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The Nasdaq is one of the largest stock exchanges in the U.S. It is an electronic exchange, so there are no live traders facilitating buy and sell orders on behalf of investors. Trades are facilitated electronically to ensure that investors receive the best possible price for an investment and that orders are executed quickly.
In addition to the U.S., the Nasdaq also has a presence across Europe and the Middle East. The Nasdaq index is a market barometer that represents trading in certain stocks. A Nasdaq IPO is not likely to be included in the index right away because the market barometer is made up of the largest domestic and international stocks that trade on the exchange.
Deciding to debut a Nasdaq IPO means that certain listing requirements must be met. Listing fees are determined based on the value of a
Profitability over a certain number of years might need to exist to meet a certain Nasdaq standard. Revenues, or sales, might also need to surpass a certain threshold in order to qualify. A company's total assets may need to be worth a minimum amount to qualify for one of the standards. The
Technology companies may launch a Nasdaq IPO instead of listing shares on another major exchange. Many of the stocks that make up the Nasdaq index are in fact technology companies, and the exchange has historically attracted leading technology names, including Google. A technology Nasdaq IPO may be listed on this electronic exchange as companies flock to the platform on which industry competitors similarly list their shares.