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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
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.90101.39+0.90+0.90%25,747,597
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.122.23-0.12-5.10%23,287,388
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.0164.61-0.01-0.02%21,796,800
AppleAAPLAAPL +0.12136.65+0.12+0.09%21,776,585
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.2734.31+0.27+0.79%21,137,311
IntelINTCINTC +0.3436.52+0.34+0.94%18,617,592
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.055.12+0.05+0.89%15,519,907
Ocular SciencesOCLROCLR -0.299.24-0.29-3.04%14,386,371
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC -0.076.46-0.07-1.07%14,358,923
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.071.13-0.07-5.83%14,348,312
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.2437.89+0.24+0.64%11,557,826
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD -0.0612.33-0.06-0.48%11,192,401
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +0.0857.22+0.08+0.14%10,644,787
IncyteINCYINCY +9.29131.24+9.29+7.62%9,231,041
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN 0.0014.180.000.00%8,740,036
EarthlinkELNKELNK -0.215.64-0.21-3.59%8,604,877
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.4634.06+0.46+1.37%8,098,701
Glu Mobile Inc. GLUUGLUU -0.041.96-0.04-2.00%7,902,328
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.1657.48-0.16-0.28%7,806,190
BaiduBIDUBIDU -9.50175.14-9.50-5.15%7,533,961
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.1236.28+0.12+0.33%7,505,777
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD +0.5869.95+0.58+0.84%7,382,357
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.4645.54+0.46+1.02%5,992,237
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP -0.2413.15-0.24-1.79%5,925,999
NovavaxNVAXNVAX 0.001.380.000.00%5,821,066
Dollar Tree DLTRDLTR +1.8479.41+1.84+2.37%5,727,597
First Solar FSLRFSLR +0.7037.89+0.70+1.88%5,719,976
FtbFITBFITB -0.1527.32-0.15-0.55%5,504,089
Staples SPLSSPLS +0.199.27+0.19+2.09%5,471,002
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.0619.56-0.06-0.28%5,218,677
Ctrip.com International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP +0.2448.52+0.24+0.50%5,069,116
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -0.1842.15-0.18-0.43%4,857,746
Century Aluminum Company CENXCENX -0.1013.48-0.10-0.74%4,597,475
ExelixisEXELEXEL -0.0621.68-0.06-0.28%4,524,223
CelgeneCELGCELG -1.23118.23-1.23-1.03%4,485,995
Silver Standard Resources SSRISSRI +0.6311.53+0.63+5.78%4,392,651
DelcathDCTHDCTH -0.010.16-0.01-4.59%4,067,569
Arris Grp. ARRSARRS -0.5125.75-0.51-1.94%4,052,535
Gulfport Energy GPORGPOR -0.5318.11-0.53-2.84%3,869,493
MarvellMRVLMRVL 0.0016.010.000.00%3,785,719
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.2628.84+0.26+0.89%3,740,755
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO +0.1045.51+0.10+0.22%3,714,785
Amazon.com AMZNAMZN -6.98845.21-6.98-0.82%3,687,963
Zions BancorporationZIONZION -0.2744.55-0.27-0.60%3,605,293
IntuitINTUINTU +7.40128.10+7.40+6.13%3,478,488
Paychex PAYXPAYX +1.4061.81+1.40+2.32%3,372,648
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN -0.8826.69-0.88-3.19%3,326,918
Netflix NFLXNFLX +0.44143.22+0.44+0.31%3,302,714
Ross StoresROSTROST +1.3568.99+1.35+2.00%3,232,916
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN -0.383.86-0.38-8.96%3,221,917
Abraxas Petroleum AXASAXAS -0.052.16-0.05-2.26%3,221,550
Seagate Technology STXSTX +0.3547.74+0.35+0.74%3,172,622

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