National Association Of Securities Dealers - NASD

DEFINITION of 'National Association Of Securities Dealers - NASD'

The NASD was a self-regulatory organization of the securities industry responsible for the operation and regulation of the Nasdaq stock market and over-the-counter markets. It also administrated exams for investment professionals, such as the Series 7 exam.

BREAKING DOWN 'National Association Of Securities Dealers - NASD'

The NASD watches over the Nasdaq to make sure the market operates correctly. In 2007, the NASD merged with the New York Stock Exchange's regulation committee to form the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA.

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