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Nasdaq 100 Futures (US Tech100) Live Chart & Price
The US Tech100 Live Price & Charts at CAPEX.com features an interactive chart for the price of E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures as well as trading conditions. US Tech100 Live Price & Charts can be displayed using a candlestick or a linear chart. You can also look at numerous timeframes from 5 minutes to 1 week to analyze the Nasdaq 100 chart price today.
Why Use US Tech100 Price Chart?
The NASDAQ 100 (US100 or US Tech100) is an index of the 100 largest and most actively traded companies listed on the New York-based NASDAQ Stock Exchange. The index serves as a benchmark for large-cap US technology stocks, although it also includes companies in the retail, industrial, biotechnology and health sectors. Other indices to watch are USA30 and USA500.
US Tech100 includes some of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization, including Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Tesla (TSLA), and Google (GOOG), thus making Nasdaq 100 futures trading popular with many traders.
Nasdaq 100 chart can be useful in several ways. For those looking to actively speculate on the futures price of US Tech 100, rather than invest for the long-term, price charts are an absolute necessity. Short-term traders or investors may examine US Tech100 prices on shorter timeframes, looking for areas of support to buy at and areas of resistance to sell at. Short-term traders or investors may also use charts to try to identify trends in the US Tech100 chart to try to take advantage of them.
Long-term investors can also make effective use of US Tech100 price charts. A long-term US Tech100 investor may not be interested in a 10-minute or hourly timeframe, but longer timeframes such as daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly charts. Like the short-term trader, long-term US Tech100 investors may use charts to try to identify trends in the Nasdaq 100 price, or they may try to spot potential areas of price support to buy at.
Why trade on the US Tech 100 index directly?
Traders enjoy trading the US Tech 100 because they are not just focused on one individual share. They are trading a “basket” of US stocks and so, to some extent, are protected from any one company’s volatility while maintaining exposure to the wider US stock market.
With online brokers, you can trade the top stocks on the US Tech100 directly and from a single position. You’ll do this by speculating on the Nasdaq futures prices on our trading platform under the name ‘Tech100’.
Not only will you get direct exposure to the US Tech100 this way, but it’s also more liquid than trading it in other ways.
To take a position on the Nasdaq 100 futures directly, you won’t own any company shares outright. Instead, you’ll trade using leverage derivatives like CFDs.
With derivatives, you can go long (buy) or short (sell) on the asset price. You’ll put down an initial deposit (called margin) to open a larger position, with profits and losses calculated on the full position size, not your deposit.
CFDs are commission-free when you trade the Nasdaq 100 futures, as charges are included in the spread.
What moves the US Tech100 price today?
- Strength of the dollar - The strength of the US dollar will influence the price of the US Tech100. A strong dollar often means that the index will rise in value, while a weaker dollar will generally mean it falls.
- Value of US Tech100 companies’ shares - As the US Tech100 is made up of companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ, the share prices of those companies will affect the index’s price in turn. As it is a price-weighted index, the performance of companies with a higher share price will have a greater effect on the value of the index compared to those with lower share prices, because they have a greater weighting in how the US Tech100 is valued.
- Earnings reports - Similarly to ordinary share prices, US Tech100 companies’ earnings reports will affect the index. Strong earnings in large companies that are heavily weighted in the US Tech100 will often cause an increase in the index’s price, and weak reports will usually mean a decrease.
- Economic events - It’s not just the index’s companies themselves that affect the US Tech100, macroeconomic factors can play a role too. Any geopolitical factors that’ll affect the dollar’s price will likely affect the Nasdaq 100 futures prices, too.
- News - While macroeconomic events themselves will play a factor, so too will news articles. Widely viewed news, both positive and negative, will affect the index’s price. News about central bank announcements, changes to fiscal policy in the States, and reporting on big events like Coronavirus-related developments or presidential elections will all move the price of the Nasdaq 100 futures.
How high/low can the US Tech100 prices go in 2022?
It has been a very tough few months for the US Tech100, which has suffered in a challenging economic environment.
The closely watched index, which tracks 100 of the largest, most traded US companies, hit an all-time high of 16,800 points at the start of this year.
But it had fallen over 30% — close to 5,700 points — to 11,100 by the close of H1 2022 as fears mounted that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) could trigger a recession.
From a technical analysis perspective, US Tech100 could fall up to the 8500 points level – the historical trendline - before resuming the uptrend.
Browse our live US Tech100 chart to get all the information you need on Nasdaq futures prices today
The first electronic exchange's name, NASDAQ, is an acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.
On January 31st, 1985, the technology-focused index went public with a $250 base price. However, the price was restored to 125 the day after reaching approximately 800 on December 31, 1993.
At its inception, the NASDAQ 100 sought to distinguish itself from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by establishing the two distinct indices that are still in use today: the NASDAQ 100 mentioned above, which does not include financial stocks, and the NASDAQ Financial 100, which includes banks, insurance companies, and credit brokerage firms.
The NASDAQ intended to have futures and options traded on these two distinct indexes, as well as for mutual funds to use them as benchmark indicators.
The NASDAQ 100 should not be confused with the NASDAQ Composite, it should be noted. Approximately 3,000 equities from the latter are traded on the NASDAQ platform. The broader, more diverse NASDAQ Composite's market cap is made up of 67% of the NASDAQ 100 and the NASDAQ 100 alone.
Basic analysis is necessary before speculating on the Nasdaq 100 prices. As with any stock investment, make sure you carefully assess your financial situation before investing in US Tech100 either directly through e-Mini Nasdaq Futures CFD trading or indirectly through individual stocks and funds. Nasdaq100 futures prices can be extremely volatile.
With CAPEX WebTrader’s comprehensive live charts you can stay up to date with the latest changes in the Nasdaq futures prices from your mobile and browser.
Is US Tech 100 a good investment?
Investing in the USA 100 index can prove rewarding during high-growth periods for tech companies in America. However, investors should tread carefully, since the index can have major drops as well.
How is the Nasaq Index calculated?
The value of Tech 100 index is determined by the aggregate value of the index share weights of each of the index securities, multiplied by each security's last sale price and divided by an index divisor. Additionally, no company on the Nasdaq 100 can have more than a 24% weighting
What is the best time to trade Tech 100 index?
The answer depends on the state of the U.S tech sector. Being an index tracking mostly the technology sector, Nasdaq 100 is heavily influenced by the performance of tech companies.