Acronym for: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

NASDAQ is a New York-based electronic trading and price information system for exchange traders. The system is primarily used for trading in growth stocks; however, speculative stocks can also be traded. The NASDAQ composite index tracks the price development of the stocks listed on NASDAQ.

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