After NASDAQ shut down for a period of time on Thursday, its CEO went on CNBC to try and defend its response to the mishap.
She took the company public in 1998, and it now trades on the NASDAQ.
The NASDAQ Composite finished in the red, slipping 1.8 percent, to 2,605.15.
Making it to the NASDAQ 100 is seen by many as a rite of passage from fledgling startup to serious player.
All major stock benchmarks, including the NASDAQ Composite Index, are nearing year highs.
Everyone was aware Bernie was a Wall Street legend and even held the title of chairman of NASDAQ.
After all, investment products that track the NASDAQ 100 will now have to add Tesla to their holdings.
The Thomas Kinkade Co. went public on the NASDAQ in 1994 and moved to the NYSE in 1998.
Without its accessible, hyper-functioning electronic exchanges, there is no NASDAQ.
The long-term chart of the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index looks like the profile of an Alps stage of the Tour de France.
U.S. stock exchange, founded 1971, an acronym from National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.
An electronic stock market, where all trading takes place through NASDAQ's computer network rather than at a central trading location. Started in 1971, NASDAQ surpassed the New York Stock Exchange in annual share volume during the 1990s, mainly because of its popularity with investors of emerging high-tech companies. Microsoft®, for example, is listed on NASDAQ.