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What are the Nasdaq Listing Requirements?

The NASDAQ is the 2nd largest stock exchange by market cap in the world. Founded in 1971, the American stock excahnge has over 3,500 listed companies with a $10 trillion market cap. It's such an exclusive club that the NASDAQ won't let just any company join its index.

THe NASDAQ has four sets of listing requirements along with a set of rules for all companies. To be listed on the exchange, the company must adhere to the following:

  • $2,000,000 minimum shareholder equity
  • At least 100,000 shares of public float
  • At least 1 million unrestricted publcily held shares with 300 shareholders
  • At least 3 market makers for the stock
  • $3 minimum bid price

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