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Best performing US stock index ETF? QQQ (Nasdaq 100)

Charting the performance of the major US stock index ETFs, the QQQ (Nasdaq 100 ETF) wins by a length.

Here's a chart of the QQQ vs. SPY (S&P 500 ETF), DIA (Dow Industrials ETF), and IWM (the Russell 2000 ETF). From the market's early 2009 lows to the present, the QQQ has steadily outpaced its rivals, gaining over 300%.

Nasdaq 100 ETF QQQ vs. SPY, IWM, DIA chart


What began as a close race has turned into a clear victory, to date, for QQQ and its nearest contender, the IWM. Small cap stocks and Nasdaq tech leaders have steadily gained ground over the course of this six-year bull market. They may also decline further when the next bear market arrives.  

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