QQQ - QQQ

Description: The Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. Because of its exclusion of financial firms, the index tends to focus more heavily on companies in the technology sector among others. Some of the most popular companies in the benchmark include Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG). The fund and the index are rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually. The index debuted on January 31, 1985. Click to read our 'Analyst Take' for QQQ »

Analyst Take: This ETF offers exposure to one of the world's most widely-followed equity benchmarks, the NASDAQ, and has become one of the most popular exchange-traded products. The significant average daily trading volumes reflect that QQQ is widely used as a trading vehicle, and less as a components of a balanced long-term strategy. Of course, this fund can certainly be useful as part of a buy-and-hold approach for investors looking to maintain a tilt towards the potentially volatile tech sector. The composition of QQQ is certainly unique; this fund maintains a hefty allocation to technology companies, resulting in potentially significant volatility through heightened exposure to a sector that has historically experienced both impressive rallies and devastating busts. Moreover, the relative concentration (only 100 names) may be less than ideal--especially considering that a small handful of stocks make up a material chunk of the portfolio. QQQ is used primarily by short-term traders, as evidenced by the high average daily turnover. QQQ has penny-wide spreads and can be a nice tool for those looking to quickly establish a position in U.S. equity markets (though SPY accomplishes similar objectives). But investors building a retirement portfolio or maintaining a longer-term objective would be better served to look elsewhere for a fund that achieves better balance across various sectors of the economy. It should be noted that QQQ is cost efficient; the expense ratio is one of the lowest in the industry. Other more expensive alternatives offer similar exposure, including an equal-weighted version of the same underlying index (QQEW) and a version that focuses only on the non-technology components of the NASDAQ (QQXT). « Collapse

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QQQ - Profile


Summary Data for QQQ

52 Week Lo: $75.24 52 Week Hi: $100.56
AUM: $46,997.0 M Shares: 469.5 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 34,864,188 Avg. Volume (3 month) 31,760,212
Filings Data as of:

QQQ - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Apple Inc AAPL: 13.54%
  2. Microsoft Corp MSFT: 8.14%
  3. Google Inc Class C GOOG: 4.21%
  4. Intel Corp INTC: 3.79%
  5. Gilead Sciences Inc GILD: 3.62%
  6. Google Inc Class A GOOGL: 3.59%
  7. Amazon.com Inc AMZN: 3.44%
  8. Facebook Inc Class A FB: 3.23%
  9. Qualcomm Inc QCOM: 2.83%
  10. Cisco Systems Inc CSCO: 2.79%
%Assets in Top 10: 49.18%
Total Holdings: 104.0

QQQ Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 96.26%
International Stocks 3.51%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.24%
Other 0.0%

QQQ Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Technology 57.23%
Health Care 14.32%
Consumer Cyclical 14.04%
Communication Services 6.06%
Consumer Defensive 4.65%
Industrials 3.21%
Basic Materials 0.27%
Financial Services 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

QQQ Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 56.51%
Large 28.59%
Medium 10.45%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

QQQ Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
U.S. 96.26%
Asia (Emerging) 1.3%
Europe 1.29%
Asia (Developed) 0.42%
Middle East 0.29%
Canada 0.21%
Africa 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Region Percentage
Developed 98.47%
Emerging 1.3%

QQQ Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
United States 96.26%
China 1.3%
Netherlands 0.69%
United Kingdom 0.6%
Singapore 0.42%
Israel 0.29%
Canada 0.21%
Other 0.23%
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QQQ - Fact Sheet

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QQQ - Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of QQQ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

QQQ - Fundamentals

QQQ Performance

1 Week Return: -0.40%
2 Week Return: 0.37%
4 Week Return: -0.90%
13 Week Return: 5.29%
26 Week Return: 13.09%
YTD Return: 13.45%
1 Year Return: 26.60%
3 Year Return: 88.16%
5 Year Return: 145.50%

QQQ Expenses & Fees

QQQ Valuation

P/E Ratio: n/a
Beta: 1.22
20 Day Moving Average: $99.26
60 Day Moving Average: $97.31

QQQ Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $1.34
Dividend Date: 2014-06-20
Dividend: $0.25
Annual Dividend Yield %: 1.34%

QQQ Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 29.84%
20 Day Volatility: 12.48%
50 Day Volatility: 10.67%
200 Day Volatility: 10.23%
Standard Deviation: 5.97%

QQQ - Technicals

QQQ Technicals

20 Day MA: $99.26
60 Day MA: $97.31
MACD 15 Period: -0.51
MACD 100 Period: 3.90
Williams % Range 10 Day: 66.78
Williams % Range 20 Day: 66.78
RSI 10 Day: 48
RSI 20 Day: 52
RSI 30 Day: 55
Ultimate Oscillator: 52

QQQ Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $97.97
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $100.17
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $98.27
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $100.19
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $98.06
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.13

