US futures are in the red today as the country is celebrating the Martin Luther King day. Still, investors are focused on this week’s earnings barrage from the US. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 futures are all down by more than 0.25%. The fear and greed index […]
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The Nasdaq 100 index launched in January 1985, and represents the largest non-financial domestic and international securities per market cap listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The index is a modified capitalization-weighted index. The stocks’ weights in the index are based on their market capitalizations, with certain rules capping the influence of the largest companies. The Nasdaq 100 includes companies across all industries including biotechnology, hardware, software, telecoms, and retail/wholesale trade companies. The index does not include any financial companies. The technology sector accounts for 55% of the index’s weight followed by consumer services accounting for 25%, so it is a better proxy for the technology than any other index in the USA. 27 countries are tied to companies represented in the index.
For inclusion in the stock index, securities must be listed exclusively on a Nasdaq exchange.
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The US markets are all trading lower, and the Nasdaq 100 is not an exception. The Nasdaq 100 is down 0.32% currently, which translates to a drop of nearly 41 points. This is coming on the back of poor retail sales data, which are a consequence of the lockdowns associated […]
It is official: Intel has a new man in charge and the markets are loving it. Intel spiked more than 7% on the day after it was reported that CEO of VMware Pat Gelsinger will be replacing erstwhile Intel Chief Executive Bob Swan in February. The change at the top […]
The Nasdaq 100 index has powered to new record highs after investors on the tech-heavy index decided to focus on stimulus hopes, rather than the downbeat jobs report. The dire nature of the jobs report, which is the first time the payroll numbers plunged since April, has heightened expectations that […]
The Nasdaq 100 opened sharply lower after the US Senate runoff elections in Georgia tilted towards the Democratic candidates. A Democratic majority in the Senate means that hardliner Mitch McConnell loses his long-standing position as the Majority Leader. This situation also gives President-Elect Joe Biden a softer landing in the […]
Intel stock price has bounced back in the past few days as investors place their bets on the recovery of the embattled American chip company. The stock has also risen due to the latest pressure by Daniel Loeb, the activist investor. It is trading at $50, which is 10% above […]
US stocks tumbled yesterday as investors waited for the outcome of the upcoming Georgia runoff election. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 indices all fell by more than 1%. This weakness has continued in the futures market. At the same time, the fear and greed index has dropped […]
US futures are struggling today even after the House of Representative and Senate passed the new $900 billion stimulus package. The Nasdaq 100 futures are down by 0.20% while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones dropped by 0.45% and 0.50%, respectively. At the same time, the fear and greed index […]
The Nasdaq 100 index closed at a record high for the 51st time this year as traders remained optimistic about a Santa rally. The index is trading at $12,633, which is a record. Other key indices like the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are also in the green. Most […]
The Nasdaq 100 index is down by more than 0.20% in the futures market as worries about the rising US covid infections soar. The index, which tracks the biggest technology firms, is trading at $12,570, which is a record high. At the same time, the closely-watched fear and greed index […]