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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 +1.89118.36+1.89+1.62%33,857,100
IntelINTCINTC +0.5336.12+0.53+1.48%26,164,826
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.2347.75-0.23-0.48%23,293,380
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.1727.05+0.17+0.63%18,383,329
AriadARIAARIA +0.547.06+0.54+8.21%13,967,869
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.26100.32-0.26-0.26%13,411,059
Geron GERNGERN +0.123.82+0.12+3.24%11,651,922
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.033.57+0.03+0.71%11,514,866
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO +0.6451.68+0.64+1.25%9,369,531
Rf Micro DevicesRFMDRFMD +0.4214.66+0.42+2.95%9,069,819
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.8054.88+0.80+1.48%8,550,741
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +0.2771.74+0.27+0.38%6,157,720
Staples SPLSSPLS +0.2714.32+0.27+1.92%5,950,622
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU +0.1813.43+0.18+1.36%5,913,139
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN +0.0410.17+0.04+0.39%5,658,636
News NWSANWSA +0.2915.46+0.29+1.91%5,600,001
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.2223.08+0.22+0.96%5,586,180
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO +1.7272.44+1.72+2.43%5,573,954
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.4225.75+0.42+1.66%5,425,136
Freeseas Inc. FREEFREE +0.000.13+0.00+0.39%5,120,847
Urban Outfitters URBNURBN +1.8233.30+1.82+5.78%4,932,352
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.011.49-0.01-0.67%4,629,385
Liberty GlobalLBTYKLBTYK +0.5145.92+0.51+1.11%4,620,289
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.1813.82-0.18-1.25%4,510,001
Amicus Therapeutics FOLDFOLD +0.867.83+0.86+12.35%4,327,704
Atmel ATMLATML -0.107.69-0.10-1.22%4,198,626
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD +0.2611.76+0.26+2.22%4,194,805
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI 0.0021.170.000.00%4,133,696
XomaXOMAXOMA +0.555.14+0.55+11.96%3,966,460
Autodesk ADSKADSK -0.9561.00-0.95-1.53%3,902,931
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals LXRXLXRX +0.040.98+0.04+3.77%3,849,043
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN -0.0721.57-0.07-0.32%3,809,874
Aruba Networks ARUNARUN +0.5819.40+0.58+3.06%3,635,983
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -0.1154.31-0.11-0.20%3,590,749
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.8280.58+0.82+1.03%3,573,069
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.2342.40+0.23+0.53%3,335,736
Celldex Therapeutics CLDXCLDX +0.1320.96+0.13+0.61%3,309,236
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. TSEMTSEM +0.9012.85+0.90+7.53%3,232,237
TriquintTQNTTQNT +0.8124.44+0.81+3.43%3,226,852
Energy Xxi (bermuda) Limited - CommonEXXIEXXI -0.357.03-0.35-4.68%3,202,851
Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULULULU -0.2846.64-0.28-0.59%3,166,600
CelgeneCELGCELG +2.28110.48+2.28+2.10%2,944,141
Liberty GlobalLBTYALBTYA +0.2147.08+0.21+0.44%2,710,711
Dish Network DISHDISH +1.6175.31+1.61+2.18%2,702,654
News NWSNWS +0.2215.05+0.22+1.48%2,669,671
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN -0.0213.14-0.02-0.15%2,661,973
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX +0.1111.21+0.11+0.95%2,627,816
On Semiconductor ONNNONNN +0.178.79+0.17+1.97%2,624,876
Prospect EnergyPSECPSEC -0.019.58-0.01-0.14%2,553,334
Avanir Pharmaceuticals AVNRAVNR +0.4014.28+0.40+2.85%2,489,909
Ctrip.com International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP -0.0158.89-0.01-0.02%2,477,617
Cumulus Media Inc. CMLSCMLS +0.244.00+0.24+6.38%2,465,725
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH +0.6253.68+0.62+1.17%2,461,997
New York Mortgage Trust NYMTNYMT +0.107.96+0.10+1.27%2,458,828
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.016.17-0.01-0.16%2,442,350
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.0920.55+0.09+0.44%2,432,934
FtbFITBFITB +0.2320.36+0.23+1.12%2,402,718
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP +2.0472.24+2.04+2.91%2,332,812
CreeCREECREE +0.9136.42+0.91+2.56%2,298,262
Pan American SilverPAASPAAS -0.4110.09-0.41-3.90%2,289,525
BiomarinBMRNBMRN +1.6787.50+1.67+1.95%2,288,311
NovavaxNVAXNVAX +0.145.24+0.14+2.75%2,265,722
Rex Energy REXXREXX -0.288.09-0.28-3.35%2,225,788
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals SNSSSNSS +0.102.22+0.10+4.72%2,139,363
Netflix NFLXNFLX -2.06358.22-2.06-0.57%2,125,141
Susquehanna Bancshares SUSQSUSQ +0.1213.24+0.12+0.88%2,062,795
Skyworks Solutions SWKSSWKS +1.1565.51+1.15+1.79%2,059,614
Express Scripts ESRXESRX +0.1181.01+0.11+0.14%2,026,150

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