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The NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest non-financial U.S. and international issues listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. It is a modified market value-weighted index. The companies' weights in the index are based on their market capitalizations, with certain rules capping the influence of the largest components. Index holding represent companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology. Both of those factors differentiate it from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the exclusion of financial companies distinguishes it from the S&P 500 Index.

Whether you are a speculator or a hedger this section on the NASDAQ 100 market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the NASDAQ 100 market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margin requirements, and news that are affecting the NASDAQ 100 market. However, if you are new to the markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade.

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