Nasdaq posts confidence note
Notice from Nasdaq Stock Market chief executive officer Hardwick Simmons on its Web site:
We at Nasdaq want to offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the many everyday heroes who are the victims of this tragedy.
We want to assure you that the Nasdaq market will be open in the coming days. We are testing our systems and those of our members as I write. This is important and significant - a sign that our great nation will not be intimidated.
We will conduct our affairs in the same way that we always do. Nasdaq and the American capital markets are about freedom and opportunity for all. We will continue in our mission to enable a stronger, more robust world for all of our citizens.
The American capital markets are sound. Nasdaq will be open.
Chief executive officer, Nasdaq