This ticker group is made up of the 505 common stocks issued by the 500 large-cap companies in the S&P 500 Index. The index covers around 80% of the American equity market by capitalization and many of the stocks have options. The 30 companies in the DOW are also included in this index. The actual number of tickers used in the ranker will be less than the 505 stocks listed as only the intersection with OptionAutomator's master ticker list will be included.
This ticker group represents the intersection of top 100 capitalization-weighted companies in the NASDAQ index with the OptionAutomator's master ticker list. Companies found in the NASDAQ index (around 3000 companies) differs from other indices in that the NASDAQ includes 8 companies incorporated outside the United States and has almost a complete lack of financial companies. The index also tends to be heavily weighted in high-tech stocks and considered more risky than the DOW and S&P 500 indices.