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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
Avanir Pharmaceuticals AVNRAVNR +5.8012.54+5.80+86.05%88,726,959
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO -0.3442.54-0.34-0.79%72,294,257
AppleAAPLAAPL -0.05101.61-0.05-0.05%60,294,859
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.4746.23-0.47-1.00%35,981,613
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.1025.06-0.10-0.40%33,308,189
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.023.59-0.02-0.42%29,722,258
Nii Holdings NIHDNIHD -0.040.09-0.04-29.72%26,926,790
IntelINTCINTC -0.0834.54-0.08-0.23%21,771,220
On Track Innovations Ltd OTIVOTIV -0.203.60-0.20-5.26%20,020,453
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -2.68100.98-2.68-2.59%16,332,313
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.9411.26-0.94-7.67%14,596,604
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -1.0822.32-1.08-4.60%13,575,484
Orexigen Therapeutics OREXOREX -0.274.89-0.27-5.23%13,365,145
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.0757.01-0.07-0.12%12,951,349
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -1.2250.97-1.22-2.34%12,338,186
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.2522.05-0.25-1.12%11,581,175
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.334.77-0.33-6.47%11,055,990
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO -1.9767.21-1.97-2.85%10,096,859
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH -0.4544.31-0.45-1.01%9,645,758
Rf Micro DevicesRFMDRFMD -0.4511.69-0.45-3.71%9,343,853
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.0410.04-0.04-0.40%8,117,610
On Semiconductor ONNNONNN -0.189.47-0.18-1.82%7,659,683
Symantec SYMCSYMC -0.3424.19-0.34-1.39%7,319,468
AriadARIAARIA -0.155.82-0.15-2.51%7,090,196
Fuelcell EnergyFCELFCEL -0.102.31-0.10-3.96%6,976,669
Nvidia NVDANVDA -0.2718.86-0.27-1.39%6,932,763
Staples SPLSSPLS -0.0412.91-0.04-0.31%6,885,023
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN -1.1211.07-1.12-9.15%6,788,108
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.306.38-0.30-4.49%6,773,787
Jds Uniphase JDSUJDSU +0.1413.57+0.14+1.04%6,425,861
NpsNPSPNPSP -5.4227.28-5.42-16.57%6,327,619
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.2675.07-0.26-0.35%6,279,148
Atmel ATMLATML -0.248.41-0.24-2.77%6,147,108
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC -0.0212.72-0.02-0.16%5,492,642
Prospect EnergyPSECPSEC -0.1010.09-0.10-0.98%5,427,351
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.5674.91-0.56-0.74%5,280,707
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA -0.3139.35-0.31-0.78%5,157,950
Compuware CPWRCPWR 0.0010.650.000.00%4,885,296
Arrowhead Research ARWRARWR -1.3115.23-1.31-7.89%4,882,637
CelgeneCELGCELG -2.0689.46-2.06-2.25%4,716,546
Melco Crown Entertainment LimitedMPELMPEL -0.6927.06-0.69-2.49%4,713,321
FtbFITBFITB -0.1120.54-0.11-0.51%4,661,485
Dendreon DNDNDNDN +0.141.53+0.14+9.71%4,612,113
Glu Mobile Inc. GLUUGLUU -0.125.11-0.12-2.29%4,595,418
ExelixisEXELEXEL -0.131.74-0.13-6.95%4,511,684
Broadcom BRCMBRCM -0.1040.28-0.10-0.25%4,478,582
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.0322.74+0.03+0.11%4,437,836
Discovery Communications - SeriesDISCKDISCK -0.2738.54-0.27-0.68%4,306,725
First Niagara Financial Grp. IncFNFGFNFG +0.109.01+0.10+1.12%4,240,254
ArenaARNAARNA -0.113.92-0.11-2.61%4,103,624
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals KERXKERX -0.4913.85-0.49-3.42%4,082,109
Autodesk ADSKADSK +0.1953.73+0.19+0.35%3,921,081 AMZNAMZN -7.32323.87-7.32-2.21%3,914,656
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.072.88-0.07-2.21%3,903,007
Canadian Solar Inc. - Common SharesCSIQCSIQ -1.9837.76-1.98-4.98%3,853,129
Netapp NTAPNTAP +0.3742.87+0.37+0.86%3,777,849
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.1213.74-0.12-0.87%3,772,813
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP -0.283.14-0.28-8.06%3,760,540
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEADBE -0.7170.27-0.71-1.00%3,743,540
Cumulus Media Inc. CMLSCMLS -0.034.10-0.03-0.73%3,709,552
Freeseas Inc. FREEFREE -0.060.30-0.06-16.94%3,690,188
AmarinAMRNAMRN -0.081.41-0.08-5.37%3,651,708
Liberty GlobalLBTYALBTYA -0.2043.71-0.20-0.46%3,595,941
Isis Pharmaceuticals ISISISIS -2.4338.86-2.43-5.89%3,560,028
Seagate Technology STXSTX -2.1558.86-2.15-3.52%3,547,423
BaiduBIDUBIDU -7.38210.58-7.38-3.39%3,479,257
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD -0.1810.09-0.18-1.71%3,414,213
Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULULULU -1.0044.19-1.00-2.21%3,400,884
CreeCREECREE -1.5841.10-1.58-3.69%3,358,602 International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP -3.0561.00-3.05-4.76%3,312,227
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC -0.1522.99-0.15-0.65%3,286,841
Aruba Networks ARUNARUN -0.8222.57-0.82-3.51%3,211,320

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