NASDAQ is the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization. Founded in 1971, it is located in the City of New York and is owned by NASDAQ OMX Group. The site provides quotes and research, as well as information on market activity, news, investing, and personal finance. By registering for free with the site, users can create their own profile which allows them to instantly access portfolios, stock ratings, real-time alerts, and other features.