NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
System) might be familiar to you if you listen to the daily stock market
reports. However, there is much more to the NASDAQ than the casual
observer might be aware. The Internet is an exceptional source for
information about the stock market and the NASDAQ. These resources range
in scope from brief descriptions and FAQs, to up-to-the-minute quotes,
investment guides, and detailed discussions about market trends.
The stock market is a complex and highly dynamic system, comprised of
different markets such as the NASDAQ or the NYSE (New York Stock
Exchange). The NYSE is composed of real people who buy and sell the stocks
of many major household companies (e.g. Coca-Cola and General Electric)
from a centralized location. The NASDAQ is a non-centralized, electronic
marketplace for the stocks of many IT companies such as Microsoft, Google,
and Intel. For a comparison of the NYSE and the NASDAQ, visit www.investopedia.com.
also provides an excellent overview of the stock market, the NASDAQ, and
the NYSE. For specific information about NASDAQ such as NASDAQ’s
mission, its evolution, and its role, go to either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASDAQ
or the NASDAQ Corporate
Fact Sheet 2006.
An enormous variety of resources for NASDAQ can be found on the Web. These
resources include market news, market statistics, and price quotes. Visit www.nasdaq.com
for NASDAQ quotes, market news, company information, and a live stock
ticker. Or visit bigcharts.marketwatch.com
to view investment charts and read NASDAQ market research. The Web site www.nasdaqtrader.com
specializes in NASDAQ market transactions, status reports, trading
information, and live quotes. For simple, straightforward, and current
NASDAQ statistics, go to the CNN
NASDAQ Web page.
There is more to the stock market then just the NYSE and the NASDAQ.
Investing is a complex undertaking, but, fortunately, a great deal of
advice can be found online. Much of this advice is in the form of
investor’s guides. To access numerous investment information tools,
including guides, visit www.investorguide.com.
investment guide found at the Forbes.com Web page also offers
information regarding investing in the stock market. Do you have questions
about investing in the stock market? If so, visit the Yahoo!
Finance Education Center.