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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 +0.174.74+0.17+3.72%22,175,669
InxISRISR +0.411.85+0.41+28.48%8,827,262
VersarVSRVSR 0.003.380.000.00%3,724,817
New GoldNGDNGD -0.054.29-0.05-1.15%2,360,503
CheniereLNGLNG +1.3372.90+1.33+1.86%2,085,490
MetalicoMEAMEA -0.130.56-0.13-18.84%1,876,919
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.030.66-0.03-4.33%1,518,344
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.020.28-0.02-5.35%1,504,822
GastarGSTGST -0.153.88-0.15-3.72%1,350,436
Allied Nevada Gold CorpANVANV -0.092.31-0.09-3.55%1,329,691
I G IIGIG +0.069.41+0.06+0.64%1,310,926
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.4110.75-0.41-3.63%1,241,763
North American PallaPALPAL -0.000.15-0.00-1.32%1,149,572
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG +0.041.00+0.04+3.81%1,075,555
Castle BrandsROXROX +0.091.85+0.09+5.11%985,441
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.010.32-0.01-3.85%922,613
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.032.84-0.03-1.05%879,664
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.084.81-0.08-1.64%844,176
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ -0.010.25-0.01-4.96%757,436
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.145.59+0.14+2.57%595,849
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY -0.031.08-0.03-2.70%586,966
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.040.96-0.04-3.59%539,166
American Apparel IncAPPAPP -0.000.74-0.00-0.01%534,680
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.000.76+0.00+0.63%520,907
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.081.10-0.08-6.38%491,581
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.088.96+0.08+0.90%453,682
Samson Oil Gas LimitedSSNSSN -0.010.29-0.01-3.33%351,744
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.0411.78-0.04-0.30%351,709
Neuralstem Inc.CURCUR -0.012.78-0.01-0.36%345,124
ViconVIIVII +0.021.79+0.02+1.13%316,936
Zbb Energy Corp.ZBBZBB -0.060.85-0.06-6.58%287,047
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.081.56-0.08-4.88%285,819
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA +0.020.59+0.02+2.61%274,139
Midway Gold CorpMDWMDW -0.050.90-0.05-5.11%250,126
Timberline Resources Corp.TLRTLR +0.000.06+0.00+1.25%239,492
PharmathenePIPPIP +0.011.78+0.01+0.56%228,186
Ur-energyURGURG +0.000.84+0.00+0.19%224,207
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.010.51+0.01+2.00%216,755
BanroBAABAA -0.010.17-0.01-3.68%212,737
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.032.28-0.03-1.30%199,814
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.104.19+0.10+2.44%194,751
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +1.02109.13+1.02+0.94%185,586
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY +0.030.80+0.03+3.90%182,266
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.4345.83-0.43-0.93%169,438
PalatinPTNPTN -0.020.62-0.02-2.41%160,890
Paramount Gold and Silver CorpPZGPZG -0.020.75-0.02-3.19%145,644
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ +0.000.42+0.00+0.07%141,855
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF +0.5034.60+0.50+1.47%133,017
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.011.41+0.01+0.72%130,446
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.010.35-0.01-1.95%129,211
Greenhunter EnergyGRHGRH +0.071.22+0.07+6.09%124,482
PlusPLMPLM +0.021.08+0.02+1.88%117,379

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