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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 Nasdaq 100 takes a breather after a slew of uninspiring data from the US hits the newswires.
The Nasdaq 100 continues to push towards the recovery of its 2020 highs, and this is showing up as an increase in the Fear and Greed index.
Biopharma Moderna MRNA is 15.56% higher at $76.68 making fresh record highs after the announcement of positive early-stage results from a Phase 1 study of its for mRNA-1273 coronavirus vaccine.
Moderna Therapeutics reports a breakthrough in its search for a coronavirus vaccine and this is boosting the Nasdaq 100.