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CISCO Systems and NASDAQ

Hello,

Could you please assist me with help on the Nasdaq?

The chosen stock is Cisco Systems and stock is traded on the NASDAQ. Go to a Finance website (such as http://finance.yahoo.com/ or http://moneycentral.msn.com/ ) that gives detailed price information on your stock. NOTE: Some sites may only list ask price during trading (business) hours. These numbers will likely change from day to day.

1. Examine the best bid and best ask prices (these are labeled simply bid and ask in Yahoo Finance). Explain what each of these prices means.
Stock Symbol:
Bid price is:
Bid means:

Ask price is:
Ask means:

2. If you were buying from a dealer what would be the price you would pay?

3. If you were selling to a dealer what would be the price you would get?

4. Under what circumstances would a dealer have lots of trades executed?

5. Under what circumstances would a dealer not be competitive and not have trades executed?

6. Explain how NASDAQ dealers compete against each other.

7. What would cause a NASDAQ dealer to change the bid price and ask price entered into the NASDAQ system?

8. Explain the Volume and Market Cap for your stock.

Solution Summary

The chosen stock is Cisco Systems and stock is traded on the NASDAQ. Go to a Finance website (such as http://finance.yahoo.com/ or http://moneycentral.msn.com/ ) that gives detailed price information on your stock.

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