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• Is the acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations or Quote system. This network links brokers and dealers in an unified price quotation system. It has three levels. Level I displays the highest bid and lowest offer. Level II displays market maker's quotes. Level III permits the entry and revision of quotes by market makers.

• National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System. An electronic quotation system that provides price quotations to market participants about the more actively traded common stock issues in the OTC market. About 4,000 common stock issues are included in the NASDAQ system.

• The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System, the best known over-the-counter (OTC) market in the world, that rivals the New York Stock Exchange in trading volumes.

• Abbreviation for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System. NASDAQ is a nationwide computerized quotation system that produces current bid and asked quotations on over 5,500 Over-The-Counter stocks.

 
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 Ask: Also known as an Ask Price or Offer Price. The price a seller is currently willing to accept for a particular security. On Nasdaq, this is the price at which a Market Maker is willing to sell a stock. See also: Bid; Quotation.Is the price requested, at the minimum, for an order to be acceptable and executed for the seller.This is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price.

 Chicago board of trade: Abbreviated CBOT. The oldest commodity exchange in the United States; established in 1886. The exchange lists agricultural commodity futures such as corn, oats, and soybeans, in addition to more recent innovations such as GNMA mortgages and the Nasdaq 100 Index.

 Deleted: Describes a security that is no longer included in The Nasdaq Stock Market.

 Fips: Is the Fixed Income Pricing System which is operated and maintained by Nasdaq. It focuses on high yield securities. Bonds must be rated no higher than BB+ by Standard & Poor's, here.

 Foreign: A non U.S. company with securities trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

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