NASDAQ 100 Index Trading
NASDAQ 100 Index Trading Defined and Explained
The NASDAQ-100 indicates that their index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.
The NASDAQ-100 Index is calculated under a modified capitalization-weighted methodology. As the NASDAQ 100 index tracks stocks traded on the NASDAQ exchange, it is often considered a technology barometer despite the fact that many healthcare, biotech, and service issues trade there as well. It has quickly become one of the most actively traded indexes on the market.
NASDAQ 100 Index Trading Prices/Rates
On January 31, 1985, the NASDAQ-100 Index began with a base of 250.00.
On January 1, 1994, the NASDAQ-100 base was reset by division of a factor of 2.00 to 125.00.
NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock has been initially priced to approximate 1/40th the value, as adjusted, of the NASDAQ-100 Index, and may be bought and sold at intraday prices throughout the trading day. The pricing of NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock is continuous, subject to any trading halts, during NASDAQ trading hours.
NASDAQ 100 Index Trading Software
Ask any NASDAQ 100 Index futures trader or general investor what trading tools or types of financial analysis he is using and you're probably going to hear a list of different technologies and methods. However, having the right tool for the job is critical. Trading software can be used to augment an existing approach by supplying an inter-market perspective. The key to an NASDAQ 100 Index trading system is its ability to forecast moving averages. One of the better NASDAQ 100 Index trading software products is VantagePoint trading software that will help “see” what is likely to happen in the Nasdaq market before other traders (using only single-market analysis) catch wind of it.