NASDAQ generally refers to The NASDAQ Stock Market, a computerized system that facilitates trading and provides price quotations on more than 5,000 of the more actively traded over-the-counter stocks. Created in 1971, NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation) was the world’s first electronic stock market. The NASDAQ Stock Market is part of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., which is the largest exchange company in the world.