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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
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -3.6743.76-3.67-7.74%52,583,769
AppleAAPLAAPL +4.28217.60+4.28+2.01%35,419,860
Nvidia NVDANVDA -12.55244.89-12.55-4.87%28,567,188
IntelINTCINTC -0.0747.10-0.07-0.15%26,381,884
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.7045.86+0.70+1.55%23,150,907
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.04107.60-0.04-0.04%18,060,922
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +0.3266.08+0.32+0.49%15,170,171
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -2.6672.93-2.66-3.52%13,337,990
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.4919.78-0.49-2.42%12,338,269
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.0635.60-0.06-0.17%12,079,509
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.046.98+0.04+0.58%11,453,144
Netflix NFLXNFLX -5.66316.78-5.66-1.76%10,400,398
Peoples BankPBCTPBCT +0.1218.72+0.12+0.65%8,432,166
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.5353.57+0.53+1.00%8,166,981
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.0519.46+0.05+0.26%7,844,663
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.2334.00+0.23+0.68%6,982,406
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN +0.1016.10+0.10+0.63%6,581,762
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -0.5569.14-0.55-0.79%5,551,731
BaiduBIDUBIDU +5.29222.59+5.29+2.43%5,497,462
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.2419.30+0.24+1.26%5,101,629
Sigma Designs SIGMSIGM +0.050.25+0.05+24.24%4,864,559
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP -0.3115.64-0.31-1.94%4,678,415
MicrochipMCHPMCHP +1.2183.00+1.21+1.48%4,563,830
FtbFITBFITB -0.1629.68-0.16-0.54%4,442,581
Lam Research LRCXLRCX -4.39169.90-4.39-2.52%4,219,359
Seagate Technology STXSTX +1.2154.26+1.21+2.28%4,200,700
CelgeneCELGCELG +0.2290.37+0.22+0.24%4,142,973
Amazon.com AMZNAMZN -5.361,881.16-5.36-0.28%4,101,724
Neutral Tandem TNDMTNDM -0.0233.89-0.02-0.06%3,730,365
Hologic HOLXHOLX +0.1738.33+0.17+0.45%3,686,589
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX +0.2313.57+0.23+1.72%3,684,052
News NWSANWSA +0.0113.91+0.01+0.07%3,435,768
Netlist NLSTNLST +0.000.12+0.00+2.16%3,408,801
Ctrip.com International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP +0.1238.44+0.12+0.31%3,360,337
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH +0.4575.55+0.45+0.60%3,337,119
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL +0.2938.14+0.29+0.77%3,276,060
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO +0.206.21+0.20+3.33%3,082,223
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA +0.5726.96+0.57+2.16%3,073,825
Gulfport Energy GPORGPOR -0.0111.14-0.01-0.09%3,046,196
Glu Mobile Inc. GLUUGLUU +0.136.77+0.13+1.96%3,015,657
Paychex PAYXPAYX +0.4372.32+0.43+0.60%2,977,603
Pain TherapeuticsPTIEPTIE -0.120.91-0.12-11.65%2,963,798
Geron GERNGERN -0.063.91-0.06-1.39%2,928,340

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