How to Invest in the Nasdaq-100®

    Providing Nasdaq-100® access to investors at all levels

    There are multiple ways (such as ETFs, mutual funds, options, futures and annuities) that are accessible for investors at all levels to invest in Nasdaq-100®. With a proven history of high index performance, the Nasdaq-100® is the best way to invest in some of the top non-financial companies listed on Nasdaq.

    Nasdaq-100®: Investment Match

    Nasdaq-100®: Investment Match

    What is the time horizon
    of your investing goals?i


      Short-term hedge risk, leverage market volatility

      Medium-term rainy day savings, college funds, vacation


      Long-term savings, building wealth


      Retirement savings, lower risk threshold

    Are you seeking an active
    or passive investment? i

    • ACTIVE

      Active investing is a hands-on approach involving actively buying and selling assets.


      Passive investing is a longer term “buy and hold” strategy; typically investing in index funds.

    Are you an experienced investor seeking
    tools for strategies such as hedging? i

    A hedge is an investment intended to offset potential losses in other investments.

    Are you willing to invest
    in higher-risk products? i

    Higher risk investments carry a higher chance of underperformance and losses.

    Is it important for your investment
    to have high liquidity? i

    A liquid asset can easily be converted into cash.

    You May Want To Explore:

    Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are an effective way to save for retirement with minimal risk. They are designed to provide diversified exposure and long-term growth, while protecting your income and assets.


    Annuities are a good option for those seeking guaranteed income after retirement. They can be funded with a lump sum or through a series of regular payments. Unlike equity investments, however, annuities are an insurance product with low growth.


    You May Want To Explore:


    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer the benefits of a diversified portfolio and typically track a pool of assets, such as an index, sector or commodity. Unlike mutual funds, they can be easily traded like stocks.


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    Futures are a riskier derivative best suited for more sophisticated investors. The contracts provide a way to invest in commodities markets—and are often used for hedging or speculation. They have higher liquidity than options.


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    Similar to futures, options are also riskier contracts best suited for sophisticated investors. They provide investors with the option to buy or sell a security at a specific date and specific price. Options can be a dependable form of hedging and are less liquid than futures.


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    Nasdaq-100® Index Products

    Ways to Invest in the Nasdaq-100®

    ETFs & Mutual Funds

    ETFS & Mutual Funds

    Fund-related products are one of the simplest ways to gain exposure to the NDX.



    If you’re investing in a long-term retirement vehicle or life insurance, annuities that track the Nasdaq-100® are definitely worth considering. These annuities have consistently performed well over time and are a great barometer of todays’ economy, too.



    If you want to be part of a broad-based index made up of the major industries that drive our economy, Nasdaq-100® options may be for you. We offer traditional AM-Settled Monthly, and PM-settled Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekly expires.



    Nasdaq-100® futures can be a great hedge against swings in tech earnings because they offer multiple kinds of protection.

    Related Indexes

    NGX  ->

    The Nasdaq Next Generation 100 Index (NGX) is designed to measure the performance of the next generation of Nasdaq-listed non-financial companies; that is, the largest 100 securities outside of the Nasdaq-100 Index.

    NDXESG  ->

    The Nasdaq-100 ESG Index (NDXESG) is designed to measure the performance of the companies in the Nasdaq-100 Index that meet specific ESG criteria.

    VOLQ  ->

    The Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (VOLQ) measures changes in 30-day implied volatility of the Nasdaq-100 index®.

    XND  ->

    The Nasdaq-100 Micro Index (XND) is designed to reflect 1/100th the value of the Nasdaq-100 Index®.

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