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About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

About

History

Differences between Investing vs Trading

The Nasdaq Index tracks the Nasdaq stock exchange, a US-based exchange. This means it tracks the stocks listed in an exchange that’s been active since 1971. Based on trading volume and market capitalisation, Nasdaq is among the largest exchanges in the world. As such, the Nasdaq Index share price is the focus for a lot of traders. In fact, such is its popularity that it is split into two parts: the Nasdaq Composite Index and the Nasdaq US100.

The Nasdaq Composite Index tracks the entire Nasdaq exchange. The Nasdaq US100 is a capitalization-weighted index that tracks the top 100 non-financial companies on the Nasdaq exchange. These securities focus on a variety of sectors, including biotech, retail, tech, and computer hardware/software. Therefore, when you trade Nasdaq US100, you’re taking an interest in US companies that serve industries with global significance.

The history of the Nasdaq Index (IXIC) goes back to 1971. It had a starting value of 100 and because the Nasdaq exchange features a large number of technology companies, the US100 accounts for 90% of the Nasdaq Composite Index’s value. That’s important when it comes to assessing the Nasdaq Index price because many of its most significant movements have come during pivotal times for the technology sector.

For example, on July 17, 1995, when companies such as Sun Microsystems were releasing JavaScript, the Nasdaq Index value closed above 1,000 for the first time. The next major milestone for Nasdaq US100 price was the dot-com boom. Between 1995 and 2000, the Nasdaq Index value increased 400% before coming back down during the dot-com crash.

Why trade the Nasdaq index share price?
The Nasdaq Index and Nasdaq US100 are a great way to take a broad interest in the technology and retail sectors. By tracking 100 of the largest non-financial companies in the US, the Nasdaq US100 has the potential to rise in line with major technological innovations of a generation.

Trading and investing are two sides of the same coin. Trading the Nasdaq Index allows you to speculate on its price movements without owning the underlying asset. Investing is where you buy the underlying asset and, therefore, have a direct stake in its fortunes. Both have their benefits, but trading Nasdaq US100 shares can be useful because you can go long or short.

As shown in the history of the Nasdaq Index and the dot-com boom, the value of Nasdaq can increase and decrease sharply over a period of time. This is why having the ability to speculate on the share price rising and falling can be a positive.

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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.

The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.

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Why Trade [[data.name]]

Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.

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Hold larger positions than the cash you have at your disposal

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Manage risk with in-platform tools
Ability to set take profit and stop loss levels

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