The Bullish Bears break down a list of the Nasdaq 100 stocks and companies, ETFs, and futures. The Nasdaq is 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 stocks like $AAPL will have a bigger effect than stocks like $SQ. You may have noticed this already, but the Nasdaq list is heavily comprised of stocks that are technology based. You won’t find financial stocks here. They made a separate list for only financial stocks under the Nasdaq Financial 100. Also, check out our full stock indexes list.
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 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.
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|AAPL||Apple Inc.||$2.825 T||Technology||Consumer Electronics|
|MSFT||Microsoft Corporation||$2.328 T||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|GOOG||Alphabet Inc.||$1.825 T||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|GOOGL||Alphabet Inc.||$1.825 T||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|AMZN||Amazon.com, Inc.||$1.642 T||Consumer Discretionary||Internet Retail|
|TSLA||Tesla, Inc.||$1.016 T||Consumer Discretionary||Auto Manufacturers|
|NVDA||Nvidia Corporation||$660.38 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|META||Meta Platforms, Inc.||$617.50 B||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|ASML||ASML Holding N.V.||$274.35 B||Technology||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|AVGO||Broadcom Inc.||$265.27 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|COST||Costco Wholesale Corporation||$258.15 B||Consumer Staples||Discount Stores|
|PEP||PepsiCo, Inc.||$241.05 B||Consumer Staples||Beverages—Non-Alcoholic|
|CSCO||Cisco Systems, Inc.||$238.45 B||Technology||Communication Equipment|
|CMCSA||Comcast Corporation||$218.90 B||Communication Services||Entertainment|
|VZ||Verizon Communications Inc.||$216.68 B||Communication Services||Telecom Services|
|AZN||AstraZeneca plc||$201.75 B||Healthcare||Drug Manufacturers—General|
|INTC||Intel Corporation||$201.72 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|ADBE||Adobe Inc.||$199.57 B||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|QCOM||Qualcomm Incorporated||$172.25 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|TXN||Texas Instruments Incorporated||$171.28 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|TMUS||T-Mobile US, Inc.||$164.31 B||Communication Services||Telecom Services|
|NFLX||Netflix, Inc.||$163.19 B||Communication Services||Entertainment|
|AMGN||Amgen Inc.||$141.72 B||Healthcare||Drug Manufacturers—General|
|PYPL||PayPal Holdings, Inc.||$133.92 B||Financials||Credit Services|
|SNY||Sanofi||$132.29 B||Healthcare||Drug Manufacturers—General|
|AMD||Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.||$128.29 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|INTU||Intuit Inc.||$126.77 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|AMAT||Applied Materials, Inc.||$121.12 B||Technology||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|SBUX||Starbucks Corporation||$108.19 B||Consumer Discretionary||Restaurants|
|ABNB||Airbnb, Inc.||$105.07 B||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|CHTR||Charter Communications, Inc.||$104.97 B||Communication Services||Entertainment|
|ADP||Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||$96.98 B||Industrials||Staffing & Employment Services|
|BKNG||Booking Holdings Inc.||$95.02 B||Consumer Discretionary||Travel Services|
|MDLZ||Mondelez International, Inc.||$90.67 B||Consumer Staples||Confectioners|
|JD||JD.com, Inc.||$90.46 B||Consumer Discretionary||Internet Retail|
|CME||CME Group Inc.||$87.17 B||Financials||Financial Data & Stock Exchanges|
|MU||Micron Technology, Inc.||$86.49 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|LRCX||Lam Research Corporation||$77.60 B||Technology||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|GILD||Gilead Sciences, Inc.||$76.15 B||Healthcare||Drug Manufacturers—General|
|REGN||Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||$74.91 B||Healthcare||Biotechnology|
|TEAM||Atlassian Corporation Plc||$73.72 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|MRNA||Moderna, Inc.||$70.81 B||Healthcare||Biotechnology|
|FISV||Fiserv, Inc.||$68.68 B||Technology||Information Technology Services|
|VRTX||Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated||$67.49 B||Healthcare||Biotechnology|
|EQIX||Equinix, Inc. (REIT)||$66.35 B||Real Estate||REIT—Specialty|
|EXC||Exelon Corporation||$65.53 B||Utilities||Utilities—Diversified|
|ADI||Analog Devices, Inc.||$62.00 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|NTES||NetEase, Inc.||$59.76 B||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|WDAY||Workday, Inc.||$58.70 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|MRVL||Marvell Technology Group Ltd.||$58.36 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|MAR||Marriott International, Inc.||$57.18 B||Consumer Discretionary||Lodging|
|PDD||Pinduoduo Inc.||$57.09 B||Consumer Discretionary||Internet Retail|
|KLAC||KLA Corporation||$56.48 B||Technology||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials|
|KDP||Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.||$55.28 B||Consumer Staples||Beverages—Non-Alcoholic|
|FTNT||Fortinet, Inc.||$53.86 B||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|NXPI||NXP Semiconductors N.V.||$52.28 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|XLNX||Xilinx, Inc.||$52.19 B||Technology||Semiconductors|
|AEP||American Electric Power Company, Inc.||$50.95 B||Utilities||Utilities—Regulated Electric|
|SNPS||Synopsys, Inc.||$50.18 B||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|ILMN||Illumina, Inc.||$49.91 B||Healthcare||Diagnostics & Research|
|MELI||MercadoLibre, Inc.||$49.83 B||Consumer Discretionary||Internet Retail|
|KHC||The Kraft Heinz Company||$49.42 B||Consumer Staples||Packaged Foods|
|PAYX||Paychex, Inc.||$49.23 B||Industrials||Staffing & Employment Services|
|LULU||Lululemon Athletica Inc.||$48.52 B||Consumer Discretionary||Apparel Retail|
|ORLY||O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.||$48.14 B||Consumer Discretionary||Specialty Retail|
