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What is the NASDAQ 100?

The NASDAQ 100 is one of the largest indices in the US, comprising the 102 most liquid companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange, the second-largest automated stock exchange in the U.S.A. 54% of the index’s composition is made up of companies from the technology sector. Due to this, the index is the most commonly used benchmark for US technology funds.

Investors are the ones who indirectly determine whether a company will be part of the NASDAQ 100 since any company’s inclusion in the index is linked to market capitalization and stock price. The index is based on a modified capitalization methodology that uses individual weights for constituent items. The weights are set according to each company’s market capitalization and allow for constraints that limit the influence of the largest index’s constituents.

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History of the NASDAQ 100

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ) was launched in 1971, following a request by the U.S. Congress to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates it.

On February 5, 1971, NASDAQ launched the NASDAQ Composite Index comprising the stocks of about 5,000 companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. On January 31, 1985, NASDAQ launched the NASDAQ 100 index which included technology, communications, biotechnology, transportation, and media companies. The index closed its first day at 132.29 points. On the same day, NASDAQ also launched a second index, the NASDAQ Financial-100, which was exclusively dedicated to the banking sector.

In addition, the NASDAQ Stock Exchange split the NASDAQ 100 into two different sub-indices, the NASDAQ-100 Tech focusing exclusively on the technology sector and the NASDAQ 100 Ex-Tech to include companies outside the technology sector. The latter index includes retail and distribution companies such as eBay or Amazon.

Since its launch, the NASDAQ 100 has had more than 467 companies included in it at some point. Of the original companies that made up the index on the day it was founded, some - such as Costco, Intel, and Apple - are still in the index today (July 2021).

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NASDAQ Selection Standards

The review of constituent companies takes place at least once a year. All changes are communicated at least 5 working days in advance.

To join the index, companies must have a daily volume of at least 200,000 shares and be listed exclusively on the NASDAQ in the Global Market or Global Select tiers. They also need to have been available for trading on an established American market for at least 3 months, not be in bankruptcy proceedings, and have updated quarterly and annual reports.

A company can be removed from the index if it fails to achieve an index weighting of at least one-tenth of a percent for two consecutive months. In 2014, NASDAQ allowed companies with multiple classes of stocks to include all of them in their index composition. For this reason, when looking at the list of companies that make up the index, you may see repetition in company names.

NASDAQ 100 Historical Records


Like all indices, the NASDAQ 100 fluctuates and records highs and lows.

The index rose above 4,700 for the first time in 2000, as a result of the dot-com boom. In 2002, during the stock market crash, it fell 78%.

2020 marked a turning point in all stock markets due to the coronavirus pandemic. On April 3, 2020, the index fell below 7,000 points.

On July 26, 2021, a few days after most of the technology companies that comprise it published their results, the US index broke its all-time high, reaching 15,125.95 points.

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List of Companies as of 30/08/2021: 

1. Apple Inc. 35. MercadoLibre, Inc. 69. American Electric Power Company, Inc.
2. Microsoft Corporation 36. Atlassian Corporation Plc Class A 70. The Kraft Heinz Company
3. Alphabet Inc. Class C 37. Gilead Sciences, Inc. 71. Marriott International Class A
4. Alphabet Inc. Class A 38. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. 72. Microchip Technology Incorporated
5. Amazon.com, Inc. 39. Lam Research Corporation 73. Ross Stores, Inc.
6. Facebook, Inc. 40. Mondelez International, Inc. Class A 74. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
7. Tesla, Inc. 41. Micron Technology, Inc. 75. Paychex, Inc.
8. NVIDIA Corporation 42. Fiserv, Inc. 76. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.
9. ASML Holding N.V. 43. CSX Corporation 77. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A
10. PayPal Holdings, Inc. 44. Illumina, Inc. 78. Electronic Arts Inc.
11. Adobe Inc. 45. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 79. Cintas Corporation
12. Comcast Corporation Class A 46. Autodesk, Inc. 80. Okta, Inc. Class A
13. Cisco Systems, Inc. 47. Workday, Inc. Class A 81. Match Group, Inc.
14. Netflix, Inc. 48. Activision Blizzard, Inc. 82. Xilinx, Inc.
15. Intel Corporation 49. CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. Class A 83. Xcel Energy Inc.
16. PepsiCo, Inc. 50. NetEase, Inc. 84. Copart, Inc. (DE)
17. Broadcom Inc. 51. Analog Devices, Inc. 85. Verisk Analytics, Inc.
18. Costco Wholesale Corporation 52. NXP Semiconductors N.V. 86. Fastenal Company
19. Texas Instruments Incorporated 53. DocuSign, Inc. 87. ANSYS, Inc.
20. T-Mobile US, Inc. 54. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. 88. Peloton Interactive, Inc. Class A
21. Charter Communications, Inc. Class A 55. Align Technology, Inc. 89. Seagen Inc.
22. QUALCOMM Incorporated 56. lululemon athletica inc. 90. Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
23. Honeywell International Inc. 57. Baidu, Inc. 91. PACCAR Inc.
24. Intuit Inc. 58. KLA Corporation 92. CDW Corporation
25. Moderna, Inc. 59. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated 93. Splunk Inc.
26. Starbucks Corporation 60. Monster Beverage Corporation 94. Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
27. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 61. Biogen Inc. 95. VeriSign, Inc.
28. Amgen Inc. 62. Synopsys, Inc. 96. Cerner Corporation
29. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 63. DexCom, Inc. 97. Fox Corporation Class A
30. Applied Materials, Inc. 64. Marvell Technology, Inc. 98. Dollar Tree Inc.
31. JD.com, Inc. 65. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. 99. Fox Corporation Class B
32. Pinduoduo Inc. 66. eBay Inc. 100. Trip.com Group Limited
33. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Class A 67. Exelon Corporation 101. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
34. Booking Holdings Inc. 68. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. 102. Incyte Corp.
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