American Stock Exchange index NASDAQ100 is a trading instrument of the US stock market, which covers 100 high-tech companies with the greatest capitalization. NASDAQ100 index's distinctive feature is the fact that no corporations of the financial sector are included in the index. All shares of companies included in the index list are traded on the NASDAQ – the American stock exchange that is among the three major ones and specializes in automated quoting of shares of non-financial high-tech companies. The most well-known companies of NASDAQ100 index are Dell, Apple, Amazon, Google, eBay, and Facebook. The methodology for calculating the index is based on the weighted value of shares of the issuing companies. This calculation method means that the index is influenced by the shares of the companies in proportion to their market value. Tracking the weight of the shares of any certain company included in the list is difficult, but it is possible to monitor the situation in this industry at the moment. NASDAQ100's undeniable advantage is that it is ideal for trading futures contracts.
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