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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 -0.023.05-0.02-0.49%2,008,917
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.041.43+0.04+2.52%1,411,791
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.070.42+0.07+20.34%1,138,759
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.044.37-0.04-0.80%1,101,307
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.102.38+0.10+4.17%949,369
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.081.48+0.08+5.36%887,611
CheniereLNGLNG +0.6246.64+0.62+1.35%687,864
GastarGSTGST +0.040.90+0.04+4.80%677,224
NevsunNSUNSU +0.112.59+0.11+4.52%630,253
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.011.69+0.01+0.51%528,004
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.031.18-0.03-2.08%507,122
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.050.63+0.05+8.43%351,355
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.000.64+0.00+0.17%317,858
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.020.77+0.02+2.59%240,258
PalatinPTNPTN +0.010.45+0.01+1.32%235,490
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.011.83-0.01-0.27%228,305
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.055.55+0.05+0.89%218,564
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.203.55-0.20-5.33%214,931
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.131.32-0.13-8.97%154,573
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.0929.50+0.09+0.31%124,783
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.0830.67-0.08-0.26%122,767
BanroBAABAA -0.020.51-0.02-3.74%107,882
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.032.81-0.03-1.06%103,753
Franklin TempletonFTFFTF +0.0211.94+0.02+0.15%93,659
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.49+0.02+3.30%88,418
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.0410.69+0.04+0.38%87,693
Ur-energyURGURG +0.010.68+0.01+1.04%86,090
PlusPLMPLM +0.040.72+0.04+5.26%72,745
Entree GoldEGIEGI +0.010.48+0.01+1.75%71,381
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX +0.010.78+0.01+0.95%69,486

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