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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
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -2.8128.74-2.81-8.91%39,779,447
AppleAAPLAAPL +3.29219.31+3.29+1.52%33,078,726
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +0.05108.55+0.05+0.05%32,785,475
IntelINTCINTC -0.9843.99-0.98-2.18%28,368,505
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.146.02-0.14-2.27%27,216,854
Comcast CMCSACMCSA +0.0435.98+0.04+0.11%24,405,313
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.1345.33-0.13-0.29%21,356,337
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC +0.169.36+0.16+1.74%20,247,741
The9 LimitedNCTYNCTY +1.092.66+1.09+69.43%17,883,928
Netflix NFLXNFLX -14.16332.55-14.16-4.08%16,717,233
Nvidia NVDANVDA -10.41229.12-10.41-4.35%15,340,249
Applied Materials AMATAMAT +0.3734.29+0.37+1.08%14,616,465
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.0114.20-0.01-0.07%12,320,170
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -2.0669.75-2.06-2.87%10,771,813
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM +0.2165.36+0.21+0.32%10,673,025
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.0158.65+0.01+0.02%10,180,500
AmarinAMRNAMRN -0.4019.71-0.40-1.99%8,591,508
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.3317.76-0.33-1.82%8,421,465
SearsSHLDSHLD -0.050.47-0.05-9.44%8,319,192
Techteam Global TEAMTEAM -11.7670.13-11.76-14.36%8,073,011
Gentex GNTXGNTX +1.3019.92+1.30+6.98%7,347,673
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC +0.1749.09+0.17+0.35%7,192,004
FtbFITBFITB -0.0826.33-0.08-0.30%6,782,339
Symantec SYMCSYMC -0.3019.67-0.30-1.50%6,400,366 AMZNAMZN -7.111,763.61-7.11-0.40%5,907,246
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -0.2232.20-0.22-0.68%5,702,347
Bed Bath & BeyondBBBYBBBY -0.2413.16-0.24-1.79%5,119,915
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.9173.26-0.91-1.23%5,036,490
AcadiaACADACAD -0.5122.22-0.51-2.24%4,936,757
Limelight Networks LLNWLLNW -0.824.26-0.82-16.14%4,847,975
Peoples BankPBCTPBCT -0.1416.03-0.14-0.87%4,630,820
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA +0.2733.40+0.27+0.81%4,619,771
Nii Holdings NIHDNIHD +0.856.13+0.85+16.10%4,608,996
Td Ameritrade Holding AMTDAMTD +0.6150.49+0.61+1.21%4,489,618
Dentsply International Inc. XRAYXRAY +0.6036.27+0.60+1.68%4,297,140
Geron GERNGERN -0.031.68-0.03-1.75%4,248,862
Lam Research LRCXLRCX +0.11145.20+0.11+0.08%4,117,672
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEADBE -5.31245.04-5.31-2.12%4,070,625
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG +0.031.94+0.03+1.57%4,039,481
NovavaxNVAXNVAX -0.051.90-0.05-2.56%4,037,626
Urban Outfitters URBNURBN -0.7336.14-0.73-1.98%4,002,229

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