Apple and Facebook led the NASDAQ-100 in its biggest slide in two weeks amid concerns over an economic slowdown, following Friday's underwhelming August payrolls data and signals of the Fed's tapering.
US-TECH 100 index futures CFD, based on NASDAQ-100 index futures, is a basket of shares including the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ stock market. The index is traded as ‘NQ’.
NASDAQ-100 is a modified capitalisation-weighted index, as a result, larger companies like Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Intel - have a greater effect on the index’s price than smaller companies.
The price of US-TECH 100 futures contract is impacted by a wide range of factors.
Among these are the economic outlook for the US economy, including the percent change in gross domestic product (GDP), measuring the nation's production output; changes in government revenues; and interest, inflation, employment and unemployment rates. Furthermore, macroeconomic events and changes in trade agreements, at both regional and global levels, can tend to move American-based stock index futures.