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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
Mdrna MRNAMRNA +4.6228.38+4.62+19.44%69,036,127
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +2.36170.43+2.36+1.40%44,906,825
AppleAAPLAAPL +4.82292.90+4.82+1.67%43,031,004
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.5942.16-0.59-1.37%30,538,169
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.196.79-0.19-2.72%30,110,773
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD +4.9875.08+4.98+7.10%25,480,014
NovavaxNVAXNVAX +1.499.44+1.49+18.68%22,941,939
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.074.77-0.07-1.35%21,226,836
IntelINTCINTC +0.0359.76+0.03+0.05%20,085,551
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.8042.38-0.80-1.84%19,643,530
Nvidia NVDANVDA +6.43268.48+6.43+2.46%16,819,741
Fuelcell EnergyFCELFCEL -0.012.26-0.01-0.39%14,193,008
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.7179.51-0.71-0.89%9,988,092
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.3522.30-0.35-1.55%8,359,246
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP -0.126.42-0.12-1.76%8,280,613
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC -0.1118.41-0.11-0.57%8,135,955
MicrovisionMVISMVIS -0.320.27-0.32-54.11%7,934,175
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +1.1460.00+1.14+1.94%7,915,811
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.1112.72-0.11-0.86%7,865,484
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.2736.73+0.27+0.73%7,526,779
Bed Bath & BeyondBBBYBBBY -0.3910.60-0.39-3.55%7,474,834
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.9917.26-0.99-5.42%7,245,635
Netflix NFLXNFLX +19.53379.62+19.53+5.42%7,033,864
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.9881.21-0.98-1.19%6,807,920
Infinera INFNINFN -0.897.00-0.89-11.23%6,312,929
New York Mortgage Trust NYMTNYMT -0.026.13-0.02-0.24%6,167,093
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.1959.70+0.19+0.32%6,067,432
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals SNSSSNSS -0.110.92-0.11-10.68%5,708,943
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC -0.6347.89-0.63-1.30%5,330,982
Penn NationalPENNPENN -2.5429.53-2.54-7.92%5,225,766
BiocrystBCRXBCRX +0.202.46+0.20+8.61%5,049,664
Amazon.com AMZNAMZN +9.001,981.74+9.00+0.46%4,655,088
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX -0.3112.03-0.31-2.51%4,474,431
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP -0.6110.53-0.61-5.48%4,467,827
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA -0.8126.61-0.81-2.95%4,397,155
Exact SciencesEXASEXAS -6.3680.18-6.36-7.34%4,196,351
FtbFITBFITB -0.4026.67-0.40-1.48%4,126,344

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