2022 NASDAQ Return

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The NASDAQ returned -33.47% in 2022. Using a better calculation, which includes dividend reinvestment, the NASDAQ returned -32.54%.

The 2022 NASDAQ Return: Even in Tech You Should Reinvest

The above returns assumed you bought the NASDAQ index at the open on January 3rd, 2022 and sold at close on December 30, 2022.

Prefer a "full year" of history? If you bought the closing price on December 31, 2021 and sold the closing price on December 30, 2022, your returns were -33.10% and -32.54%, respectively.

2022 NASDAQ Index Price Return

Price Based On2022 BeginDec 30 CloseReturn
Jan 3 Open15732.5010466.48-33.47%
Dec 31 Close15644.9710466.48-33.10%

NASDAQ Reinvested Dividend Return in 2022

Price Based On2022 BeginDec 30 CloseReturn
Jan 3 Open18764.5012588.95-32.91%
Dec 31 Close18660.0712588.95-32.54%

As I say every year, your timing doesn't matter that much. Either way, if you invested in a NASDAQ fund (or a tech fund), you likely had a terrible 2022. But overall: as the old joke goes, time in the market beats timing the market.

And although it doesn't matter as much as for other indices (tech doesn't pay as many dividends!), dividends do matter on the NASDAQ.

Source on the 2022 NASDAQ Return Calculations

The NASDAQ Index is owned and computed by NASDAQ Indexes. There you'll find the index level and total return data. Find NASDAQ total return data here or on investing.com.

See NASDAQ returns in other years:



PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

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