QQQ vs. NASDAQ Composite

Discussion in 'ETFs' started by nitrene, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. nitrene


    Why is there such a large spread between the ETF and the index?


    I see no such discrepancy between DIA & the Dow or SPY & S&P 500 Index.

    Is the QQQ not the same as the NASDAQ Composite? Is there a better way to invest in the Composite index?
  2. FXforex


    • Could be slightly different percentage of holdings.
    • Chart might not be accurate.
    • The difference is so miniscule that it would be nothing to be concerned about.

  3. newwurldmn


    No. The qqq is the Nasdaq 100.
    The composite is all Nasdaq stocks.
  4. nitrene


    Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. Just like all NYSE stocks outperform the NYSE index due to the effects of the smallcap & microcap stocks.
  5. As was already mentioned QQQ and Nasdq 100 (^NDX). Ratio 40 to 1.
  6. The true relation is QQQ and NDX , but if you were comparing QQQ with it, the minor difference would be dividends.