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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 +6.67324.36+6.67+2.10%53,662,282
MicrosoftMSFTMSFT +2.70168.16+2.70+1.63%33,200,538
Fuelcell EnergyFCELFCEL -0.101.71-0.10-5.52%30,365,412
Comcast CMCSACMCSA -0.7243.32-0.72-1.63%21,700,772
Ebay Inc. EBAYEBAY -1.6234.59-1.62-4.47%21,398,724
IntelINTCINTC -0.9766.34-0.97-1.44%17,776,031
MarvellMRVLMRVL -1.2425.09-1.24-4.71%17,719,468
Starbucks SBUXSBUX -1.8486.76-1.84-2.08%17,283,903
Xilinx XLNXXLNX -10.5588.06-10.55-10.70%17,054,441
Sirius Xm Radio Inc. SIRISIRI -0.067.08-0.06-0.77%15,900,615
Cisco Systems CSCOCSCO -0.7147.06-0.71-1.49%14,101,127
Penn NationalPENNPENN +2.8029.01+2.80+10.69%12,525,125
ImmunogenIMGNIMGN +0.305.01+0.30+6.26%8,866,950
Plug PowerPLUGPLUG -0.054.03-0.05-1.23%8,730,916
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. GILTGILT -0.579.54-0.57-5.64%8,683,264
American Capital Agency AGNCAGNC +0.3318.74+0.33+1.79%8,403,668
Glu Mobile Inc. GLUUGLUU -0.096.37-0.09-1.39%8,241,990
Qualcomm Incorporated QCOMQCOM -0.9388.22-0.93-1.04%8,100,743
Netflix NFLXNFLX -5.29343.23-5.29-1.52%7,542,003
Gilead Sciences GILDGILD -0.0664.30-0.06-0.09%6,845,436
Nvidia NVDANVDA -2.43245.54-2.43-0.98%6,382,821
Applied Materials AMATAMAT -0.3759.82-0.37-0.61%6,345,051
Gen ProbeGPROGPRO -0.294.17-0.29-6.50%6,220,166
Mylan Inc. MYLMYL +0.2722.11+0.27+1.24%5,994,396
Huntington BancsharesHBANHBAN -0.1313.48-0.13-0.92%5,938,976
Cerus CERSCERS +0.074.22+0.07+1.69%5,832,619
FlextronicsFLEXFLEX 0.0013.080.000.00%5,808,017
NovavaxNVAXNVAX -0.346.83-0.34-4.74%5,571,868
Discovery Communications DISCADISCA -0.8129.71-0.81-2.64%5,557,633
Ballard Power Systems - Common SharesBLDPBLDP -0.3110.02-0.31-3.00%5,497,455
Amicus Therapeutics FOLDFOLD +0.199.19+0.19+2.11%5,123,259
Akorn AKRXAKRX -0.101.45-0.10-6.30%5,090,192
C.h. Robinson Worldwide CHRWCHRW -4.4673.42-4.46-5.73%4,848,503
Extreme NetworksEXTREXTR -0.916.36-0.91-12.47%4,791,035
Mdrna MRNAMRNA -1.8320.53-1.83-8.18%4,659,618
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings IncENDPENDP +0.255.90+0.25+4.42%4,659,043
Gulfport Energy GPORGPOR -0.051.58-0.05-2.78%4,330,222
RambusRMBSRMBS +1.0316.05+1.03+6.82%4,326,093
Activision Blizzard ATVIATVI +0.3860.41+0.38+0.62%4,277,516
Neutral Tandem TNDMTNDM +6.4177.00+6.41+9.08%4,259,022
Discovery Communications - SeriesDISCKDISCK -0.7028.23-0.70-2.42%3,863,385
Automatic Data Processing ADPADP -7.35170.95-7.35-4.12%3,836,810
Fastenal Company FASTFAST +0.1335.90+0.13+0.36%3,822,788
Maxim Integrated Products MXIMMXIM -0.5761.53-0.57-0.91%3,744,810
Jetblue Airways JBLUJBLU -0.3319.94-0.33-1.63%3,565,120

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