We provide you a full list of Nasdaq 100 stocks and companies below.
This video explains the effects on the SPY but what we show you can be applied to the Nasdaq 100 Index as well.
The Nasdaq is kinda a big deal. It's such a big deal, it is the second largest cap index behind the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).
The exchange is weighted based on market cap, meaning stock like $AAPL are going to have a bigger effect on it compared to stocks like $SQ.
You may of noticed this already, but the Nasdaq list is heavily comprised of stocks that are technology based. You won't find financial stock list here. They made a separate list for only financial stocks under the Nasdaq Financial 100.
Not just any stock makes it on the list. Which makes it very popular for traders because the companies listed here have been vetted. They also can be kicked off the exchange if they fall out of compliance. Companies must not be currently in bankruptcy proceedings, and they must have an average daily trading volume of at least 200,000 shares for example. If a stock on this exchange drops below a dollar for too long, it can be warned by the Nasdaq committee and has 90 days to regain compliance (Check out our full stock indices list above). Read More
The Nasdaq 100 is one of the most popular charts that traders and investors use to invest and trade the markets. Technology stocks are very popular to trade and invest in long term. Our world is always evolving and that's what makes this sector very attractive to many investors.
So, how to do you chart this major index? Knowing how to trade the trend is very important to know as a trader. There is a phrase that's called the trend is your friend and this is very true when it comes to the $QQQ.
Technology stocks run overall with the Nasdaq index. If this index is up then many of the stocks run with it. When it's bearish then usually the stocks that are in this indices fall with it.
Knowing how to find trend lines is very important when it comes to trading and investing long term.
Pull up a chart of the $QQQ and look at longer term time frames such as weekly and monthly charts. Connect as many angular channels up and down until you can find sloping channels up and down. These are called broadening formations, megaphones, and also rising channels.
As price action rises in an upper channel, it's important to be aware of angular support and resistance levels within the channel. As price rises on the $QQQ be aware of potential pullbacks or even drastic drops as price hits resistance of the upper channels.
This is very common when you find an overall uptrend. Price doesn't go up forever. Again, you can have minor pullbacks to moving average levels or even drastic drops.
Should you buy the dip? The answer is yes, however, you have to know where those dip buy areas are on the $QQQ charts. You need to spot doji and hammer reversal candlesticks and be aware of resistance areas above to take your profits after entry of the dip buy.
Invesco QQQ Trust
Fidelity Nasdaq Composite
iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology
First Trust Nasdaq 100 Tech
Nasdaq E-Mini Futures
Activision Blizzard Inc
Advanced Micro Devices Inc
Align Technology Inc
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc
American Airlines Group Inc
Analog Devices Inc
Applied Materials Inc
ASML Holding NV
Automatic Data Processing Inc
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc
Cadence Design Systems Inc
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Charter Communications Inc
Trip.com Group Ltd
Cisco Systems Inc
Citrix Systems Inc
Costco Wholesale Corp
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp
Dollar Tree Inc
Expedia Group Inc
Gilead Sciences Inc
Alphabet Class C
Alphabet Class A
Henry Schein Inc
Intuitive Surgical Inc
IDEXX Laboratories Inc
J.B. Hunt Transport Services InC
Kraft Heinz Co
Lam Research Corp
Liberty Global PLC
Liberty Global PLC
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Marriott International Inc
Microchip Technology Inc
Mondelez International Inc
Monster Beverage Corp
Micron Technology Inc
Maxim Integrated Products Inc
NXP Semiconductors NV
O’Reilly Automotive Inc
Booking Holdings Inc
PayPal Holdings Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Ross Stores Inc
Sirius XM Holdings Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
Texas Instruments Inc
T-Mobile US Inc
Ulta Beauty Inc
United Airlines Holdings Inc
Verisk Analytics Inc
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
Western Digital Corp
Wynn Resorts Ltd
Xcel Energy Inc
Tech has lead the way for the overall stock market for a long time. If we look back to when the Nasdaq was founded in 1971, we can see how tech has grown into become a huge player for growth and fortunes for investors.
Take $AAPL for exmple. The stock had an IPO in 1980 at 22 dollars and has since experienced massive growth and success. Apple is currently trading in the 300 range. If you bought 10 shares at 22 bucks you would be looking at over 125,000 return, not including dividends (and calculating for stock splits).
Traders will often follow /NQ (or Nasdaq futures) to keep an eye on the price in the off hours. They will also watch $QQQ which is the Nasdaq ETF (exchange traded fund). This is how MOST investors choose to get in on the Nasdaq. Did you know the Nasdaq is a stock? Like, the actual Nasdaq. It's symbol is $NDAQ.
The list to the left is our own list off the top 30 stocks on the Nasdaq. Take a look at these companies before you go through the rest of the list. Also, make sure to read our latest blog post: Will Coronavirus Crash the Stock Market? Read More
There are several different ways that you can trade the Nasdaq 100 index. A couple of the most common are to trade futures and options etf's. The most popular options symbols are $QQQ, $ONEQ, $IBB, $QTEC and the futures symbols are /NQ, and /MNQ
There are two types of futures that you can trade. E-Mini and micro futures. E-mini's are the more expensive but most well known way to trade them among futures traders, however, micros are gaining some steam, especially with the lower margin requirements.
E-mini's require an initial upfront market of $8250, whereas micros require $825. Micros have a tick value of $0.50 and e-mini's have a $5 tick value.
The futures on this index move in 0.25 ticks so 4 ticks make up 1 point. So, every 1 point move on the e-mini's give you the potential to make or lose $20 and every 1 point move on the micros gives you the ability to make or lose $2.
There are several different trading styles among futures and options traders of the Nasdaq indices. There are day traders, swing traders, and long term traders.
Day trading weekly options is a very popular trading strategy, where momentum traders like to buy and sell weekly contracts on highly liquid tech stocks. They use the leverage that options contracts affords them to capitalize on short term gains.
The liquidity of these contracts allows them to get in and out of their contracts and is an alternative to day trading penny stocks.
Futures trading is a similar strategy but a bit different. Day trading Nasdaq futures is very popular and is a bit less complicated than options contracts.
Both are very lucrative strategies to day trade the Nasdaq. Futures trading takes a bit more capital in your brokerage account due to margin requirements. Options requires less capital to trade. But both are very good strategies.