List of stock market indicesNasdaq: global stock exchange model
In the past it was difficult for smaller companies to get listed in larger stock exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Younger and upstart businesses were unable to satisfy the requirements to be listed on Wall Street. As a result, the National Association of Securities Dealer Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) was founded in 1971, primarily to increase trading for over-the-counter stocks that are not listed on other markets.The NASDAQ was the first venue for computerized trading, allowing investors to post quotes electronically, thus extending trade opportunities to a wider audience. It released its own listing of company in 1975, separating the smaller from the larger ones, leveling the competitive playing field for both. Further on, NASDAQ became the global model on how stock exchanges are managed.

For NASDAQ, the goal of the market maker is to earn the difference or the spread between the rates where they sell the stock to the public versus when they buy the stock from the public. It also assigns a smaller commission compared with that taken by transactions in the NYSE.
NASDAQ merged with OMX ABO in 2008. It is an operator of exchanges based in Stockholm. The new NASDAQ OMX Group provides services to over 50 countries, encompassing more than 70 stock exchanges. The list of companies under its roster has now reached 3,800 and is expected to increase in the coming years.

The NASDAQ 100 and the NASDAQ Financial 100
The NASDAQ 100 is comprised of publicly traded firms outside the financial world, which includes organizations in technology, media and biotechnology sector, this block sharing the largest value by far. The NASDAQ Financial-100 lists international and local financial firms.

The overall index is made up of foreign and US companies that have made it on the list. A stringent standard of entry needs to be considered, along with a strong market presence to be accepted and get listed. A broad inventory of indices provides a wide range of opportunities for applying trading strategies with Binary Options.

How to Trade with NASDAQ
1)Once you have selected a reputable trading platform, you can choose NASDAQ from Indices, under the list of assets.
2)You are now ready to make a speculation, will the price of this asset increase (CALL option) or decline (PUT option).
3)A choice of expiry times will then be presented. Assign one. Wait for the contact to be completed and experience a significant return on your investment.

•The trading hours for NASDAQ is15:00 to 21:00 GMT / 11:00 to 16:00 EST, Monday to Friday