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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 +0.051.65+0.05+3.13%5,166,010
New GoldNGDNGD -0.111.36-0.11-7.48%4,941,577
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.096.21-0.09-1.43%2,537,760
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.020.16-0.02-11.11%2,532,298
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.040.99-0.04-4.27%2,177,330
CheniereLNGLNG -1.0166.28-1.01-1.50%2,173,026
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU 0.001.710.000.00%1,982,562
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.000.60+0.00+0.03%1,852,176
Ur-energyURGURG -0.030.58-0.03-4.34%1,717,742
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.010.45-0.01-2.31%1,117,215
PalatinPTNPTN -0.020.96-0.02-1.58%1,093,713
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.224.34-0.22-4.82%989,096
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.041.65+0.04+2.48%912,644
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.014.63+0.01+0.22%853,148
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM +0.013.09+0.01+0.32%843,541
Ballantyne of OmahaBTNBTN +0.092.50+0.09+3.73%611,691
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.000.39-0.00-0.20%449,626
PlusPLMPLM -0.010.39-0.01-2.48%396,318
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.051.28-0.05-3.76%382,922
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.020.53-0.02-3.61%381,427
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.257.00-0.25-3.45%362,956
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.036.17-0.03-0.48%361,905
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM -0.086.04-0.08-1.31%358,126
Van Kampen Advantage Municipal IncomeVKIVKI +0.0511.15+0.05+0.45%344,030
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.030.72-0.03-3.44%330,588
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.020.47-0.02-5.02%234,988
UqmUQMUQM +0.021.68+0.02+0.90%210,056
InxISRISR +0.010.40+0.01+1.63%196,934
Entree GoldEGIEGI +0.000.27+0.00+1.55%186,264
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.087.55+0.08+1.07%183,844
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.020.83-0.02-2.71%174,134
GlobalscapeGSBGSB +0.0810.05+0.08+0.80%172,587
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY -0.061.11-0.06-5.13%162,843
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.0828.23+0.08+0.28%162,071
Intelligent SystemsINSINS +2.3045.39+2.30+5.34%151,876

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