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The Nasdaq 100 Index

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the nasdaq  100 index

The Nasdaq 100 Index also known as simply Nasdaq 100 is a stock index of the United States that collects the stocks of the 100 most important companies in the industrial sector, including companies of hardware and software, telecommunications, retail sales, wholesales and biotechnology, which are enrolled in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. In this index can be both American and international companies.

This index does not include financial stocks, including investment companies which differentiates the  Nasdaq 100 from other indices such as the S&P 500.

The Nasdaq 100 is abbreviated as NDX100. Its corresponding futures are traded on the Chicago Stock Exchange (Chicago Board of Trade). These contracts, abbreviated as ND, and its mini version, abbreviated as NQ, are one of the most traded futures in the Chicago Stock Exchange.

This index was introduced to the market in January 1985.

Composition of the Nasdaq 100 Index

The index composition is reviewed annually: taking the closing price of October, a ranking is made, and in early December the changes are effective  and announced the third Friday of December. Some of the most important companies in the Nasdaq 100 index include:
  • Amazon  (AMZN).
  • Apple (AAPL).
  • DELL (DELL).
  • EBAY (EBAY).
  • Microsoft (MSFT).
  • Google (GOOG).
  • Intel (INTC).
  • Startbucks (SBUX)
  • Yahoo (YHOO).

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