An electronic stock exchange that provides investors with the opportunity to purchase and sell stock shares. This exchange is comprised of two distinct markets, which include the NASDAQ National Market and the NASDAQ Smallcap Market. The NASDAQ exchange is comprised of over 3,300 listings.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ)
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ): An electronic exchange that was formed in 1971 and currently lists stocks for more than 3,300 companies. NASDAQ was the first marketplace for selling and buying securities that was built on a computerized system.