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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 -2.37217.66-2.37-1.08%96,246,748
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +0.93114.50+0.93+0.82%71,229,698
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.7848.51+0.78+1.63%59,664,599
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.0937.90+0.09+0.24%57,634,240
IntelINTCINTC -0.5746.63-0.57-1.21%52,650,601
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.046.97-0.04-0.57%30,028,443
NovavaxNVAXNVAX +0.121.59+0.12+8.16%28,451,799
Netlist NLSTNLST +0.180.61+0.18+40.70%26,828,985
Gtx GTXIGTXI -21.541.75-21.54-92.49%26,223,949
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.9857.41+0.98+1.74%25,800,450
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -0.2134.03-0.21-0.61%24,874,963
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.9173.69-0.91-1.22%23,465,801
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.2339.62+0.23+0.58%20,729,489
MarvellMRVLMRVL 0.0018.850.000.00%15,210,370
AcadiaACADACAD +1.0620.17+1.06+5.55%14,725,120
Geron GERNGERN -0.045.46-0.04-0.73%13,469,992
Netflix NFLXNFLX -4.36361.00-4.36-1.19%11,930,568
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.0315.95-0.03-0.19%11,435,875
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -0.3780.28-0.37-0.46%11,180,110
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.1920.89+0.19+0.92%11,097,680
Nvidia NVDANVDA -2.89263.39-2.89-1.09%10,878,157
FtbFITBFITB -0.3029.49-0.30-1.01%9,683,402
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD +0.6875.51+0.68+0.91%9,578,716
News NWSANWSA +0.1812.80+0.18+1.43%8,676,628
Seagate Technology STXSTX +0.2549.27+0.25+0.51%8,344,370
Express Scripts ESRXESRX -0.4294.62-0.42-0.44%8,312,150
Bed Bath & BeyondBBBYBBBY -0.0119.12-0.01-0.05%8,092,891
Arqule ARQLARQL -0.095.06-0.09-1.75%7,752,149
Copart CPRTCPRT -3.5752.56-3.57-6.36%7,464,490
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.1318.90+0.13+0.69%7,415,756
Discovery Communications - SeriesDISCKDISCK -0.5529.07-0.55-1.86%7,384,263
United Natural Foods UNFIUNFI -2.8830.97-2.88-8.51%7,360,836
Amgen Inc. AMGNAMGN -0.01205.09-0.01-0.00%7,313,970
Steel DynamicsSTLDSTLD -0.7445.61-0.74-1.60%7,007,121
NicEGOVEGOV -0.8514.50-0.85-5.54%6,979,462
NavisiteNAVINAVI -0.0814.35-0.08-0.55%6,879,834
Amazon.com AMZNAMZN -28.981,915.32-28.98-1.49%6,855,898
CelgeneCELGCELG -0.5887.72-0.58-0.66%6,625,151
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEADBE -5.49260.85-5.49-2.06%6,186,497
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC -1.2155.01-1.21-2.15%6,027,247

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