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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.

    Visit both the NYSE Homepage, and the NASDAQ Homepage, and write a paper on how the two exchanges operate. Make sure to address the following three questions:

    How are NYSE and NASDAQ similar, if at all?
    How are the two exchanges different from one another, if at all?
    What is The Public Company Accounting and Investor Protection Act of 2002? Describe the law in your own words.

    You may first want to create an outline to determine the information you want to include before you actually start writing.

    Using the links in the assignment description, research the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ).
    Answer the 3 questions listed in the assignment description.

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    How are NYSE and NASDAQ similar, if at all?
    The mission statement of NYSE is "The mission of the NYSE is to add value to the capital-raising and asset-management process by providing the highest-quality and most cost-effective self-regulated marketplace for the trading of financial instruments, promote confidence in and understanding of that process, and serve as a forum for discussion of relevant national and international policy issues".
    The mission statement of NASDAQ is "As the world's largest exchange company, NASDAQ OMX is driven to delivering multi-asset, multi-service capability across every major continent. NASDAQ OMX provides forward-thinking services and technology that have the power to drive capital formation, transform business and fuel economic growth around the world."
    The essential similarities between the NYSE and the NASDAQ are that both are stock exchanges and carry out the functions of buying and selling shares. They facilitate the trading of stocks and provide liquidity to the investors. Both are public companies and earn profits for their shareholders. Both the NASDAQ and NYSE are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The trading on both the NYSE and the NASDAQ is done through a ...

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