent overall market volatility, the Nasdaq-100 TR Index has maintained cumulative total returns of approximately 2.5 times that of the S&P500 TR Index.
Nasdaq-100 TR S&P 500 TR
Cumulative Return 803% 333%
Annualized Return 17.0% 11.0%
Annualized Volatility 23% 21%