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Here’s how much a $10k investment in Nvidia stock in 1999 is now worth

Here's how much a $10k investment in Nvidia stock in 1999 is now worth

In the whirlwind year of 2023, Nvidia‘s (NASDAQ: NVDA) stock has soared to astonishing heights, riding the surging wave of artificial intelligence (AI) mania. 

Boasting a remarkable series of new all-time highs, the company has solidified its position as one of the year’s top-performing large-cap stocks. As AI technologies continue to captivate markets, Nvidia’s unprecedented rise stands as a testament to its pivotal role in shaping the future.

Even though Nvidia’s ascent in 2023 has been nothing short of impressive, the stock’s journey from its initial public offering (IPO) is even more striking.

Since going public in 1999, shares of the AI chip giant surged by an astounding 212,000%. Nvidia’s shares debuted more than 24 years ago at just $12 apiece, and now, the stock trades at over $492 after printing another record high on Wednesday, August 30.

NVDA 212,000% price surge since 1999 IPO. Source: Gurgavin

This means that if one invested $10,000 in NVDA at its IPO, this investment would today be worth a whopping $19.5 million, according to calculations disclosed by stock trader Gurgavin

During this awe-inspiring ride of over 2 decades, NVDA dropped more than 50% 12 times and plummeted 90% twice, Gurgavin added.

Nvidia stock price analysis

At the time of publication on August 31, shares of Nvidia were standing at a new historical high of $492.64, after climbing an additional 1% on Wednesday.

NVDA 1-day price chart. Source: Finbold

Over the past week, the chipmaker’s shares rallied by more than 7.4% and over 5.3% on the month. 

Year-to-date, NVDA’s price more than tripled, soaring by about 230% since January 1.

Funds miss on NVDA’s remarkable 2023 ascent

Although it is widely known that Nvidia is a robust, well-established industry leader and one of the best-performing stocks in recent years, a surprising number of experienced fund managers missed out on NVDA’s 2023 rally because they believed it was an overvalued stock.

Notably, across almost 300 mutual funds tracked by the S&P 500 or a similar stock market index, just 15% held an above-index weight in Nvidia, according to an analysis by Morningstar. 

Among funds that held below-average weight in the AI company, 85% underperformed the index in 2023, data revealed. 

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