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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 +1.39118.99+1.39+1.18%40,831,886
Tibco Software TIBXTIBX +0.0924.03+0.09+0.38%27,626,332
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +0.2847.75+0.28+0.59%27,164,877
IntelINTCINTC +0.5836.90+0.58+1.60%24,062,025
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.013.61+0.01+0.14%19,829,126
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.1427.42+0.14+0.51%19,466,245
Ctrip.com International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP -5.0353.37-5.03-8.61%14,932,760
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.6523.88+0.65+2.80%14,856,414
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO +4.3379.04+4.33+5.80%13,892,807
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO +0.2051.92+0.20+0.39%13,434,021
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.82100.29-0.82-0.81%11,539,396
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN +0.1410.25+0.14+1.38%9,314,195
Taser International TASRTASR +1.2821.87+1.28+6.22%9,280,839
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.2356.85+0.23+0.41%9,200,870
Staples SPLSSPLS -0.1813.91-0.18-1.28%7,995,023
Geron GERNGERN +0.133.72+0.13+3.48%7,202,261
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.0513.60-0.05-0.37%7,040,484
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.0172.26-0.01-0.01%7,006,488
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.1021.83+0.10+0.44%6,997,324
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL +2.4658.63+2.46+4.38%6,204,986
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.7443.12+0.74+1.73%6,179,442
Rf Micro DevicesRFMDRFMD +0.1414.89+0.14+0.95%5,898,494
Hercules OffshoreHEROHERO -0.051.38-0.05-3.17%5,512,140
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.3420.91+0.34+1.65%5,481,634
Energy Xxi (bermuda) Limited - CommonEXXIEXXI -0.396.32-0.39-5.81%5,296,538
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD -0.1611.25-0.16-1.36%5,271,485
AriadARIAARIA +0.187.29+0.18+2.46%5,188,699
XomaXOMAXOMA +0.185.69+0.18+3.27%4,901,804
TivoTIVOTIVO -0.9611.94-0.96-7.44%4,712,178
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals LXRXLXRX +0.011.00+0.01+1.17%4,373,395
Atmel ATMLATML +0.207.93+0.20+2.52%4,229,514
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN -0.6920.39-0.69-3.27%4,186,082
Lakeland Industries LAKELAKE -1.7211.89-1.72-12.61%4,075,449
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.1554.55+0.15+0.28%3,989,747
Nanosphere NSPHNSPH +0.010.39+0.01+2.31%3,979,493
Skyworks Solutions SWKSSWKS +2.4267.89+2.42+3.70%3,950,859
MarvellMRVLMRVL +0.3014.37+0.30+2.13%3,912,037
Idera Pharmaceuticals IDRAIDRA +0.182.99+0.18+6.41%3,902,185
News NWSANWSA +0.2315.68+0.23+1.46%3,861,936
Delia*s Inc. DLIADLIA -0.000.13-0.00-1.52%3,743,756
Hudson City BancorpHCBKHCBK +0.029.81+0.02+0.20%3,652,797
On Semiconductor ONNNONNN +0.259.09+0.25+2.83%3,632,165
Rex Energy REXXREXX -0.298.55-0.29-3.28%3,606,400
Golar Lng Limited - Common SharesGLNGGLNG -2.7349.50-2.73-5.23%3,451,680
Liberty GlobalLBTYKLBTYK +0.6747.24+0.67+1.44%3,380,161
FtbFITBFITB +0.0620.28+0.06+0.30%3,341,407
CelgeneCELGCELG +1.53112.60+1.53+1.38%3,269,769
Maxim Integrated Products MXIMMXIM +0.7229.69+0.72+2.49%3,239,561
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN +0.4713.22+0.47+3.65%3,225,951
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.031.44-0.03-1.71%3,209,939
Linn Energy LlcLINELINE -0.7821.95-0.78-3.43%3,167,352
Liberty GlobalLBTYALBTYA +0.6448.40+0.64+1.34%3,106,585
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.5379.68-0.53-0.66%3,098,376
Express Scripts ESRXESRX +0.8182.33+0.81+0.99%2,978,945
Nektar Therapeutics NKTRNKTR +0.7716.70+0.77+4.83%2,945,596
BaiduBIDUBIDU +1.69246.03+1.69+0.69%2,920,803
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.0325.94+0.03+0.10%2,818,475
Kla-tencor KLACKLAC -16.8567.33-16.85-20.02%2,726,216
Urban Outfitters URBNURBN -0.5332.48-0.53-1.61%2,691,705
Prospect EnergyPSECPSEC -0.039.46-0.03-0.26%2,648,557
Nuance CommunicationsNUANNUAN -0.2715.34-0.27-1.70%2,570,242
Ca Inc. CACA -0.0130.85-0.01-0.03%2,538,157
AlteraALTRALTR +0.8537.24+0.85+2.34%2,530,536
Amicus Therapeutics FOLDFOLD +0.198.14+0.19+2.33%2,491,696
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH +0.3453.64+0.34+0.64%2,418,291
ComcastCMCSKCMCSK +0.3056.67+0.30+0.53%2,413,035
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC -0.0312.67-0.03-0.20%2,412,265
LinearLLTCLLTC +1.2245.56+1.22+2.75%2,408,586
TriquintTQNTTQNT +0.2624.85+0.26+1.06%2,396,573
Orexigen Therapeutics OREXOREX +0.065.84+0.06+0.95%2,387,248

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