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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 +0.03100.56+0.03+0.03%52,688,777
Amicus Therapeutics FOLDFOLD +0.935.50+0.93+20.35%33,717,431
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.013.57+0.01+0.28%27,101,433
IntelINTCINTC +0.1634.50+0.16+0.47%27,074,270
Staples SPLSSPLS -0.3111.31-0.31-2.67%25,422,029
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.3944.94-0.39-0.86%24,770,487
Nii Holdings NIHDNIHD -0.050.16-0.05-24.29%24,737,382
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.0624.70+0.06+0.24%20,229,717
Fuelcell EnergyFCELFCEL -0.212.61-0.21-7.30%17,127,050
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU +0.4012.73+0.40+3.24%15,825,309
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO -0.3337.50-0.33-0.87%12,670,259
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.49100.79-0.49-0.48%12,580,042
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +1.3076.43+1.30+1.73%12,122,176
Energy Xxi (bermuda) Limited - CommonEXXIEXXI +0.5716.37+0.57+3.61%10,679,622
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.1621.89-0.16-0.73%9,819,624
China Finance OnlineJRJCJRJC +1.069.15+1.06+13.10%9,758,836
Digital Ally DGLYDGLY -1.265.82-1.26-17.80%8,771,618
Ja Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. - AdsJASOJASO -0.659.35-0.65-6.46%7,699,977
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL +1.5648.60+1.56+3.32%7,569,138
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -0.3653.39-0.36-0.67%7,506,378
AriadARIAARIA +0.086.06+0.08+1.25%7,416,485
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.1354.63+0.13+0.24%7,338,971
Cumulus Media Inc. CMLSCMLS +0.284.96+0.28+5.98%7,319,137
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN -0.099.78-0.09-0.91%7,251,691
Atmel ATMLATML +0.258.69+0.25+2.90%7,083,313
Rf Micro DevicesRFMDRFMD -0.0511.98-0.05-0.37%6,621,500
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG +0.015.87+0.01+0.09%6,612,815
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN +0.039.72+0.03+0.26%6,347,662
Glu Mobile Inc. GLUUGLUU +0.065.09+0.06+1.09%6,277,265
On Semiconductor ONNNONNN +0.169.21+0.16+1.77%6,049,627
Capstone TurbineCPSTCPST +0.011.23+0.01+0.82%5,870,112
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.0324.27+0.03+0.12%5,836,847
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH -0.2046.02-0.20-0.43%5,580,613
Nvidia NVDANVDA -0.1319.25-0.13-0.65%5,523,128
Shutterfly SFLYSFLY +0.5850.42+0.58+1.16%5,442,675
Pdl Biopharma PDLIPDLI +0.249.79+0.24+2.46%5,395,462
Exact SciencesEXASEXAS +1.1719.51+1.17+6.38%5,187,529
Canadian Solar Inc. - Common SharesCSIQCSIQ +0.5635.21+0.56+1.62%4,930,833
FtbFITBFITB +0.1320.10+0.13+0.65%4,659,174
ArenaARNAARNA -0.014.23-0.01-0.12%4,615,048
CelgeneCELGCELG +0.6391.99+0.63+0.69%4,503,100
SandiskSNDKSNDK +2.3897.68+2.38+2.50%4,359,341
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.0723.08+0.07+0.28%4,251,920
MarvellMRVLMRVL +0.0513.54+0.05+0.37%4,215,230
Kandi Technolgies KNDIKNDI +0.6520.39+0.65+3.29%4,090,231
Express Scripts ESRXESRX +0.6674.86+0.66+0.89%3,940,657
The Hain Celestial Grp. HAINHAIN +9.6796.60+9.67+11.12%3,897,989
Urban Outfitters URBNURBN +0.5739.16+0.57+1.48%3,838,511
Petsmart PETMPETM +0.7970.49+0.79+1.13%3,825,463
SalixSLXPSLXP -3.61157.19-3.61-2.25%3,791,937
Elizabeth Arden RDENRDEN +1.6516.70+1.65+10.96%3,719,484
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.0238.91+0.02+0.05%3,657,260
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.077.19-0.07-0.90%3,529,435
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN +0.1032.77+0.10+0.31%3,522,556
Dollar Tree DLTRDLTR +0.2955.00+0.29+0.53%3,445,846
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO +0.5543.91+0.55+1.27%3,421,664
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEADBE -1.0271.03-1.02-1.42%3,395,267
Lamar Advertising Company LAMRLAMR +0.0751.44+0.07+0.13%3,362,255
Arrowhead Research ARWRARWR -0.5713.65-0.57-4.01%3,289,678
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD -0.029.36-0.02-0.16%3,176,019
Autodesk ADSKADSK -0.1653.59-0.16-0.30%3,145,520
HimaxHIMXHIMX -0.067.70-0.06-0.71%3,098,679
Taser International TASRTASR -0.6415.47-0.64-3.97%3,029,543
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.0723.36+0.07+0.28%2,965,845
F5 Networks FFIVFFIV +2.55122.57+2.55+2.12%2,911,763
News NWSANWSA +0.3117.45+0.31+1.78%2,803,361
American Capital StrategiesACASACAS -0.0815.49-0.08-0.51%2,669,075
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.043.23-0.04-1.07%2,659,248

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