NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Futures


The NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Futures market is characterized by its use as a direct hedge against risk and its role as a coincident indicator.

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What is the difference between NDX and Nasdaq?
What are Nasdaq 100 futures?
What are nasdaq e-mini futures?
What is the Nasdaq futures ticker?
Other NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Futures Facts


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What is the difference between NDX and Nasdaq?


NDX and Nasdaq are essentially the same index. NDX is a futures contract which is traded on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) under the ticker symbol "ND" and has an X in front of it. It was previously known as the National Dow (DOW). The index has been renamed and will go by several names.


 
 

What are Nasdaq 100 futures?


Nasdaq 100 futures are an exciting and innovative way to trade on the Nasdaq 100 stocks, and include companies like Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Nasdaq futures allow investors to predict the price action of the Nasdaq 100, and have a major impact on investor sentiment. For instance, when the Nasdaq 100 futures hit a major milestone, such as 5000 or 5500, market watchers infer that investors have high confidence in the Nasdaq 100.

 

Other NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Futures Facts

Futures are a type of a derivative contract in which the buyer needs to pay the seller for the right to buy some underlying quantity at a specified price for a fixed period of time. Therefore, futures contract involve two different parties; buyers and sellers. In the case of NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Futures, the seller is obligated to accept delivery of 100 shares of the index if and when the buyer wishes to take delivery.
 
  • What are nasdaq e-mini futures?

    Nasdaq e-mini futures, commonly referred to as NDX futures, are futures contracts on the Nasdaq 100 Futures Index. NDX futures are strongly tied to the underlying Nasdaq 100 and are sometimes used as a proxy or substitute for stock trading in vanilla equity index products. These contracts provide a means of short selling the equity index they represent and they trade on U.S.-based, electronic exchanges.
  • What is the Nasdaq futures ticker?

    The Nasdaq 100 is a stock market index of the 100 most highly capitalized stocks in the Nasdaq Composite Index, derivatives contracts based upon the Nasdaq 100 will typically have higher values than other equity index futures products when the underlying index is trending higher and lower values when the underlying index is trending lower. For example, an investor who believes that technology stocks will outperform overall market performance would purchase a Nasdaq-100 Index futures contract.