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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
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO +0.1723.20+0.17+0.72%47,775,912
IntelINTCINTC +0.1027.03+0.10+0.37%38,113,935
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.3840.02-0.38-0.94%36,617,964
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.033.14-0.03-0.95%34,473,052
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO +0.0336.38+0.03+0.08%28,937,046
Umpqua Holdings UMPQUMPQ -0.2618.59-0.26-1.35%28,273,243
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.109.21-0.10-1.07%27,894,028
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG +0.247.32+0.24+3.32%19,830,501
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD +0.7169.99+0.71+1.02%17,548,290
FtbFITBFITB -0.9020.95-0.90-4.12%16,990,860
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.0749.10-0.07-0.14%15,131,868
Sina SINASINA +3.4456.43+3.44+6.49%12,716,426
SandiskSNDKSNDK +7.1182.96+7.11+9.37%12,316,370
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +1.1381.31+1.13+1.41%10,565,074
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.0819.00+0.08+0.40%10,355,518
AppleAAPLAAPL +5.99525.00+5.99+1.15%10,168,073
AriadARIAARIA +0.107.19+0.10+1.34%9,467,388
Scientific GamesSGMSSGMS +0.0511.45+0.05+0.44%9,303,593
Fuelcell EnergyFCELFCEL +0.052.44+0.05+2.09%8,986,743
Peoples BankPBCTPBCT -0.3814.55-0.38-2.55%8,941,672
Steel DynamicsSTLDSTLD -0.9217.98-0.92-4.87%7,950,957
On Semiconductor ONNNONNN +0.059.56+0.05+0.53%7,734,008
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.2854.97+0.28+0.51%7,516,818
Biofuel Energy BIOFBIOF +1.707.76+1.70+28.05%7,057,061
LinearLLTCLLTC +1.2846.35+1.28+2.84%6,832,480
Google Inc. GOOGGOOG -19.74536.80-19.74-3.55%6,793,991
Symantec SYMCSYMC +0.0320.71+0.03+0.12%6,513,329
Staples SPLSSPLS +0.1412.03+0.14+1.18%6,488,690
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC -0.2321.88-0.23-1.04%6,441,155
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.2330.10+0.23+0.77%5,811,597
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX +0.089.43+0.08+0.86%5,564,420
RepligenRGENRGEN +0.3515.75+0.35+2.27%5,367,267
Express Scripts ESRXESRX -0.8972.29-0.89-1.22%5,335,648
Coldwater CreekCWTRCWTR -0.010.05-0.01-14.00%5,204,590
Rf Micro DevicesRFMDRFMD -0.097.87-0.09-1.07%4,949,513
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -0.2946.92-0.29-0.61%4,912,809
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.198.62-0.19-2.10%4,841,245
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -0.6370.16-0.63-0.89%4,622,725
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.2419.69+0.24+1.23%4,590,591
Netflix NFLXNFLX +14.57345.98+14.57+4.40%4,590,072
Melco Crown Entertainment LimitedMPELMPEL +1.5137.19+1.51+4.23%4,576,857
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.156.24-0.15-2.35%4,423,794
Cognizant Technology Solutions CTSHCTSH -0.2349.55-0.23-0.46%4,422,396 AMZNAMZN +1.43325.11+1.43+0.44%4,299,744
Capstone TurbineCPSTCPST +0.072.15+0.07+3.13%4,214,945
Pdl Biopharma PDLIPDLI +0.158.40+0.15+1.82%4,166,092
Hercules OffshoreHEROHERO +0.094.42+0.09+1.96%4,104,419
HimaxHIMXHIMX -0.189.12-0.18-1.94%4,089,528
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP +0.123.78+0.12+3.14%4,036,938
AlteraALTRALTR +0.4834.46+0.48+1.41%4,006,888
IncyteINCYINCY +0.4744.45+0.47+1.07%3,931,855
Netapp NTAPNTAP -0.3935.85-0.39-1.08%3,863,704
Nvidia NVDANVDA +0.0718.56+0.07+0.38%3,839,225
Brocade Communications Systems BRCDBRCD +0.029.71+0.02+0.21%3,809,056
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEADBE +1.0064.04+1.00+1.59%3,746,019
DryshipsDRYSDRYS +0.033.16+0.03+0.80%3,725,587
Livedeal LIVELIVE +0.975.34+0.97+22.20%3,725,325
Finisar FNSRFNSR +1.2127.85+1.21+4.54%3,712,295
ArenaARNAARNA -0.136.17-0.13-2.06%3,706,575
Canadian Solar Inc. - Common SharesCSIQCSIQ -0.5326.44-0.53-1.97%3,685,905
SearsSHLDSHLD +4.7438.34+4.74+14.11%3,647,759
Intermune ITMNITMN -0.0528.26-0.05-0.18%3,638,921
Liberty GlobalLBTYALBTYA +0.3139.41+0.31+0.79%3,626,196

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