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    American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ

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    You have been asked to write a report for a group of new stock brokers about the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
    Visit both the American Stock Exchange (AMEX): http://www.amex.com, and the NASDAQ: http://www.nasdaq.com , and write a 2-3 page paper on how the two exchanges operate. Make sure to address the following three questions:

    How are AMEX and NASDAQ similar, if at all?
    How are the two exchanges different from one another, if at all?
    How has the Former WorldCom Inc. Chief Executive Bernard Ebber's case affected WorldCom Inc., and the Telecommunication industry? Explain. (Hint: You may visit each site's Press Room/Release for possible leads).
    You may first want to create an outline to determine the information you want to include before you actually start writing the report.

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    How do AMEX & NASDAQ differ from each other?

    Amex is an order-driven continuous auction markets, the linchpins of which are market makers called specialists. Specialists facilitate continuous trading by posting quotes for their own account or by reflecting the best quotes on their limit order book, which represent a centralized depository for limit orders to buy or sell stocks at specified prices or better. Limit orders play a major role in providing immediacy and ...

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    You have been asked to write a report for a group of new stock brokers about the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.

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