Historical Comparison: The chart below displays historical performance figures for both the Nasdaq-100 with the S&P 500 between December 31, 2007 and May 31, 2018. NDX has doubled the annualized return, on just slightly higher volatility.
Annual Return Comparison: The Nasdaq-100 is heavily allocated towards top-performing industries such as Technology, Consumer Services, and Health Care, which has helped NDX outperform SPX by a wide margin in 9 out of the 11 years in our study.
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By tracking the Nasdaq 100, investors are exposed to a broad-based index comprised of companies across the major industries that drive our economy. Nasdaq 100 Index Options are offered in AM and PM settlement, as well as monthly and weekly expirations.
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