Here are the top companies on the NASDAQ 100 index in 2021. NASDAQ 100 is one of the most prominent large-cap growth indices in the world.
Many companies listed in the NASDAQ 100 operate in the tech sector. That is why many investors who are focused investing in tech stocks also invest in NASDAQ index to grow their funds.
What is NASDAQ 100?
NASDAQ 100 is a stock market index composed of the 100 largest and most actively traded companies in the United States of America in the non- financial sector and are segmented under technology, retail, industrial, biotechnology, health care, telecom, transportation, media and services sectors.
Who Should Invest in NASDAQ 100?
1. Tech stocks investors
NASDAQ 100 is home to the four iconic tech companies that reached the trillion market cap in the US. They are Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL).
Another valuable tech companies such as Adobe (ADBE), Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Qualcomm (QCOM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Micron (MU) and Baidu (BIDU) also contribute for the growth of Nasdaq 100.
2. Long-term investors
Historical charts reflect how NASDAQ 100 has been steadily growing every year. Although there have been some bear market trends and economy crises, NASDAQ 100 has always regained its growing momentum.
Buying more shares during market crashes like that of Coronavirus era give more opportunities to long term investors.
3. Investors who like strong diversified portfolio
Since NASDAQ 100 is a basket of numerous excellent companies with large market capitalization listed in the NASDAQ stock market, investing in this index is a great way to diversify your money.
This can also help an investor to minimize risk by allocating their funds to different companies instead of one.
4. Investors who like innovation and emerging markets
NASDAQ 100 companies are carefully chosen based on growth potential and innovation. These companies adapt to the ever-evolving technology and emerging markets.
If you like innovation and you are confident with companies making impact towards progress in the economy like Tesla, Meta Platforms (Facebook), Microsoft, Intel, Starbucks, Netflix and many more, invest in NASDAQ 100.
List of Top Companies of NASDAQ 100 in 2021:
|Alphabet Inc. Class C||GOOG|
|Alphabet Inc. Class A||GOOGL|
|Meta Platforms Inc.||FB|
|Cisco Systems Inc.||CSCO|
|Costco Wholesale Corp.||COST|
|PayPal Holdings Inc.||PYPL|
|Texas Instruments Inc.||TXN|
|Advanced Micro Devices Inc.||AMD|
|T-Mobile US Inc.||TMUS|
|Honeywell International Inc.||HON|
|Applied Materials Inc.||AMAT|
|Charter Communications Inc.||CHTR|
|Intuitive Surgical Inc.||ISRG|
|Automatic Data Processing Inc.||ADP|
|Analog Devices Inc.||ADI|
|Lam Research Corp.||LRCX|
|Micron Technology Inc.||MU|
|Gilead Sciences Inc.||GILD|
|Booking Holdings Inc.||BKNG|
|Mondelez International Inc.||MDLZ|
|Marvell Technology Group||MRVL|
|Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.||REGN|
|ASML Holding NV||ASML|
|JD.com Inc. (American Depository Shares)||JD|
|NXP Semiconductors NV||NXPI|
|Lululemon Athletica Inc.||LULU|
|Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.||VRTX|
|IDEXX Laboratories Inc.||IDXX|
|Cadence Design Systems Inc.||CDNS|
|Align Technology Inc.||ALGN|
|Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.||KDP|
|Marriott International Inc. Class A||MAR|
|Microchip Technology Inc.||MCHP|
|O'Reilly Automotive Inc.||ORLY|
|Activision Blizzard Inc.||ATVI|
|Zoom Video Communications Inc.||ZM|
|Monster Beverage Corp.||MNST|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.||CTSH|
|American Electric Power Co.||AEP|
|Kraft Heinz Co.||KHC|
|Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.||WBA|
|Ross Stores Inc.||ROST|
|Crowdstrike Holdings Inc.||CRWD|
|Verisk Analytics Inc.||VRSK|
|Electronic Arts Inc.||EA|
|Xcel Energy Inc.||XEL|
|Match Group Inc.||MTCH|
|Baidu Inc. (ADR)||BIDU|
|Dollar Tree Inc.||DLTR|
|NetEase Inc. (ADR)||NTES|
|Seattle Genetics Inc.||SGEN|
|Sirius XM Holdings Inc.||SIRI|
|Skyworks Solutions Inc.||SWKS|
|Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.||CHKP|
|Trip.com Group Ltd. (ADR)||TCOM|
|Peloton Interactive Inc.||PTON|
|Fox Corp. Class A||FOXA|
|Fox Corp. Class B||FOX|
Note that there are currently 102 symbols on the list because some companies listed two share classes. Example, Alphabet has GOOGL (Class A) and GOOG (Class C).
How to Invest in NASDAQ 100 Index?
1. Buy shares of NASDAQ 100 through a CFD
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You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk when investing in NASDAQ 100 index using CFD or index funds.
2. Invest in ETF that tracks the NASDAQ 100
Another convenient and more affordable way to invest in NASDAQ 100 is by investing in ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) that tracks the performance of NASDAQ 100 such as Invesco QQQ ETF or Powershares QQQ.
You can already start investing an ETF that tracks the NASDAQ 100 using your mobile, tablet, and desktop.
Other Top Indexes in the World:
- Top 50 Companies on the S&P 500
- Top 30 Companies on the Dow Jones
- Top 30 Companies on the PSEI
- Top 35 Companies on the UK100
- Top 40 Companies of DAX Index
Disclaimer: This content is for information purposes only and should never be considered as investment advice. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. All investments have risks. Risk only capital you’re not afraid to lose. The author has no business relationship to the companies whose stocks have been mentioned.