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An introduction to NASDAQ 100
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Navigate the NASDAQ 100 with our guide. Explore the index's methodology, high-tech leaders, and market insights for savvy investing.

An introduction to the NASDAQ 100

What is the Nasdaq 100?

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NASDAQ Index multi-year chart

Talking about NASDAQ 100

Constituent stocks

Ranking Stock name Stock symbol
1 Apple Inc AAPL
2 Microsoft Corp MSFT
3 Amazon.com Inc AMZN
4 Broadcom Inc AVGO
5 Meta Platforms Inc META
6 NVIDIA Corp NVDA
7 Tesla Inc TSLA
8 Alphabet Inc GOOGL
9 Alphabet Inc GOOG
10 Costco Wholesale Corp COST
Excluded Added
Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY),Enphase Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH), JD.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: JD), Lucid Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID),Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZM). CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDW), Coca-Cola Europacific Partners plc (Nasdaq: CCEP), DoorDash, Inc. (Nasdaq: DASH), MongoDB, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDB), Roper Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROP), Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLK)

Calculating the NASDAQ 100

The movement of the NASDAQ 100

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Source: Tradingview - The movement of Nasdaq 100 Several events have impacted the NASDAQ 100 during the past 20 years.

The other three key US stock indices

Item NASDAQ 100 Dow Jones
Launched  1985 1896
Calculation & publication company NASDAQ S&P Dow Jones Indices
Number of constituent stocks 100 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies) 30 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies)
Calculation method  Capitalisation-weighted average Price-weighted average
Features Stock index for high tech and IT sectors (except financial) A stock index consisting of 30 stocks, excluding those in capital goods, service, transportation, public utility sectors
Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones performance comparison chart
Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones performance comparison chart
Stock Index March 2003 February 2023
NASDAQ 100 0% About + 1,126%
Dow Jones 0% About + 331%
Item NASDAQ 100 S&P 500
Launched  1985 1957
Calculation & publication company NASDAQ S&P Dow Jones Indices
Number of constituent stocks 100 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies) 500 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies)
Calculation method Capitalisation-weighted average Capitalisation-weighted average
Features The stock price index for high tech and IT sectors (except financial) A closely watched stock index that serves as a benchmark for the US stock market
Nasdaq 100 and S&P comparison chart
Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 performance comparison chart
Stock Index March 2003 February 2023
NASDAQ 100 0% About + 1,112%
S&P 500 0% About 383%
Item NASDAQ 100 Russell 2000
Launched 1985 1984
Calculation & publishing company NASDAQ  Russell Investments
Number of constituent stocks 100 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies) 2,000 stocks (NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies)
Calculation method Capitalisation-weighted average Capitalisation-weighted average
Features Stock index for high-tech and IT sectors (except financial) An index of small-cap stocks (more sensitive to economic trends than a large-cap index)
Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000 performance comparison chart
Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000 performance comparison chart
Stock Index March 2003 February 2023
NASDAQ 100 0% About + 1,112%
Russell 2000 0% About + 465%

How to invest in the NASDAQ 100