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Comparison of NYSE and NASDAQ

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You have been asked to write a report for a group of new stock brokers about the NYSE-Euronext and the NASDAQ.
if you visit both the NYSE Homepage, and the NASDAQ Homepage, can you explain how the two exchanges operate by addressing the following three questions?

1. How are NYSE and NASDAQ similar, if at all?
2. How are the two exchanges different from one another, if at all?
3. What is The Public Company Accounting and Investor Protection Act of 2002?

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This solution compares and contrasts NYSE-Euronet and NASDAQ, then defines the Public Company Accounting and Investor Protection Act of 2002.

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1. How are NYSE and NASDAQ similar, if at all?

Both are:
- platforms for the trading of stocks and securities
- publicly traded companies
- major stock exchanges
- the majority of equities in North America
- relate to equities within the US and European stock market
- specialist in trading stock options, cash equities, fixed incomes and also exchange traded goods
- controlled by brokers
- screen-based electronic stock exchanges
- synchronized by the Stock ...

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