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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
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.020.12+0.02+21.08%35,294,559
New GoldNGDNGD +0.052.83+0.05+1.80%9,483,886
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.134.14+0.13+3.24%3,817,117
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.080.92-0.08-7.56%2,700,373
PalatinPTNPTN +0.020.44+0.02+4.74%2,491,426
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.010.43-0.01-2.94%2,441,185
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.020.72+0.02+3.53%2,254,125
NevsunNSUNSU 0.002.280.000.00%1,803,370
Castle BrandsROXROX 0.001.760.000.00%1,783,352
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.071.60+0.07+4.57%1,767,797
GastarGSTGST +0.011.31+0.01+0.77%1,526,878
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.041.25-0.04-3.10%1,419,991
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.042.53-0.04-1.56%1,400,894
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.030.52-0.03-5.25%1,349,811
CheniereLNGLNG -0.0245.38-0.02-0.05%1,278,267
BanroBAABAA -0.010.12-0.01-6.54%1,137,500
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.021.20-0.02-1.64%1,031,980
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.2468.07+0.24+0.35%937,346
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA +0.011.66+0.01+0.61%884,951
Ur-energyURGURG -0.010.56-0.01-2.10%634,851
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.082.23-0.08-3.26%504,007
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.020.72-0.02-2.33%500,159
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.3329.09-0.33-1.12%420,792
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.055.75+0.05+0.88%411,395
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.072.77+0.07+2.59%408,672
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.1112.08-0.11-0.86%387,546
GoldfieldGVGV -0.305.45-0.30-5.22%373,535
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.103.25-0.10-2.99%329,689
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.020.65-0.02-3.01%313,088
Solitario Exploration Royalty CorpXPLXPL -0.050.74-0.05-5.75%282,057
Ballantyne of OmahaBTNBTN +0.106.30+0.10+1.61%278,764
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.011.39+0.01+0.72%265,638
Taseko MinesTGBTGB 0.001.130.000.00%256,321
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.041.02+0.04+3.79%248,142
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.5631.76-0.56-1.73%236,634
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.010.43-0.01-1.64%234,614
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.041.46-0.04-2.67%201,768
SupremeSTSSTS -0.7719.95-0.77-3.72%160,729
PlusPLMPLM +0.000.71+0.00+0.54%157,703
Wireless TelecomWTTWTT +0.141.60+0.14+9.59%136,864
Flexible SolutionsFSIFSI -0.101.56-0.10-6.02%132,281

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