Google 1 year Stock Performance compared to NASDAQ, Yahoo, Microsoft and News Corp Google Inc. ( NASDAQ: GOOG ) is one of the Top 20 Innovators of The Innovation Index. Microsoft ( NASDAQ: MSFT ) is also part of The Innovation Index. Yahoo ( NASDAQ: YHOO ) belonged in The Innovation Index in 2007. Google one year stock performance beats NASDAQ, Microsoft, Yahoo and News Corp combined. Although all these innovators are in the negative in 2008 - except for Yahoo owing to the pending acquisition offer from Microsoft. How will 2008 shape out for these innovators? The Innovation Index predicts double-digit gains for each of these innovators' stock performance in 2008. This will be due to strong summer and Fall earnings seasons, and investors returning after the hiatus. This means Google could well exceed the high point of $747 set in 2007. The Innovation Index is long on Google and Microsoft. The Innovation Index Reports : Invest in The Innovation Index - Innovation Index Fund tracks The Innovation Index The Innovation Index closes 2007 at 66% - 2007 Annual Report on the Innovation Index Top 50 Innovative Companies in the world - 2007 Report on Top 50 Innovative Companies Annual Report - Chapter One - Total Innovation Activity - 2006 Annual Report One Annual Report - Chapter Two - The Top Innovator - 2006 Annual Report Two Annual Report - Chapter Three - The Innovation Insights - 2006 Annual Report Insights Innovation and Stock Performance Correlation - The Innovation Index and Stock Performance About The Innovation Index The Innovation Index introduced in December 2006 is a weighted stock price index of the top 20 Innovators in North America. The Innovation Index returned 66% in 2007, and returned 174% over the previous five years (2002-2006). This assumes equal investment in each stock of The Innovation Index as of December 31, 2001. An average of $100 invested in The Innovation Index on December 31, 2001 returned $454 as of December 31, 2007. By comparison, $100 invested in S & P 500 returned 28% or $129, $100 invested in NASDAQ returned 34% or $136, and $100 invested in the Dow Jones Index returned 30% or $131 through December 31, 2007. The Innovation Index beats the S & P 500, NASDAQ and Dow Jones Index by more than seven times over the past six years. Alphabetical list of the Top 20 Innovators of The Innovation Index for 2008 and their stock ticker symbols: 3M Company - ( NYSE: MMM ) Amazon.com, Inc. - ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) America Movil - ( NYSE: AMX ) Apple Inc. - ( NASDAQ: AAPL ) AT&T Inc. - ( NYSE: T ) Best Buy Co., Inc. - ( NYSE: BBY ) Cisco Systems, Inc. - ( NASDAQ: CSCO ) Costco Wholesale Corporation - ( NASDAQ: COST ) eBay Inc. - ( NASDAQ: EBAY ) General Electric Co. - ( NYSE: GE ) Google Inc. - ( NASDAQ: GOOG ) Hewlett-Packard Co. - ( NYSE: HPQ ) Intel Corporation - (NYSE: INTC) International Business Machines Corp. - ( NYSE: IBM ) Merck & Co., Inc. - ( NYSE: MRK ) McDonald's Corporation ( NYSE: MCD ) Microsoft Corporation - ( NASDAQ: MSFT ) NIKE, Inc. - ( NYSE: NKE ) Research In Motion Limited - ( NASDAQ: RIMM ) The Proctor & Gamble Company - ( NYSE: PG ) The Innovation Index will analyze the positions and standings of the Top 20 Innovators at the end of each year. For 2008, there will be no further changes in The Innovation Index. Disclaimer: The Innovation Index Group, Inc. invests in the stocks comprising The Innovation Index.