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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
Cosi COSICOSI +0.020.08+0.02+36.36%51,145,506
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.034.14-0.03-0.60%46,115,226
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +4.0367.48+4.03+6.35%43,092,084
AppleAAPLAAPL -1.77112.18-1.77-1.55%35,882,066
NovavaxNVAXNVAX -0.132.07-0.13-5.91%28,277,671
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.6457.39-0.64-1.10%25,463,516
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -1.7638.46-1.76-4.38%19,124,307
IntelINTCINTC -0.1237.32-0.12-0.32%17,674,969
ExelixisEXELEXEL -1.0712.28-1.07-8.01%17,038,418
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.4532.30+0.45+1.41%16,921,152
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.1131.39-0.11-0.35%15,416,132
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO -1.1142.58-1.11-2.54%13,720,746
ArrayARRYARRY -0.046.24-0.04-0.64%12,611,930
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.5153.47-0.51-0.94%11,993,515
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.1729.58-0.17-0.55%11,527,487
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC +0.297.11+0.29+4.25%10,209,212
Symantec SYMCSYMC -0.2625.02-0.26-1.01%10,029,683
Td Ameritrade Holding AMTDAMTD +1.7234.49+1.72+5.25%10,006,202
Enteromedics Inc. ETRMETRM +0.010.14+0.01+4.74%9,924,668
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.4366.25-0.43-0.64%9,331,956
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP -1.4320.93-1.43-6.40%8,483,396
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.0544.21+0.05+0.11%8,464,849
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.6267.40+0.62+0.93%8,416,681
FtbFITBFITB -0.3020.24-0.30-1.46%8,316,443
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.219.71-0.21-2.12%8,124,456
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -1.1177.86-1.11-1.41%7,618,505
Rex Energy REXXREXX +0.030.57+0.03+5.00%7,341,722
MarvellMRVLMRVL +0.0613.23+0.06+0.46%6,707,513
Arrowhead Research ARWRARWR +0.267.30+0.26+3.69%6,607,966
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO -0.4216.58-0.42-2.44%6,566,532
Intersil ISILISIL +0.0121.91+0.01+0.02%6,435,081
HimaxHIMXHIMX +0.138.43+0.13+1.57%6,259,726
Netflix NFLXNFLX -0.8396.65-0.83-0.85%6,216,521
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.4117.15-0.41-2.31%5,856,335
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN +1.3721.76+1.37+6.72%5,593,903
ExpediaEXPEEXPE +2.42118.41+2.42+2.09%5,575,621
CelgeneCELGCELG -3.09102.74-3.09-2.92%5,544,968
AriadARIAARIA -0.4313.71-0.43-3.04%5,323,596 AMZNAMZN +0.32829.04+0.32+0.04%4,921,773
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH +0.1255.01+0.12+0.22%4,911,915
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP -0.062.13-0.06-2.52%4,666,334
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC +0.0328.43+0.03+0.09%4,648,690
Costco Wholesale COSTCOST -1.91147.50-1.91-1.28%4,492,925
Exact SciencesEXASEXAS -1.2217.68-1.22-6.46%4,160,411
Seagate Technology STXSTX -0.4237.79-0.42-1.10%4,046,487
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA +0.0126.81+0.01+0.04%3,978,786
Staples SPLSSPLS -0.028.35-0.02-0.24%3,919,802
Ocular SciencesOCLROCLR -0.238.61-0.23-2.60%3,854,471
Amgen Inc. AMGNAMGN -4.28165.43-4.28-2.52%3,803,914 International Ltd. AdsCTRPCTRP -0.1646.79-0.16-0.34%3,761,722
Netapp NTAPNTAP -0.4134.74-0.41-1.17%3,682,398
NavisiteNAVINAVI -0.2514.32-0.25-1.68%3,676,052
BaiduBIDUBIDU -5.51182.23-5.51-2.93%3,626,917
Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULULULU -2.5260.99-2.52-3.97%3,583,307
Dollar Tree DLTRDLTR -2.0577.35-2.05-2.58%3,577,712

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