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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 Oil GasNOGNOG -0.233.18-0.23-6.74%3,106,988
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.010.54+0.01+2.69%2,300,925
InxISRISR -0.050.56-0.05-7.64%1,889,637
New GoldNGDNGD -0.031.99-0.03-1.24%1,422,929
SmartprosPEDPED +0.211.71+0.21+14.00%881,317
GastarGSTGST -0.030.49-0.03-5.80%847,222
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.051.55-0.05-3.13%755,247
CheniereLNGLNG -1.0661.00-1.06-1.71%754,551
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.123.45-0.12-3.23%751,094
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.150.89-0.15-14.41%517,249
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.144.43+0.14+3.17%438,375
TengascoTGCTGC -0.131.07-0.13-10.76%431,177
PalatinPTNPTN -0.030.99-0.03-2.75%382,070
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.031.01-0.03-2.88%286,260
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.045.06-0.04-0.78%283,444
CabeltelGBRGBR -0.193.17-0.19-5.78%256,759
Ur-energyURGURG -0.010.66-0.01-2.16%229,425
Blonder TongueBDRBDR +0.101.57+0.10+6.78%206,942
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.000.10-0.00-1.83%198,795
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.000.45-0.00-0.24%190,792
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.021.30-0.02-1.52%179,982
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.020.46-0.02-3.34%176,876
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.000.49-0.00-0.55%161,905
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.1733.81-0.17-0.50%143,262
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.1736.62+0.17+0.47%139,154
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.062.73-0.06-2.15%127,708
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.235.94-0.23-3.73%126,991
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM -0.2011.10-0.20-1.77%123,728
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.010.50-0.01-1.49%109,981
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.010.66-0.01-1.65%95,933
PlusPLMPLM -0.000.89-0.00-0.25%85,353
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.020.60-0.02-3.86%84,326
NevsunNSUNSU -0.043.22-0.04-1.23%78,884
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM -0.020.51-0.02-3.99%69,145

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