|CRWD||CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc.||$47.89 B||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|ADSK||Autodesk, Inc.||$47.69 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|CTSH||Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation||$47.07 B||Technology||Information Technology Services|
|DXCM||DexCom, Inc.||$46.86 B||Healthcare||Diagnostics & Research|
|BIDU||Baidu, Inc.||$45.98 B||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|VOD||Vodafone Group plc||$45.74 B||Communication Services||Telecom Services|
|IDXX||IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.||$45.64 B||Healthcare||Diagnostics & Research|
|DDOG||Datadog, Inc.||$45.13 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|CTAS||Cintas Corporation||$44.32 B||Industrials||Specialty Business Services|
|CDNS||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||$44.23 B||Technology||Software—Application|
|MNST||Monster Beverage Corporation||$42.81 B||Consumer Staples||Beverages—Non-Alcoholic|
|BNTX||BioNTech SE||$41.93 B||Healthcare||Biotechnology|
|WBA||Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.||$40.55 B||Healthcare||Pharmaceutical Retailers|
|XEL||Xcel Energy Inc.||$39.76 B||Utilities||Utilities—Regulated Electric|
|EBAY||eBay Inc.||$39.34 B||Consumer Discretionary||Internet Retail|
|DLTR||Dollar Tree, Inc.||$38.00 B||Consumer Staples||Discount Stores|
|SBAC||SBA Communications Corporation||$37.93 B||Real Estate||REIT—Specialty|
|EA||Electronic Arts Inc.||$37.38 B||Communication Services||Electronic Gaming & Multimedia|
|ISRG||Intuitive Surgical, Inc.||$35.37 B||Healthcare||Medical Instruments & Supplies|
|ODFL||Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.||$34.94 B||Industrials||Trucking|
|FAST||Fastenal Company||$34.58 B||Industrials||Industrial Distribution|
|ALGN||Align Technology, Inc.||$34.49 B||Healthcare||Medical Devices|
|VRSK||Verisk Analytics, Inc.||$34.39 B||Industrials||Consulting Services|
|TROW||T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.||$34.01 B||Financials||Asset Management|
|ERIC||Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson||$33.29 B||Technology||Communication Equipment|
|ZM||Zoom Video Communications, Inc.||$33.22 B||Communication Services||Telecom Services|
|ROST||Ross Stores, Inc.||$32.71 B||Consumer Discretionary||Apparel Retail|
|PCAR||PACCAR Inc||$32.04 B||Industrials||Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery|
|BIIB||Biogen Inc.||$31.35 B||Healthcare||Drug Manufacturers—General|
|ZS||Zscaler, Inc.||$31.03 B||Technology||Software—Infrastructure|
|FITB||Fifth Third Bancorp||$30.46 B||Financials||Banks|
|WLTW||Willis Towers Watson plc||$29.85 B||Financials||Insurance Brokers|
|MTCH||Match Group, Inc.||$29.82 B||Communication Services||Internet Content & Information|
|CPRT||Copart, Inc.||$29.58 B||Industrials||Specialty Business Services|
|SIVB||SVB Financial Group||$28.91 B||Financials||Banks|
Nasdaq 100 ETF List
|QQQ||Invesco QQQ Trust|
|ONEQ||Fidelity Nasdaq Composite|
|IBB||iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology|
|QTEC||First Trust Nasdaq 100 Tech|
Nasdaq Futures Symbols
|NQ||Nasdaq E-Mini Futures|
The Nasdaq 100 is one of the most popular charts traders and investors use to invest and trade the markets. Technology stocks are very popular to trade and invest in the long term. Our world is always evolving, making this sector very attractive to many investors.
So, how do you chart this major index? Knowing how to trade the trend is important to know as a trader. There is a phrase called the trend is your friend, which is very true when it comes to the $QQQ.
Technology stocks run overall with the Nasdaq index. If this index is up, many stocks run with it. When it’s bearish, the stocks in these indices usually fall. Knowing how to find trend lines is crucial in long-term trading and investing.
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 know angular support and resistance levels. As the price rises on the $QQQ, be aware of potential pullbacks or even drastic drops as the price hits resistance of the upper channels.
This is very common when you find an overall uptrend. The 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 must know where those dip buy areas are on the $QQQ charts. You’ll need to spot doji and hammer reversal candlesticks and be aware of resistance areas above to take your profits after entering the dip buy.
There are several different ways that you can trade the Nasdaq 100 index. A couple of the most common is to trade futures and options, etfs. The most popular options symbols are $QQQ, $ONEQ, $IBB, and $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-minis are the more expensive but well-known way to trade them among futures traders. However, micros are gaining some steam, especially with the lower margin requirements.
E-minis require an initial upfront market of $8250, whereas micros require $825. Micros have a tick value of $0.50, and e-minis have a $5 tick value.
The futures on this index move in 0.25 ticks, so four ticks make up 1 point. So, every 1-point move on the e-mini gives 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 strategy, where momentum traders like to buy and sell weekly contracts on highly liquid tech stocks. They use the leverage options contracts to afford 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 option contracts.
Both are very lucrative strategies to day trade the Nasdaq. Due to margin requirements, futures trading takes a bit more capital in your brokerage account. Options require less capital to trade. But both are very good strategies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tech has led the way for the overall stock market for a long time. When the Nasdaq was founded in 1971, we can see how tech became a huge player in growth and fortunes for investors. Take $AAPL, for example. 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 ten 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 during off hours. They will also watch $QQQ, 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. Its symbol is $NDAQ.