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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
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ -0.040.25-0.04-15.17%9,675,986
Samson Oil Gas LimitedSSNSSN -0.080.38-0.08-18.02%7,201,283
InovioINOINO -0.152.52-0.15-5.62%4,984,705
North American PallaPALPAL +0.000.31+0.00+0.32%4,769,244
American Apparel IncAPPAPP -0.010.50-0.01-1.19%4,086,924
CheniereLNGLNG +0.4555.28+0.45+0.82%3,004,195
InxISRISR +0.012.40+0.01+0.42%2,816,157
Allied Nevada Gold CorpANVANV +0.033.63+0.03+0.83%2,727,744
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.011.04-0.01-0.95%2,243,834
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.020.98+0.02+2.09%1,970,856
New GoldNGDNGD 0.004.990.000.00%1,719,714
BanroBAABAA -0.020.45-0.02-3.87%1,486,295
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.011.27-0.01-0.78%1,324,869
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG 0.001.710.000.00%1,200,239
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.010.32-0.01-1.63%923,068
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.023.50+0.02+0.57%899,351
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY -0.041.05-0.04-3.67%822,897
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.020.61-0.02-3.24%745,670
Midway Gold CorpMDWMDW +0.050.88+0.05+6.55%685,354
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.237.72+0.23+3.07%681,558
Neuralstem Inc.CURCUR +0.013.79+0.01+0.26%627,964
General MolyGMOGMO +0.051.11+0.05+4.72%553,699
Ur-energyURGURG +0.011.36+0.01+0.74%541,778
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.2715.07+0.27+1.82%492,617
GastarGSTGST -0.036.20-0.03-0.48%481,791
Timberline Resources Corp.TLRTLR +0.010.16+0.01+3.29%467,985
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.032.08+0.03+1.46%466,643
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.061.43+0.06+4.24%396,567
Zbb Energy Corp.ZBBZBB -0.051.45-0.05-3.33%391,791
Intelli-checkIDNIDN -0.040.66-0.04-6.33%385,427
Paramount Gold and Silver CorpPZGPZG,105
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.0513.66+0.05+0.37%380,774
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.000.48-0.00-0.02%376,958
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.031.50+0.03+2.04%372,567
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.031.12-0.03-2.61%358,290
Uranerz Energy Corp.URZURZ +0.051.61+0.05+3.21%337,549
HythiamHTMHTM -0.010.79-0.01-1.26%328,310
Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.TPITPI +0.080.95+0.08+8.70%282,125
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.0210.00-0.02-0.20%276,617
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ -0.020.54-0.02-3.57%252,145
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.032.79+0.03+1.09%239,295
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.331.28+0.33+34.74%228,914
NevsunNSUNSU +0.013.36+0.01+0.30%211,814
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.061.29-0.06-4.44%210,485
PlusPLMPLM +0.011.36+0.01+0.37%208,107
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.081.37+0.08+6.20%193,342
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA -0.020.60-0.02-3.09%191,191
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.0312.43+0.03+0.24%184,826
TengascoTGCTGC +0.000.51+0.00+0.59%183,222
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.0847.24+0.08+0.17%182,327
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.1133.80-0.11-0.32%180,268
Hooper HolmesHHHH -0.020.62-0.02-3.84%177,412
British American TobaccoBTIBTI -0.47114.60-0.47-0.41%172,293
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.021.42-0.02-1.39%167,867
I G IIGIG -0.214.12-0.21-4.85%166,725
PalatinPTNPTN +0.011.13+0.01+0.90%152,954

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