Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Dow vs The Nasdaq

"Importantly, the current cyclical bull-market rally has been pushed by non-defensive sectors like technology, which has led the Standard & Poor's 500 sectors, with financials the second-biggest gainer." Explain the Dow vs the Nasdaq.  What happened last friday and was it really historic?
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  1. Dow vs Nasdaq was a big debate, people said that Dow going 13,000 was not as a big of a deal than Nasdaq going 3,000 because Nasdaq is mostly technology which it benefits people and it means new technologies are appearing. People investing in new technologies and people making money from it helps them. For example the phone industry is mind blasting there is a lot of businesses competing to get the most consumers. We believe that Nasdaq going 3,00 might not be historic but only a step forward to more because technology is getting more advanced as each year passes so technology is going to get stronger and stronger.

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YF_7CHudWc

      No, your answer is not correct. You need to check out the answers you're giving before just blob-bloggifying it online. try to talk with your partner instead of just trying to "do this for them" It affects you grade and you sound like you really don't know what you're saying.

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  2. Nasdaq has gained earnings of 3,000 in real earnings such as Microsoft. They have improved over the years and are now investing in more profitable areas. The Dow is known for having a higher gain, but with less influence. The worth of gain from the Dow is not comparable to Nasdaq. The Dow has though broken there struggle to gain more efficiently The Dow has gained more real earnings as it has more reliable sources. Therefore, the Dow has gained more ethos as a result.

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    1. This is just strange. I just don't understand it. I don't know what you're saying and your answers should be more clear.

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  3. Nasdaq measure about 3,00 stocks, while the dow measures only 30. Many people believe the gains in the Nasdaq to be more important and relevant because of this. The nasdaq better represents what is going on in the market. It represents all the technology on the market, which is making some of the biggest gains currently. Last Friday, the Nasdaq passed 3,00. This is the first time that this happened while being "rational" and therefore, economists see it to be incredibly important and also historic. It represents the growth and progress that many businesses are making.

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    1. Yes, this makes sense, but historically what does the Dow say as opposed to the Nasdaq?

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    2. Historically, big changes in the Dow indicate investors confidence in stock, whereas the Nasdaq represents "real earnings" and where tech investors are moving towards. Also, the Dow is price weighted(meaning that changes in the Dow indicate price changes in the value of the stock) while the Nasdaq is market cap weighted (meaning that larger companies influence the Nasdaq more than smaller companies). Sherry is correct in her explanations of the differences in Dow vs. Nasdaq.

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  4. Dow vs Nasdaq is a significant event in the stock market. The rise of Dow is just as important as the ascent of Nasdaq. The 3,000 mark, which Nasdaq hit, is considered an "historic high." Dow has exceeded the 13,000 mark many times, so it wasn't as much of a shock. The last time Nasdaq had hit around 3,000 was in 2001.

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  5. You need to take another look at what this is. It seems like you're regurgitating information without really understanding it.
    http://youtu.be/BXCUe6M8BAs - Check out this mini lesson

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  6. Nasdqad measures around 3,000 stocks while the Dow measures around 30. The accomplishment of hitting 3,000 mark is a historic high and while the Dow hasn't had something like that it still plays a vital role to the rise of Nasdaq.

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  7. Favi/Gloria/Clayton/5February 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    The Nasdaq vs Dow is a heated argument. The Nasdaq regulates about 3000 stocks and the dow represent only 30. It all depends on what lifestyle you live. If you are somehow related to the motor industry or the food industry the Dow is more important for you, but if you are somehow tied in with Technology the Nasdaq is for you. This is where the heated debate happens because the Motor industry plummeted and the Technology industry is going to always stay strong because there is always going to be new Technology. Favi remembers when people would tell his dad to invest in the Dow because the car companies are solid and they aren't going to crash. They were wrong. The Nasdaq is doing historical things nowadays and we believe that the tides have changed. This achievement represents the growth that these Technology companies are making.

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  8. Nasdaq regulates about 3000 stocks and the dow represents only 30. if you go for the food industries the dow should be most important to you but if you go for the technology the nasdaq should be your interest.

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  9. So after reading the article, I think I understood it a bit. I think also know why some people are confused about this article so I'll try my best to explain. The reason why Dow 13,000 is not important as Nasdaq 3,000 because, first the Dow only has about 30 companies, and secondary, the math. Okay, first, I'm not talking about which side is more important because everyone obviously need food and technology stuff. But hey, Dow only has 30 industrial companies, assume they'd break down, the economy would get hit but we'd still survive it (I hope)but we'd die if it's the Nasdaq's companies that break down - they're bigger than Dow. And secondary, for example, the classic how to slice a cake problem. You'd get a bigger piece of cake when you slice it in half than in four pieces. So, the Dow divides itself into thousands of pieces and everyone is able to purchase a shares or a stock, whereas, the Nasdaq keep itself as a chunk and it's harder for us, normal people, to purchase a share or a stock of it. It's because of the value! Assume a stock in Dow worth $1 and a stock in Nasdaq worth $2, would you like to own 3 stocks of Nasdaq or 4 stocks of Dow? I think these information are important to investors and companies. I hope my logic make sense.

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