By Jonathan Davies

The Nasdaq stock market closed at a record high on Thursday, beating its peak of the dot-com boom.

The tech-focused index closed at 5,056.06, beating the previous record of 5,048.62 it hit on 10 March 2000.

Other US markets like the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have recently hit several records, but the Nasdaq has taken a little longer to catch up.

Apple's performance over the past decade has given a huge boost to the Nasdaq. The tech giant has added $750 billion and 10% to the market's overall value.