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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
New GoldNGDNGD +0.083.65+0.08+2.24%4,326,419
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.022.05+0.02+0.99%2,624,871
PalatinPTNPTN -0.030.79-0.03-3.89%1,339,279
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.135.68-0.13-2.16%1,323,549
CheniereLNGLNG -0.6446.17-0.64-1.37%1,269,787
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX +0.010.79+0.01+1.15%1,232,074
GastarGSTGST -0.030.70-0.03-3.71%999,512
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.022.22-0.02-0.67%913,115
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.024.12-0.02-0.48%772,153
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.035.56-0.03-0.54%740,905
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.012.08+0.01+0.24%715,166
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.010.75-0.01-1.28%682,180
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.021.20+0.02+1.27%646,151
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.000.64+0.00+0.41%642,288
FieldpointFPPFPP +0.010.34+0.01+2.20%565,147
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.032.59-0.03-1.15%527,720
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.030.43+0.03+7.53%487,227
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.011.88-0.01-0.53%447,015
SmartprosPEDPED +0.040.42+0.04+10.53%407,523
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.010.46+0.01+1.80%404,381
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.061.33-0.06-4.32%402,346
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.010.70-0.01-1.15%388,895
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.071.87+0.07+3.85%376,011
NevsunNSUNSU -0.012.35-0.01-0.42%375,975
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.021.24-0.02-1.59%366,611
BovieBVXBVX +0.043.99+0.04+1.01%350,291
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.129.99-0.12-1.19%298,808
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.010.73-0.01-1.31%291,406
Samson Oil Gas LimitedSSNSSN +0.000.34+0.00+1.48%255,361
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.4331.27-0.43-1.36%246,661
PlusPLMPLM -0.010.60-0.01-1.42%198,089
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.010.41-0.01-1.88%194,669
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.524.11-0.52-11.23%194,598
InxISRISR -0.030.50-0.03-5.87%185,969

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