Bloomberg: Chart of the Day

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Here’s my chart for today. I’ll talk about it shortly after 3:30 p.m. Eastern (12:30 p.m. Pacific) on the Bloomberg Businessweek radio show. Also, I’ll present my Stock of the Day just after 4:05 p.m. (1:05 p.m.) on the radio and later on social media. You can hear me on Bloomberg Radio or see me at Bloomberg Global News on YouTube. Earlier charts are on my Tumblr page.
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U.S. stocks are increasingly being dominated by the largest of the large. The Nasdaq-100 Index, where the five most valuable companies have twice the clout they do in the S&P 500 Index, shows as much. For the last three trading days, the Nasdaq-100’s ratio to the S&P 500 closed at records. The first topped a March 2000 peak. What’s more, the indicator widened its lead over a ratio of the indexes’ equal-weight versions. Monday’s gap totaled 76 percentage points since June 2005, when the equal-weight Nasdaq-100 debuted. The original ratio climbed 164% for the period, while the equal-weight version rose 88%.
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