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NASDAQ 100 Index Calculation?

  1. Does anyone know if the NASDAQ 100 Index Calculation is price weighted or just exactly how this is calculated?(briefly) Price weighted- I would expect ERTS to have a much great influence than, say, ERICY, for instance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. It's a modified cap.-weighted index. No security can have more than a 24% weighting. For details, you'd have to contact the Naz or the CME
     
  3. You can see the weightings at http://www.nasdaq.com.

    Micrsoft is the biggest weighting followed by csco, intc, qcom, amgn and so on.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. I still had to hunt around a little bit on the website but eventually found it!

    If anybody is interested, here are the rankings in the NASDAQ100 by percent(only showing the top 31 those above 1%)
    as of 9/16/02 mrkt close

    Microsoft Corporation MSFT 13.44
    Intel Corporation INTC 5.54
    Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 5.10
    Amgen Inc. AMGN 4.08
    Dell Computer Corporation DELL 3.85
    QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM 3.82
    Oracle Corporation ORCL 3.20
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY 2.06
    Intuit Inc. INTU 1.91
    eBay Inc. EBAY 1.82
    Maxim Integrated Products, MXIM 1.79
    Starbucks Corporation SBUX 1.66
    Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT 1.62
    Comcast Corporation CMCSK 1.57
    Biomet, Inc. BMET 1.48
    Chiron Corporation CHIR 1.48
    Nextel Communications, Inc. NXTL 1.42
    USA Interactive USAI 1.39
    Linear Technology Corp LLTC 1.35
    Concord EFS, Inc. CEFT 1.34
    Electronic Arts Inc. ERTS 1.33
    Cintas Corporation CTAS 1.29
    Paychex, Inc. PAYX 1.23
    Costco Wholesale Corp COST 1.22
    Fiserv, Inc. FISV 1.20
    Xilinx, Inc. XLNX 1.15
    Apollo Group, Inc. APOL 1.11
    IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp IDPH 1.09
    Apple Computer, Inc. AAPL 1.08
    VERITAS Software Corp VRTS 1.08
    KLA-Tencor Corporation KLAC 1.06

    (I did have this formatted in columns but when I posted, it all got scrunched together)