Nasdaq 100

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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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Novavax (NVAX) 20% Higher As it Starts Phase 1 Coronavirus Vaccine

Shares of biotechnology firm Novavax (NVAX) trades 21% higher in premarket, after the announcement that it had begun human trials of its vaccine candidate with first results out possible in July. The coronavirus vaccine news boosted investors sentiment and push futures in Wall Street and stock markets in Europe at [...]
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Nasdaq 100 Keeps Rallying, But Is the Party About to End?

The Nasdaq 100 has resumed from where it left off on Monday and is pushing higher by 1.83% after shaking off Tuesday's blip. Detailed questions on the efficacy and possible manipulation of data about the coronavirus vaccine candidate from Moderna, which had helped lift the Nasdaq 100 on Monday, caused [...]
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Premarket: Futures Point To Positive Start, FOMC Minutes In Focus

Futures in Wall Street trade with solid gains ahead of the cash market opening recovering some of yesterday’s losses that incurred by a late sell-off. The selling pressure came after reports that questioned the reliability of the results from the clinical trials of the Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. The reopening of [...]
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Premarket: Nasdaq Futures Lower As Retail Sales Plunge

S&P 500 futures trade lower amid increased trade tension between the U.S. and China after U.S. administration moved to block the semiconductor shipments to Huawei, which might prompt retaliation from China. On the data front, the U.S. Retail Sales came in at -16.4%, a big miss as the expectations were [...]