QQQ Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $97.96
Support Level 2: $97.27
Resistance Level 1: $99.13
Resistance Level 2: $99.61

QQQ Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 63.12
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 41.05
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 57.09
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 44.26

QQQ Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 29.84%
20 Day Volatility: 12.48%
50 Day Volatility: 10.67%
200 Day Volatility: 10.23%
Standard Deviation: 5.97%

QQQ - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

QQQ is a passive UIT that seeks to replicate NASDAQ-100 Index. The Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. Because of its exclusion of financial firms, the index tends to focus more heavily on companies in the technology sector among others. Some of the most popular companies in the benchmark include Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG). The fund and the index are rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually. The index debuted on January 31, 1985.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Large Cap Growth Equities 0.2 1999-03-10 Invesco PowerShares UIT +13.45%

QQQ Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+
Expenses A-
Performance C+
Volatility B
Dividend A-
Concentration B

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QQQ on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

QQQ Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) B+ VONG

The second table shows the overall Realtime Rating for QQQ, as well as the A+ Overall Rated ETF in QQQ's Category. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

QQQ In-Depth

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for QQQ and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Expense Analysis

This section compares the cost efficiency of QQQ to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

QQQ ETF Average ETF Wtd. Average
0.2 0.61% 0.33%

Comparative Analysis: Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb Category

Lo Average Hi QQQ Rank
SCHG : 0.07% 0.42% TNDQ : 1.00% 8 of 23

Commission Free Trading in QQQ

QQQ is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms. There are 10 other ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading IVW (Fidelity) IWF (TD Ameritrade) MGK (Vanguard, TD Ameritrade) QQQE (Charles Schwab) RPG (Charles Schwab) SCHG (Charles Schwab) SYG (Charles Schwab) VONG (Vanguard) VOOG (Vanguard) VUG (Vanguard, TD Ameritrade)

Performance Analysis

This section shows how QQQ has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

  QQQ Category Lo Category Hi QQQ Rank
1 Week* -0.40% SYG: -1.81% PWB: 0.51% 15 of 23
4 Week* -0.90% RWG: -3.17% PWB: -0.04% 7 of 23
13 Week* 5.29% FTC: 0.09% TNDQ: 5.31% 2 of 22
26 Week* 13.09% RWG: 3.62% QQQ: 13.09% 1 of 22
YTD* 13.45% RWG: 4.63% QQQ: 13.45% 1 of 21
1 Year* 26.60% RWG: 14.38% QQQ: 26.60% 1 of 21
3 Year* 88.16% RPX: 59.17% RPG: 91.60% 3 of 19
5 Year* 145.50% FTC: 109.54% RPG: 154.41% 2 of 13

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of QQQ compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  QQQ Category Lo Category Hi QQQ Rank
5 Day* 29.84% PWB: 0.39% RPX: 119.45% 4 of 23
20 Day* 12.48% IWY: 9.55% RPX: 55.05% 5 of 23
50 Day* 10.67% VONG: 9.62% RPX: 37.69% 8 of 22
200 Day* 10.23% PXLG: 8.93% RPX: 29.44% 6 of 21
Beta* 1.22 IWY: 1.01 RPX: 5.13 7 of 23
Standart Deviation* 5.97% PWB: 1.15% QQQ: 5.97% 1 of 21

Technical Analysis

This section highlights technical strength metrics for QQQ.

Moving Averages * Support & Resistance * Williams & Rel. Strength *
20 Day MA $99.26 Lower Bolinger (10Day) $97.97 Williams % (10) 66.78
60 Day MA $97.31 Upper Bolinger (10Day) $100.17 Williams % (20) 66.78
MACD 15 Day -0.51 Lower Bolinger (30Day) $98.06 Rel. Strength (10) 48
MACD 100 Day 3.90 Upper Bolinger (30Day) $100.13 Rel. Strength (20) 52
    Support Level $52.16 Rel. Strength (30) 55
    Resistance Level $99.13    

Dividend & Valuation Analysis

This section shows how the dividend yield and P/E multiple of QQQ compare to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  QQQ Category Lo Category Hi QQQ Rank
Annual Dividend Yield* 1.34% RWG: 0.11% RPX: 3.23% 7 of 21
P/E Ratio* n/a VOOG: 17.44 JKE: 20.43 n/a
* As of 2014-09-29

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep QQQ is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  QQQ Category Lo Category Hi QQQ Rank
Number of Holdings** 104 CFGE: 1 VONG: 680 15 of 22
% Assets in Top 10** 49.18% FTC: 10.00% PXLG: 51.89% 2 of 21
** As of 2014-09-03

Alternative ETFs

Other ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb Category include:

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHG 0.07% $1,504.5 M 129,498 10.01%
Largest (AUM) IWF 0.20% $25,040.3 M 1,467,578 8.02%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWF 0.20% $25,040.3 M 1,467,578 8.02%
Top YTD Performer PXLG 0.39% $124.2 M 13,411 12.58%

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