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The inner workings of NASDAQ

Michael Pleasants

on 5 April 2011

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Mission of NASDAQ NASDAQ's mission is to provide superior service of all financial leads with the ultimate goal of transforming the business world and stimulating worldwide economic growth. Important Facts 1790 First exchange in the US – Philadelphia Stock Exchange

1808 First exchange in the Nordics – Copenhagen Exchange

1971 Invented electronic trading and the modern IPO – NASDAQ

1987 First exchange to go public

1989 First exchange to support Silicon Valley

1991 First exchange to sell its technology to power other exchanges
First integrated derivatives trading and clearing system

1995 First to sell market technology to Asia and Hong Kong What's Traded? Nasdaq is an Americ NASDAQ is an American stock exchange and one of the global exchange leaders.

Currently NASDAQ trades:
ETFs In Case You Didn't Know:
ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) are A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations NASDAQ trades on 24 Markets US markets

The NASDAQ Stock Market
NASDAQ Options Market
NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange
European markets

First North – 7 Markets
(Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland, Riga, Stockholm,
Tallinn, Vilnius)
NASDAQ OMX Commodities/Nord Pool
NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Derivatives Markets
NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
N2EX/UK NASDAQ is the world’s leading
provider of surveillance serving
24 exchanges worldwide, 50 brokers
in 35 countries and 6 regulators. Some Stocks You May Know:
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Dell Inc. (DELL)
DirecTV (DTV)
Interested In Investing With NASDAQ? Investment Strategy Along with the NYSE, NASDAQ is a global leader in exchanges.
It is used to measure the stability and efficienty of the entire financial world. That is why investing with NASDAQ is so easy! Some of the world's most popular stocks are on NASDAQ, whether you are interested in Apple or Cisco they can all be found here. If you are a risk taker invest in single stocks for the greatest return. Mutal Funds offer more diversity & stability but the rate of return is typically not as high as singula stocks. Indexes NASDAQ-100 The NASDAQ-100 is a compilation of NASDAQ's top 100 non-financial companies. The companies are weighted by market capitlization. It is often abbreviated as NDX. Listing Standards
Being listed exclusively on NASDAQ in either the Global Select or Global Market tiers.
Being listed for two years (or if it meets certain market capitalization standards, one year).
Having average daily volume of 200,000 shares.
Being current in regards to quarterly and annual reports.
Not being in bankruptcy proceedings. NASDAQ Composite The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock market. It was created in 1971 and now host over 3000 companies. Most companies are technology and Internet-related, but there are financial, consumer, bio-tech and industrial companies as well. Each company on the index has a weight porportional to the total market value index. Delay On NASDAQ
Trading information on NASDAQ and OTCBB companies is delayed at least 15 minutes.
Trading information on NYSE and AMEX companies is delayed at least 20 minutes
The Most Active section is delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ and 20 minutes for AMEX and NYSE.
The NASDAQ Indices and the Major Indices scrolling ticker are delayed at least 1 minute. NASDAQ 1996 First exchange to launch a financial website – www.nasdaq.com

1997 First exchange to offer its listed companies a 24/7 intelligence website – NASDAQ Online

2002 First exchange to offer a Market Intelligence Desk for listings

2003 First exchange to own business solutions for listings

2004 First exchange to offer dual listing
First exchange in Europe to accept remote members

2005 First exchange to create the highest initial listing standards in the world – NASDAQ Global Select Market

2008 First to launch an affinity program for listed companies – NASDAQ OMX Advantage

2010 First US equity trading platform with a price-size priority model, which rewards size and liquidity – PSX
First to offer data on demand
First Green Exchange in the world (Helsinki)
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