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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
VersarVSRVSR +0.411.98+0.41+26.11%4,750,408
New GoldNGDNGD -0.032.90-0.03-0.86%2,596,955
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.065.12-0.06-1.16%1,585,714
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.020.84-0.02-2.71%1,553,381
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX,387,630
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.010.43+0.01+3.00%1,189,629
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.061.35-0.06-3.93%863,603
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.000.09-0.00-0.69%766,767
GastarGSTGST -0.011.35-0.01-0.37%728,735
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.3464.93+0.34+0.53%716,134
NevsunNSUNSU +0.042.48+0.04+1.64%638,542
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.020.79-0.02-2.23%633,444
PalatinPTNPTN +0.010.33+0.01+2.72%420,899
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.032.52+0.03+1.00%386,072
Castle BrandsROXROX +0.051.21+0.05+3.88%362,973
CheniereLNGLNG +1.0344.99+1.03+2.33%306,572
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.021.29-0.02-1.53%271,167
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.251.85-0.25-11.95%264,656
GoldfieldGVGV -0.055.65-0.05-0.88%247,843
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.021.54-0.02-0.97%189,164
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.62+0.02+4.14%176,135
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.092.29+0.09+4.09%148,705
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.025.49-0.02-0.36%139,048
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.061.58-0.06-3.66%132,266
PlusPLMPLM -0.010.74-0.01-1.53%116,020
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM -0.010.50-0.01-1.96%115,500
American Shared Hospital ServiceAMSAMS +0.404.40+0.40+10.00%106,524
Solitario Exploration Royalty CorpXPLXPL -0.000.85-0.00-0.18%105,593
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.011.28+0.01+0.80%105,479
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.032.53-0.03-0.98%103,030
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.011.03-0.01-0.97%98,831
BanroBAABAA -0.000.12-0.00-0.32%93,738
BovieBVXBVX +0.052.67+0.05+1.91%85,122
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.000.56+0.00+0.20%81,762
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA -0.031.21-0.03-2.42%77,191
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.070.85-0.07-7.61%67,378
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.020.40-0.02-3.83%64,138
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.1430.90-0.14-0.45%63,445
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.3331.43+0.33+1.06%62,236
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.2411.90+0.24+2.06%61,368

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