Nasdaq 100 Index

What is ‘Nasdaq 100 Index’

An index composed of the 100 largest, most actively traded U.S companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. This index includes companies from a broad range of industries with the exception of those that operate in the financial industry, such as banks and investment companies.

Explaining ‘Nasdaq 100 Index’

Individual investors are able to gain exposure to the Nasdaq 100 index by purchasing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are specifically designed to track its performance. The most popular of these ETFs is known as the QQQQ.

Further Reading

  • Stock splits and liquidity: the case of the Nasdaq‐100 index tracking stock – [PDF]
  • The effects of board independence and CEO duality on firm performance: evidence from the NASDAQ-100 index with controls for endogeneity – [PDF]
  • The motivations of earnings management and financial aggressiveness in American firms listed on the NASDAQ 100 – [PDF]
  • Relationships between implied volatility indexes and stock index returns – [PDF]
  • A variational mode decompoisition approach for analysis and forecasting of economic and financial time series – [PDF]
  • Outliers and GARCH models in financial data – [PDF]
  • The impact of trades by traders on asymmetric volatility for Nasdaq‐100 index futures – [PDF]
  • Price discovery across the stock index futures and the ETF markets: intra-day evidence from the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100 and DJIA indices – [PDF]
  • The Nasdaq volatility index during and after the bubble – [PDF]
  • What happens when a stock is added to the Nasdaq-100 index? What doesn't happen? – [PDF]