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The NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an electronic stock exchange with more than 3,300 company listings. It currently has a greater trading volume than any other U.S. stock exchange, carrying out approximately 1.8 billion trades per day. The NYSE is still considered the biggest exchange because its market capitalisation far exceeds that of the NASDAQ. The NASDAQ trades shares in a variety of companies, but is well known for being a high-tech exchange, trading many new, high growth, and volatile stocks. This is partially due to the fact that the listing fees on the NASDAQ are significantly lower than those for the New York Stock Exchange whose maximum price is only $150,000. The NASDAQ is a publicly owned company, trading its shares on its own exchange under the ticker symbol NDAQ.

The NASDAQ Stock Market - Copyright Kowloonese (English Wikipedia)
The NASDAQ Stock Market

The NASDAQ, as an electronic exchange, has no physical trading floor, but conducts all of its trades through a computer and telecommunications system. The exchange is a dealers' market, meaning brokers buy and sell stocks through a market maker rather than from each other. A market maker deals in a particular stock and holds a certain number of stocks on his own books so that when a broker wants to purchase shares, he can purchase them directly from the market maker.

The NASDAQ is located in New York's Times Square. The building is instantly recognisably by its large outdoor electronic display which provides up to the minute financial information 24 hours a day.

Companies listed on the NASDAQ
Company NameSymbolChartPriceChange% ChangeVolume
AppleAAPLAAPL -3.12179.66-3.12-1.71%36,529,958
IntelINTCINTC +0.5344.53+0.53+1.20%35,784,128
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.175.39-0.17-3.06%35,182,311
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -1.0668.26-1.06-1.52%31,820,660
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -1.49126.18-1.49-1.17%23,603,810
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -1.5054.19-1.50-2.69%22,734,249
Arrowhead Research ARWRARWR +0.1821.97+0.18+0.83%21,111,596
Nvidia NVDANVDA -4.88147.32-4.88-3.21%14,795,487
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.5742.73-0.57-1.32%14,754,952
Netapp NTAPNTAP -5.4461.66-5.44-8.11%13,799,869
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.4822.12-0.48-2.12%9,991,496
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC -0.339.72-0.33-3.28%9,472,257
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.2713.06-0.27-2.03%9,244,500
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.8476.41-0.84-1.09%9,213,376
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH -0.4261.08-0.42-0.68%9,080,866
Ctrip.com International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP -1.2036.46-1.20-3.19%8,974,704
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -0.3635.95-0.36-0.99%8,753,715
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.5539.94-0.55-1.36%8,459,814
FtbFITBFITB -0.3427.02-0.34-1.24%8,023,659
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -0.7242.19-0.72-1.68%7,390,117
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -0.4819.17-0.48-2.44%7,282,725
BaiduBIDUBIDU -4.94113.46-4.94-4.17%7,085,947
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD +0.6767.17+0.67+1.01%6,707,321
Symantec SYMCSYMC -0.3219.97-0.32-1.58%6,628,529
Mercury Computer SystemsMRCYMRCY -2.1968.77-2.19-3.09%6,441,215
ArrayARRYARRY +0.8526.40+0.85+3.33%6,155,966
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX -0.259.47-0.25-2.57%5,973,977
Netflix NFLXNFLX -7.52352.21-7.52-2.09%5,630,533
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC -0.0217.03-0.02-0.12%5,433,732
Urban Outfitters URBNURBN -0.5023.84-0.50-2.05%5,292,300
CelgeneCELGCELG -0.7395.63-0.73-0.76%4,869,969
Fastenal Company FASTFAST -32.9431.34-32.94-51.24%4,841,149
Carrizo Oil & GasCRZOCRZO -1.2011.11-1.20-9.75%4,563,973
Gulfport Energy GPORGPOR -0.316.23-0.31-4.74%4,481,636
Amazon.com AMZNAMZN -44.201,815.48-44.20-2.38%4,424,157
Xilinx XLNXXLNX -2.39102.30-2.39-2.28%4,388,345
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.032.50-0.03-1.19%4,330,742
BiocrystBCRXBCRX +0.103.54+0.10+2.91%4,315,147
News NWSANWSA +0.0311.79+0.03+0.26%4,068,142
Steel DynamicsSTLDSTLD -1.8527.20-1.85-6.37%4,052,436
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU +0.0217.58+0.02+0.11%4,010,509
Bgc Partners BGCPBGCP +0.014.65+0.01+0.22%3,860,319

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