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The NASDAQ 100 index is an index of the largest nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ stock market. Though the index covers only part of the overall market, its performance is a useful gauge of investor sentiment towards large, well-known companies.

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What is NASDAQ 100 (NDX)?
Fact about NDX
How does NASDAQ 100 work
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What is NASDAQ 100 (NDX)?

A comprehensive view of U.S. stocks demonstrates the overall health of a country's economy. The NASDAQ 100 ( NDX ) index represents the largest domestically traded non-financial U.S. companies listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, covering approximately eighty percent of the total market capitalization of all NASDAQ companies. The index is widely used as a benchmark for both long- and short-term investment decisions. Most importantly, it is used to gauge progress made by a stock market in general, especially when comparing different indexes over time.


Fact about NDX

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (more commonly known as NASDAQ) is an electronic communications network that provides brokers with the systems and technologies to trade and distribute equities (stocks). The NASDAQ stock market has almost 2,400 listed issues and generates a fairly high volume of trading - this makes it a great market if you're looking to sell your company's stock.


How does NASDAQ 100 work

  • The NASDAQ 100 (NDX) is the U.S. securities exchange, which trades popular stocks and other assets. It's considered one of the most commonly traded indices in the world. If a company's shares are listed on NASDAQ 100, they're also listed on individual national exchanges. It's a broadly based national index of 100 of the largest non-financial domestic and international issues listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization.
  • The top stocks in the index usually represent approximately 80 percent of the total index value, although this may vary from time to price to time. The NASDAQ Composite is often used as a proxy for the technology weighted stock market in general.


The NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Index measures the performance of the largest non-financial domestic and international issues listed on Nasdaq. The index is market-weighted and price-weighted, meaning that issues with higher prices have more impact on the price of the index than lower-priced issues.


The NASDAQ 100 is hardly suitable for beginners, but enthusiast and intermediate traders will benefit from its ability to monitor the market in real-time.