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The key tech stocks that rally longer than the broader Nasdaq index

Nasdaq stocks were on fire in July: the 100 was up more than 7 percent and the Composite index up close to that. That just about doubled the monthly return in the S&P 500 and was even better compared to the Dow.

But many investors don't at this point see a stock market offering much reward compared to the potential risks across the globe.

Both Nasdaq indexes have started off August flat. Based on history, though, top Nasdaq stocks continue to rally after a hot month, and the Nasdaq indexes tend to retain their edge over the S&P 500, up only 0.48 percent on average in the trading month after a Nasdaq return of 6 percent or more.

Here are top tech stocks that keep a Nasdaq rally going.