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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 +0.102.32+0.10+4.27%5,555,867
CheniereLNGLNG -1.8056.10-1.80-3.11%3,390,951
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG +0.010.07+0.01+8.00%1,898,841
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.065.22+0.06+1.16%925,627
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.013.53+0.01+0.28%657,305
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY +0.030.74+0.03+4.14%566,131
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY,552
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.012.40+0.01+0.42%421,632
HythiamHTMHTM -0.010.61-0.01-1.66%378,724
GastarGSTGST -0.051.49-0.05-3.25%374,898
MetalicoMEAMEA +0.010.57+0.01+1.24%357,243
Castle BrandsROXROX +0.041.25+0.04+3.28%356,274
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.020.47-0.02-4.24%347,434
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.000.17-0.00-2.14%337,028
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.035.14-0.03-0.58%335,875
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.041.13-0.04-3.42%330,780
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.2010.22-0.20-1.87%323,893
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ -0.000.11-0.00-3.36%323,563
American Apparel IncAPPAPP +0.000.18+0.00+0.56%297,690
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.1232.98-0.12-0.36%284,500
InxISRISR +0.011.45+0.01+0.69%275,529
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.000.54-0.00-0.90%265,268
BanroBAABAA +0.000.18+0.00+0.84%259,501
Hooper HolmesHHHH -0.010.15-0.01-3.33%248,471
PalatinPTNPTN +0.010.83+0.01+0.77%239,616
I G IIGIG -0.128.08-0.12-1.46%235,102
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.012.50-0.01-0.40%223,711
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.093.31-0.09-2.65%188,002
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.010.56+0.01+2.55%175,777
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.020.31-0.02-6.91%175,524
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ +0.010.49+0.01+2.08%175,184
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.000.20+0.00+0.05%168,922
British American TobaccoBTIBTI -2.30102.83-2.30-2.19%146,770
Ur-energyURGURG +0.010.65+0.01+1.49%133,606
NevsunNSUNSU +0.012.78+0.01+0.36%133,350
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.0729.12-0.07-0.24%127,875
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.010.27-0.01-1.85%127,241
PlusPLMPLM -0.060.87-0.06-6.91%123,253
Richmont MinesRICRIC +0.042.48+0.04+1.64%111,950
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF +0.019.42+0.01+0.11%110,621
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.010.23+0.01+5.50%110,401
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.010.40+0.01+2.13%100,108

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