Top Companies of NASDAQ 100 in 2021

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.

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List of Top Companies of NASDAQ 100 in 2021:

Apple Inc.AAPL
Microsoft Corp.MSFT Inc.AMZN
Tesla Inc.TSLA
Alphabet Inc. Class CGOOG
Alphabet Inc. Class AGOOGL
Meta Platforms Inc.FB
Adobe Inc.ADBE
Netflix Inc.NFLX
Comcast Corp.CMCSA
Cisco Systems Inc.CSCO
Costco Wholesale Corp.COST
Broadcom Inc.AVGO
PepsiCo Inc.PEP
PayPal Holdings Inc.PYPL
Intel Corp.INTC
Texas Instruments Inc.TXN
Intuit Inc.INTU
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.AMD
T-Mobile US Inc.TMUS
Honeywell International Inc.HON
Applied Materials Inc.AMAT
Starbucks Corp.SBUX
Charter Communications Inc.CHTR
Moderna Inc.MRNA
Amgen Inc.AMGN
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 GroupMRVL
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.REGN
Fiserv Inc.FISV
ASML Holding NVASML Inc. (American Depository Shares)JD
NXP Semiconductors NVNXPI
Autodesk Inc.ADSK
Lululemon Athletica Inc.LULU
Illumina Inc.ILMN
Xilinx Inc.XLNX
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.VRTX
Synopsys Inc.SNPS
Mercadolibre Inc.MELI
Exelon Corp.EXC
Workday Inc.WDAY
DexCom Inc.DXCM
IDEXX Laboratories Inc.IDXX
Cadence Design Systems Inc.CDNS
Align Technology Inc.ALGN
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.KDP
Marriott International Inc. Class AMAR
Atlassian CorpTEAM
Microchip Technology Inc.MCHP
O'Reilly Automotive Inc.ORLY
Activision Blizzard Inc.ATVI
Zoom Video Communications Inc.ZM
Monster Beverage Corp.MNST
Cintas Corp.CTAS
eBay Inc.EBAY
Paychex Inc.PAYX
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
Fastenal Co.FAST
Copart Inc.CPRT
Biogen Inc.BIIB
Dollar Tree Inc.DLTR
Okta Inc.OKTA
NetEase Inc. (ADR)NTES
Seattle Genetics Inc.SGEN
Verisign Inc.VRSN
DocuSign Inc.DOCU
Sirius XM Holdings Inc.SIRI
Skyworks Solutions Inc.SWKS
Cerner Corp.CERN
Pinduoduo Inc.PDD
Splunk Inc.SPLK
Incyte Corp.INCY
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.CHKP Group Ltd. (ADR)TCOM
Peloton Interactive Inc.PTON
Fox Corp. Class AFOXA
Fox Corp. Class BFOX

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

We use one of the world’s trusted online brokers, eToro, in trading and investing NASDAQ 100 (CFD), stocks, and ETF (Exchange Traded Funds). It is very user-friendly and also provides CFD (contract for differences) of other top indexes like S&P 500, Dow Jones 30, and also numerous index funds.

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Nasdaq 100 index performance in the past 5 years (Past performance is not an indication of future results)

What we like about this broker is their in-depth analysis tools, research, and advanced trading platform. Beginners and newbies can learn so much as they can customize charts, tools, indicators, and widgets.

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.

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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.

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