14 Nasdaq-100 ETFs and Mutual Funds to Buy

The QQQ is the best-known of the Nasdaq-100 ETFs that invests in the popular index. But several other funds are at your disposal, too.

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Forget the Dow. Forget the S&P 500. If you're looking for the major index with the most pep in its performance step, look to the Nasdaq-100 – and the growing number of Nasdaq-100 ETFs and mutual funds that allow you to enjoy in the index's fortunes.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was for decades America's premier stock index – the favored proxy of domestic industry. Over time, it was eventually eclipsed by the S&P 500, which, by virtue of tracking 500 companies instead of the Dow's mere 30, was able to cover a wider array of firms and better represent the spectrum of U.S. business.


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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.