Market Extra: Nasdaq trades above historic milestone of 6,000 as stock market rallies

The Nasdaq Composite Index in early Tuesday trade hit a major milestone: surpassing Nasdaq 6,000.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.64% touched at an intraday record of 6,022, up 0.7%, Tuesday morning in New York.

“The Nasdaq has not seen a major new high, which is to say a breakthrough of a big round number, since way back in 2000,” said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network, back in February when the Nasdaq was flirting with those lofty levels.

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Indeed, the last time the Nasdaq was somersaulting higher was in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the notorious dot-com bubble.

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