Last Friday we noted that this year was the 8th best start that the S&P 500 has seen since 1928. With a year-to-date gain of 18.16%, 2012 has been an even better year for the Nasdaq Composite. Since the Nasdaq was created back in 1971, this year’s gain ranks as its fourth best ever through 53 trading days. Below we highlight the Nasdaq’s percentage change through 53 trading days for every year since 1971, sorted from the best starts to the worst. We also highlight how the Nasdaq did for the remainder of each year.
Source: Bespoke Invest