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by Gavin in Blog
March 31, 2022 3 comments
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The NASDAQ 100 Companies List is recognized as one of the major stock indexes in the United States.

Many of the companies listed in this stock index are from the technology sector and have a major influence in the modern U.S. economy.

We are going to take a look at some of the most influential companies in the NASDAQ Composite Index in 2021.


The NASDAQ Composite Index is one of the three major stock indexes within the United States alongside the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The NASDAQ holds a large collection of technology-based companies and that is one of the reasons that so many investors are interested in that particular stock index.

The companies listed within the NASDAQ are weighted by market cap.

Companies that have a larger weight will have more of an impact on the index’s performance.

It’s important to remember that the NASDAQ Composite Index updates in real-time during trading hours in the stock market.

While there are a lot of companies that ultimately have an impact on the NASDAQ’s performance, the top 10 or 20 companies hold a significant portion of the weight and ultimately have major control over the index’s price.

Top 100 NASDAQ Companies List 

Here is a list of the most influential NASDAQ companies that currently have an impact on the NASDAQ Composite Index’s performance.

Over the course of time, some companies may be added or removed from the index.

Sorted by Alphabetical Order  (Source)

Symbol Company Industry
ATVI Activision Blizzard Communication Services
ADBE Adobe Information Technology
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Information Technology
ALGN Align Technology Health Care
GOOGL Alphabet (Class A) Communication Services
GOOG Alphabet (Class C) Communication Services
AMZN Consumer Discretionary
AEP American Electric Power Utilities
AMGN Amgen Health Care
ADI Analog Devices Information Technology
ANSS Ansys Information Technology
AAPL Apple Information Technology
AMAT Applied Materials Information Technology
ASML ASML Holding Information Technology
TEAM Atlassian Information Technology
ADSK Autodesk Information Technology
ADP Automatic Data Processing Information Technology
BIDU Baidu Communication Services
BIIB Biogen Health Care
BKNG Booking Holdings Consumer Discretionary
AVGO Broadcom Information Technology
CDNS Cadence Design Systems Information Technology
CDW CDW Information Technology
CERN Cerner Health Care
CHTR Charter Communications Communication Services
CHKP Check Point Information Technology
CTAS Cintas Industrials
CSCO Cisco Systems Information Technology
CTSH Cognizant Information Technology
CMCSA Comcast Communication Services
CPRT Copart Industrials
COST Costco Consumer Staples
CRWD CrowdStrike Information Technology
CSX CSX Corporation Industrials
DXCM DexCom Health Care
DOCU DocuSign Information Technology
DLTR Dollar Tree Consumer Discretionary
EBAY eBay Consumer Discretionary
EA Electronic Arts Communication Services
EXC Exelon Utilities
FB Facebook Communication Services
FAST Fastenal Industrials
FISV Fiserv Information Technology
FOXA Fox Corporation (Class A) Communication Services
FOX Fox Corporation (Class B) Communication Services
GILD Gilead Sciences Health Care
HON Honeywell Industrials
IDXX Idexx Laboratories Health Care
ILMN Illumina Health Care
INCY Incyte Health Care
INTC Intel Information Technology
INTU Intuit Information Technology
ISRG Intuitive Surgical Health Care
JD Consumer Discretionary
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Consumer Staples
KLAC KLA Corporation Information Technology
KHC Kraft Heinz Consumer Staples
LRCX Lam Research Information Technology
LULU Lululemon Athletica Consumer Discretionary
MAR Marriott International Consumer Discretionary
MRVL Marvell Technology Information Technology
MTCH Match Group Communication Services
MELI MercadoLibre Consumer Discretionary
MCHP Microchip Technology Information Technology
MU Micron Technology Information Technology
MSFT Microsoft Information Technology
MRNA Moderna Health Care
MDLZ Mondelēz International Consumer Staples
MNST Monster Beverage Consumer Staples
NTES NetEase Communication Services
NFLX Netflix Communication Services
NVDA Nvidia Information Technology
NXPI NXP Semiconductors Information Technology
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive Consumer Discretionary
OKTA Okta Information Technology
PCAR Paccar Industrials
PAYX Paychex Information Technology
PYPL PayPal Information Technology
PTON Peloton Interactive Consumer Discretionary
PEP PepsiCo Consumer Staples
PDD Pinduoduo Consumer Discretionary
QCOM Qualcomm Information Technology
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Health Care
ROST Ross Stores Consumer Discretionary
SGEN Seagen Health Care
SIRI Sirius XM Communication Services
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Information Technology
SPLK Splunk Information Technology
SBUX Starbucks Consumer Discretionary
SNPS Synopsys Information Technology
TMUS T-Mobile US Communication Services
TSLA Tesla Consumer Discretionary
TXN Texas Instruments Information Technology
TCOM Group Consumer Discretionary
VRSN Verisign Information Technology
VRSK Verisk Analytics Industrials
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Health Care
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Consumer Staples
WDAY Workday Information Technology
XEL Xcel Energy Utilities
XLNX Xilinx Information Technology
ZM Zoom Video Communications Information Technology

FAQs about the NASDAQ Composite Index

Some investors may have some questions about the NASDAQ Composite Index.

Here are some important facts to keep in mind before you start investing in the NASDAQ Composite Index.

Is the NASDAQ Composite Index a major stock index in the United States?


The NASDAQ Composite Index is one of the three major stock indexes that is constantly monitored to evaluate stock market performance.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite Index are all considered to be major stock indexes in the United States.

What’s the average annual return for the NASDAQ Composite Index over the last ten years?

Over the last ten years, the NASDAQ Composite Index has outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average significantly.

The average annual return for the NASDAQ Composite Index is approximately 14% since January of 2010.

Final Thoughts

The NASDAQ Composite Index is a solid long-term investment opportunity for individuals that want to invest in modern big-tech stocks.

Over the last two decades, the NASDAQ Composite Index has provided excellent annual returns to investors that are willing to be patient and wait for long-term growth.

Trade safe!

Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only and should not be treated as investment advice. The strategy presented would not be suitable for investors who are not familiar with exchange traded options. Any readers interested in this strategy should do their own research and seek advice from a licensed financial adviser.


  1. Michael says:

    Hi Gav,
    I wonder if it works if I spend my whole living just trading SPY/SPX, QQQ, IWM/RUT only. And I only sell credit spread and Iron Condor to make life even easier. I may add a small position each time.

    1. Gavin says:

      Hi Michael, there is something to be said for that. Nice and simple, and no earnings related risk.

  2. Michael says:

    Hi Gav,
    I wonder if it works if I spend my whole life just trading SPY/SPX, QQQ, and IWM/RUT only. And I only sell credit spread and Iron Condor to make life even easier. I may add a small position each time and use up to 70% of my capital.

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