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The American Stock Exchange is the third largest stock exchange in the U.S. after the NYSE and the NASDAQ, and handles approximately 10% of all American trades. The American Stock Exchange lists companies from all different industries and of all different sizes. However, the exchange is known as having the least strict listing requirements among the three top American exchanges, which results in many small companies joining the exchange. Once a major competitor of the NYSE, the American Stock Exchange is now mostly known for trading in small cap stocks, options, and exchange traded funds. The exchange is owned by NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers), but operated as a separate exchange from the NASDAQ.

AMEX - The American Stock Exchange - Copyright Uris (English Wikipedia)
The American Stock Exchange

As an auction market, the AMEX conducts its business on a trading floor through brokers and specialists. Each security traded on the exchange is handled by a specialist whose job it is to bring buyers and sellers together, and ensure that a fair market price is obtained for both parties. It is also a specialist's job to ensure that a market remains liquid, by buying or selling from their own account if no one else will. Brokers move around the floor, bringing 'buy and sell' orders to the different specialists on behalf of their clients.

The American Stock Exchange options exchange is one of the largest in the world, with over 1,700 options traded on stocks, American Depository Receipts, indexes, exchange traded funds, and HOLDRS. In addition, the AMEX has an extensive market for exchange traded funds (ETFs) as they were the first to trade in this particular market. The AMEX has a listing of over 140 ETFs on general stock markets, industries and corporate bond indexes.

Companies listed on the AMEX
Company NameSymbolChartPriceChange% ChangeVolume
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.012.27+0.01+0.22%13,197,125
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.020.10-0.02-19.56%10,738,778
New GoldNGDNGD -0.063.11-0.06-1.89%9,565,340
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.081.08-0.08-6.90%8,845,045
GastarGSTGST +0.152.00+0.15+8.11%6,894,427
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.011.04-0.01-0.95%4,666,065
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ -0.020.08-0.02-21.92%4,042,804
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.151.34-0.15-10.07%2,537,627
PalatinPTNPTN +0.000.39+0.00+0.59%2,319,850
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.050.95-0.05-5.00%2,121,510
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.010.25+0.01+3.06%1,959,199
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.126.02-0.12-1.95%1,862,451
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.022.75+0.02+0.73%1,823,951
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.021.69+0.02+1.20%1,503,989
British American TobaccoBTIBTI -0.0262.64-0.02-0.03%1,312,077
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.103.20-0.10-3.03%1,285,078
CheniereLNGLNG -0.1346.71-0.13-0.28%1,099,323
GoldfieldGVGV -0.056.95-0.05-0.71%1,018,642
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.010.76+0.01+0.79%1,013,295
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.071.13-0.07-5.83%988,163
NevsunNSUNSU -0.073.02-0.07-2.27%753,575
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.042.08-0.04-1.89%746,287
BanroBAABAA -0.010.15-0.01-3.13%630,604
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.075.58-0.07-1.24%618,257
General MolyGMOGMO -0.030.65-0.03-4.36%611,159
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.1012.26+0.10+0.82%460,035
Ur-energyURGURG -0.010.81-0.01-0.80%457,911
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM +0.538.98+0.53+6.21%352,835
SupremeSTSSTS -0.3218.11-0.32-1.74%348,904
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF +0.478.83+0.47+5.62%306,303
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.061.88-0.06-3.09%294,891
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.072.28+0.07+3.17%264,881
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.102.40+0.10+4.35%221,896
PlusPLMPLM -0.010.83-0.01-1.41%210,958
Franklin TempletonFTFFTF -0.0612.18-0.06-0.49%207,611
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM -0.030.62-0.03-4.60%205,135
Entree GoldEGIEGI -0.040.63-0.04-5.72%198,369
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.031.21-0.03-2.02%191,469
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA -0.031.14-0.03-2.56%184,081

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