The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. Our story began when we recognized the need for a faster, fairer, more transparent trading system. In creating one, we revolutionized trading and redefined what a stock market could be.
In that spirit of innovation and with a commitment to progress, today we are the home of the world’s most dynamic companies – over 3,600 to be exact. By providing a global stage and propelling them with the most advanced trading platform, we help a family of visionaries lead their industries and reshape our world.
Our listing requirements facilitate capital formation for companies worldwide. These requirements also protect current and prospective investors through the application of quantitative and corporate governance listing requirements, which are enforced through a transparent regulatory process.
NASDAQ has three marketplaces in the U.S.—The NASDAQ Global Select Market, The NASDAQ Global Market and The NASDAQ Capital Market. For detailed information on the listing standards for each marketplace, please see our Listing Center. NASDAQ's quantitative listing requirements generally call for companies to meet higher thresholds for initial listing than for continued listing.