Historical analysis from Schaeffer's suggests that the annual adjustments in the NASDAQ-100 index typically provide buying opportunities for the stocks that are removed. As an example, the stocks kicked out last year averaged 57% returns for the year compared to only 34% for those added to the index last December. See the table below. The index makes a yearly adjustment at the end of December to rerank the top 100 non-financial stocks that are listed on the NASDAQ exchange.
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