NDX to SPX Ratio Equals to 3.5
Mohamed A. El-Erian, a chief economic adviser of Allianz, notes a sharp rise in the ratio between the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 indices. Both indices have shown significant growth in recent months.
@markets chart on the massive out-performance of the #nasdaq--and this relative to an S&P index that, itself, has been on fire. As noted earlier, tech"s relative out-performance makes sense given business trends and balance sheets The tricky issue is absolute valuations #markets Mohamed A. El-Erian via Twitter
The S&P 500 index, which includes 500 largest companies on the US market based on capitalization, has been continuously growing over the past 5 months, setting new all-time highs. However, the Nasdaq 100, which includes tech companies, largely outperformed the S&P 500 in this race. The ratio between the two indices now stands at 3.5, the largest gap between the two in the past 20 years.
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The last time the ratio reached this size was in early 2000. At that time, there was a sharp rise in the popularity of technology stocks, which eventually led to the bursting of the dot-com bubble.
Analysts have already noted the explosive growth of the tech sector. The 5 largest companies have been pushing the entire S&P 500 up for several months.
Earlier, It also became known that the Nasdaq 100 index rose by 1% thanks to the growth of shares of only three companies, Tesla, Amazon and Apple, although the other 97 companies were falling at that time.