What Is Nasdaq?

Nasdaq is a global electronic stock exchange where you can buy and sell stocks. The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), currently known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, founded Nasdaq. The market was established on February 8, 1971, to allow investors to exchange securities on a computerized, fast, and transparent system.

NASDAQ is a premier stock exchange situated in New York City, United States. It is owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group. Founded in 1971, the acronym NASDAQ then stood for “National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations”; but this has later been deemed obsolete. Robert Greifeld is the current CEO of NASDAQ which is at present the largest stock exchange in the U.S. that uses an electronic screen based display. It is also World Number Four in sheer market capitalisation. It has 3 Indices: NASDAQ Composite, NASDAQ-100 and NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. It has approximately 3800 listings

The NASDAQ Stock Market Trading Sessions (Eastern Time)

  • Pre-Market Trading Hours from 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Market Hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • After-Market Hours from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Quote and order-entry from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Quotes are open and firm from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.