Nasdaq looks different 15 years after its peak: then and now

Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:46pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Happy anniversary, Nasdaq. It has been 15 years since the dot.com bubble peaked on March 10, 2000, and the Nasdaq composite index .IXIC hit its lifetime intraday high of 5,132. Back then many of us were watching reality TV shows like "Survivor" and bidding up stocks of companies that had no earnings.

The index has not reached those heights since, though it briefly surpassed the 5,000 mark on March 2. It has since retreated.

These days, we are less focused on reality shows and more focused on reality - keeping tabs on dividends and price-earnings ratios, for example.

A lot has changed - Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote) wasn't even on the radar then. Now it's the most highly valued U.S. public company.

Here's a look at the Nasdaq, then and now.

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The Nasdaq logo is etched into glass at the headquarters for the Nasdaq in New York March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson