NASDAQ

Think of NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers) like Amazon for buying and selling securities. It’s a large marketplace for buyers and sellers that’s computerized and transparent (as opposed to the old ways of buying and selling securities). You might also hear the general term Nasdaq used to describe the Nasdaq Composite, which is an index of the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq exchange (think: Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc.).
Example: Depending on the security you want to buy or sell, you have to look for it on the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Stock Exchange ranks No. 1 in terms of the amount of shares traded.

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