NASDAQ OMX 100 Index

DEFINITION of 'NASDAQ OMX 100 Index'

A market-capitalization weighted index made up of the 100 largest companies listed on the NASDAQ OMX group exchanges in the United States and the Nordic countries. This index tracks large growth stocks across a broad range of sectors, with the Nasdaq's emphasis on innovation, technology, growth and globalization.

BREAKING DOWN 'NASDAQ OMX 100 Index'

The NASDAQ OMX 100 Index was introduced in March 2008. It is designed to be a global index and is disseminated in both dollars and euros. It is calculated in real time. Some of the stocks listed on the exchange are Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Danske Bank and NVIDIA.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Nasdaq 100 Index

    An index composed of the 100 largest, most actively traded U.S ...
  2. NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index

    The equal-weighted version of the NASDAQ-100 Index, which consists ...
  3. NASDAQ Global Select Market Composite

    A market capitalization-weighted index made up of U.S.-based ...
  4. Nordic Model

    The social welfare and economic systems adopted by Nordic countries.
  5. QQQQ

    The previous ticker symbol for the Nasdaq 100 Trust, an ETF that ...
  6. VINX 30

    A stock index that tracks the 30 largest companies with the most ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    This Week In Finance - Nasdaq Turns 40

    As the exchange enters its 40th year, it's a good time to examine how the Nasdaq's become one of the world's largest stock exchanges.
  2. Investing

    How Nasdaq Makes Money

    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes money.
  3. Investing

    Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Index Investing: What Is An Index?

    An index is a statistical measure of the changes in a portfolio of stocks representing a portion of the overall market. It would be too difficult to track every single security trading in the ...
  5. Stock Analysis

    The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Nasdaq in 2016 (FTEC, QQQ)

    Check out five ETFs tracking the NASDAQ that investors should consider heading into 2016, including the famous PowerShares QQQ Trust.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  7. Markets

    Understanding Capitalization-Weighted Indexes

    A capitalization-weighted index is a market index whose individual components are weighted according to their market capitalization.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Index Investing: Other Indexes

    We've covered most of the big U.S. indexes, but we've barely scratched the surface of all the other indexes in the world. There are literally thousands of indexes tracking nearly any market. ...
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 Auto Industry ETFs (NASDAQ: CARZ, NYSE ARCA: XLY)

    Obtain information about some of the most popular exchange-traded funds investors utilize to get exposure to the automotive industry.
  10. Stock Analysis

    Top 3 NASDAQ-Listed Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, GILD)

    Learn about the top stocks listed on the NASDAQ for 2016. See how Netflix stock has risen dramatically in 2015 and could grow further.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of listing on the Nasdaq versus other stock ...

    Discover some of the primary advantages and disadvantages that exist for companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange rather than ... Read Answer >>
  2. What is the difference between the QQQ ETF and other indexes?

    Find out more about the PowerShares QQQ Trust, the index the QQQ tracks, and the difference between QQQ, the SPY and Nasdaq ... Read Answer >>
  3. Why is the Nasdaq more heavily weighted to tech stocks than other stock exchanges?

    Learn how the Nasdaq attracts technology companies due to its focus on using advanced financial technology to improve the ... Read Answer >>
  4. What are the most important equity market indexes?

    Discover the most important equity market indexes. Stock market indexes are tools to evaluate the performance of the stock ... Read Answer >>
  5. Why is the Nasdaq more volatile than the NYSE?

    Learn about the stocks that are traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and discover the Nasdaq's relative volatility level ... Read Answer >>
  6. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange, such as, for example, on both the ...

    A stock can trade on any exchange on which it is listed. And to be listed it must meet all of the exchange's listing requirements ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Demand Curve

    The demand curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity ...
  2. Goldilocks Economy

    An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to ...
  3. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  4. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  5. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  6. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
Trading Center