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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 +0.71126.13+0.71+0.56%17,267,782
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +0.2144.36+0.21+0.48%16,014,526
IntelINTCINTC -0.3330.09-0.33-1.07%15,717,233
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.3627.10-0.36-1.31%12,990,901
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.023.75+0.02+0.40%9,390,175
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +1.4961.63+1.49+2.47%9,386,706
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP -0.441.66-0.44-20.81%6,502,283
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.2019.42+0.20+1.04%6,280,027
Melco Crown Entertainment LimitedMPELMPEL +1.0420.67+1.04+5.30%5,706,776
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.5762.06-0.57-0.91%5,668,895
Geron GERNGERN +0.124.39+0.12+2.81%5,237,815
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.5624.77+0.56+2.30%5,056,087
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -1.07116.01-1.07-0.91%4,545,023
The Directv Grp. - Cmn StkDTVDTV +1.0193.80+1.01+1.09%4,538,413
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU +0.0120.77+0.01+0.02%4,144,318
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.2020.31+0.20+0.99%3,697,915
FtbFITBFITB +0.1720.99+0.17+0.82%3,660,103
WpcsWPCSWPCS +1.092.63+1.09+70.79%3,658,943
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN +0.1011.41+0.10+0.88%3,536,837
Peoples BankPBCTPBCT +0.1916.40+0.19+1.17%3,389,497
Staples SPLSSPLS +0.0915.40+0.09+0.57%3,311,309
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.0753.68+0.07+0.12%3,284,196
Linn Energy LlcLINELINE +0.129.03+0.12+1.35%3,232,179
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO -0.1039.20-0.10-0.25%3,218,967
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.5852.07+0.58+1.13%3,157,847
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -0.3059.94-0.30-0.50%3,120,780
Energy Xxi (bermuda) Limited - CommonEXXIEXXI -0.272.36-0.27-10.27%3,045,634
ExelixisEXELEXEL -0.363.41-0.36-9.44%3,022,032
SandiskSNDKSNDK -0.6457.58-0.64-1.10%2,930,132
Wynn ResortsWYNNWYNN +5.50104.15+5.50+5.57%2,829,954
Paychex PAYXPAYX +0.3647.24+0.36+0.76%2,718,888
XomaXOMAXOMA -0.153.73-0.15-3.87%2,707,126
Seagate Technology STXSTX -0.4747.03-0.47-0.99%2,631,022
ApolloAPOLAPOL -0.4012.49-0.40-3.07%2,597,048
Aeterna Zentaris AEZSAEZS -0.000.27-0.00-1.75%2,594,389
MarvellMRVLMRVL +0.0713.26+0.07+0.51%2,489,953
Freeseas Inc. FREEFREE -0.273.29-0.27-7.58%2,408,714
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO -1.0751.65-1.07-2.03%2,362,295
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.2218.59+0.22+1.20%2,324,716
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC +0.0710.51+0.07+0.69%2,309,313
DryshipsDRYSDRYS -0.020.59-0.02-3.10%2,196,447
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.075.63-0.07-1.14%2,176,190
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA -0.1233.13-0.12-0.37%2,166,776
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.102.35-0.10-4.08%2,079,921
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN -0.7418.08-0.74-3.91%1,921,371
Atmel ATMLATML -0.179.69-0.17-1.69%1,884,594
ArrayARRYARRY -0.027.19-0.02-0.28%1,851,102
Investors Bancorp ISBCISBC +0.0912.39+0.09+0.73%1,795,599
The Spectranetics SPNCSPNC -1.1121.90-1.11-4.82%1,786,851
CelgeneCELGCELG +1.61117.34+1.61+1.39%1,786,064
AlteraALTRALTR +0.1451.35+0.14+0.27%1,760,110
Popular BPOPBPOP +1.2230.08+1.22+4.23%1,733,917
BaiduBIDUBIDU -2.60196.49-2.60-1.30%1,672,009
Enteromedics Inc. ETRMETRM -0.020.61-0.02-3.88%1,661,381
NovavaxNVAXNVAX -0.2010.94-0.20-1.78%1,610,031
Express Scripts ESRXESRX +0.7089.64+0.70+0.79%1,601,061
Autodesk ADSKADSK +0.2350.31+0.23+0.45%1,568,106
CreeCREECREE -0.7325.30-0.73-2.80%1,567,227
Golar Lng Limited - Common SharesGLNGGLNG -0.4546.35-0.45-0.96%1,566,577
Calamp CAMPCAMP +1.7420.00+1.74+9.53%1,565,670
Amicus Therapeutics FOLDFOLD -0.2213.93-0.22-1.55%1,537,832

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