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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 -1.55130.23-1.55-1.18%50,884,452
IntelINTCINTC +0.4934.50+0.49+1.44%43,545,500
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT -0.5946.86-0.59-1.24%36,519,594
Broadcom BRCMBRCM +0.6356.88+0.63+1.12%33,358,471
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI +0.063.86+0.06+1.45%31,275,158
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.0329.33-0.03-0.09%26,018,129
AlteraALTRALTR +1.8948.86+1.89+4.02%21,363,307
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.9169.69-0.91-1.29%18,256,901
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.2320.13-0.23-1.14%17,857,102
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.1820.85+0.18+0.87%15,766,372
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY +0.8461.40+0.84+1.39%14,680,840
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.5558.48-0.55-0.93%13,154,967
E*trade Financial ETFCETFC -0.3829.46-0.38-1.27%13,130,234
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.1611.13-0.16-1.37%12,264,097
FtbFITBFITB -0.3520.25-0.35-1.68%11,516,066
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.60112.25-0.60-0.53%11,343,475
Yahoo! Inc. YHOOYHOO -0.1442.93-0.14-0.33%10,927,975
MarvellMRVLMRVL -0.2014.00-0.20-1.43%10,582,654
DelcathDCTHDCTH +0.211.40+0.21+17.65%10,482,689
Starbucks SBUXSBUX +0.1551.96+0.15+0.29%9,399,112
Nvidia NVDANVDA -0.0122.14-0.01-0.02%8,379,244
Express Scripts ESRXESRX -2.0487.19-2.04-2.29%8,329,383
Mannkind MNKDMNKD -0.055.15-0.05-0.96%8,275,196
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI -0.4625.27-0.46-1.79%7,912,583
Staples SPLSSPLS -0.0216.47-0.02-0.12%7,478,929
Capstone TurbineCPSTCPST -0.040.42-0.04-8.43%7,442,534
Atmel ATMLATML +0.128.88+0.12+1.32%7,369,657
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU +0.2520.17+0.25+1.23%7,328,896
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL -0.0372.65-0.03-0.04%7,327,921
Netapp NTAPNTAP +0.1533.41+0.15+0.45%7,223,708
CreeCREECREE -0.6530.28-0.65-2.09%6,784,774
Oncothyreon . - Common SharesONTYONTY +0.033.42+0.03+0.74%6,683,051
Opexa Therapeutics OPXAOPXA -0.030.58-0.03-5.52%6,595,453
Hercules OffshoreHEROHERO -0.010.63-0.01-1.36%6,161,801
AmarinAMRNAMRN 0.002.320.000.00%5,570,135
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA +0.8933.94+0.89+2.69%5,511,183
Xilinx XLNXXLNX -0.3847.43-0.38-0.78%5,359,709
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO -1.3855.43-1.38-2.43%5,235,382
Achillion Pharmaceuticals ACHNACHN +0.549.88+0.54+5.78%4,973,073
Aeterna Zentaris AEZSAEZS +0.000.29+0.00+0.76%4,846,968
AriadARIAARIA +0.189.18+0.18+2.00%4,836,623
Pmc SierraPMCSPMCS +0.109.10+0.10+1.06%4,744,827
Charter CommunicationsCHTRCHTR +2.57178.93+2.57+1.46%4,620,099
Cell Therapeutics CTICCTIC +0.041.94+0.04+1.84%4,528,457
SandiskSNDKSNDK -1.0968.50-1.09-1.56%4,494,375
Hudson City BancorpHCBKHCBK -0.099.52-0.09-0.89%4,450,466
Amgen Inc. AMGNAMGN -1.03156.32-1.03-0.65%4,414,342
CelgeneCELGCELG -0.47114.46-0.47-0.41%4,350,904
HimaxHIMXHIMX -0.286.26-0.28-4.21%4,263,907
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. PPHMPPHM +0.051.39+0.05+3.73%4,103,144
Cytori Therapeutics CYTXCYTX -0.070.66-0.07-9.67%4,045,226
Peoples BankPBCTPBCT -0.0115.55-0.01-0.06%3,996,232
Sigma-aldrich SIALSIAL +0.36139.24+0.36+0.26%3,922,929
Trimble NavigationTRMBTRMB -0.3723.46-0.37-1.53%3,912,251
Ulta Salon Cosmetics Fragrance ULTAULTA -3.59152.68-3.59-2.30%3,789,548
Lm Ericsson Telephone Company AdsERICERIC -0.1911.26-0.19-1.62%3,728,700
Skyworks Solutions SWKSSWKS +1.72109.37+1.72+1.60%3,632,602
Patterson-uti Energy PTENPTEN +0.2420.20+0.24+1.20%3,603,468
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX -0.0612.15-0.06-0.49%3,575,800
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP +0.8283.76+0.82+0.99%3,565,027
Maxim Integrated Products MXIMMXIM +0.3635.08+0.36+1.05%3,564,860

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