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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
Alpha ProAPTAPT +0.856.55+0.85+14.91%4,991,811
New GoldNGDNGD +0.090.94+0.09+10.97%4,121,959
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.040.68+0.04+5.58%3,761,447
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.071.49-0.07-4.49%2,666,886
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.132.06-0.13-5.94%2,531,400
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.635.61+0.63+12.65%1,307,922
AerosonicAIMAIM -0.011.06-0.01-1.27%1,273,245
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.129.53+0.12+1.28%1,185,650
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.060.78-0.06-7.23%1,180,252
CheniereLNGLNG -1.7451.95-1.74-3.24%1,135,396
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.044.19-0.04-0.88%1,109,050
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.034.14-0.03-0.66%969,234
PalatinPTNPTN -0.020.57-0.02-3.33%852,922
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.060.88-0.06-6.17%740,755
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.442.32-0.44-15.82%708,332
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.000.41-0.00-0.07%586,496
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.0416.46-0.04-0.21%556,933
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.062.94+0.06+1.91%448,582
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.010.83+0.01+0.77%447,275
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.061.72-0.06-3.11%380,188
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.010.37-0.01-3.32%347,733
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM +0.020.57+0.02+3.54%347,303
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.4723.44-0.47-1.97%324,270
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.020.44-0.02-4.16%323,919
InxISRISR -0.050.82-0.05-5.42%321,582
Ur-energyURGURG -0.020.49-0.02-3.95%238,129
PlusPLMPLM -0.000.30-0.00-1.63%231,374
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY -0.010.59-0.01-0.94%225,212
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.224.03-0.22-5.18%203,675
General MolyGMOGMO -0.010.22-0.01-4.14%196,980
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.030.55-0.03-4.36%147,250
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.010.50-0.01-1.98%130,432
GlobalscapeGSBGSB -0.279.37-0.27-2.80%124,977
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.061.69-0.06-3.16%107,664

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