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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 -0.144.58-0.14-2.97%4,767,946
PalatinPTNPTN +0.040.64+0.04+6.48%4,200,487
CheniereLNGLNG -0.7943.70-0.79-1.78%2,308,460
MedicsightMGTMGT -0.152.04-0.15-6.85%2,126,856
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.000.78-0.00-0.01%1,451,210
GastarGSTGST -0.030.87-0.03-2.84%1,337,590
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.082.73-0.08-2.85%1,102,777
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.155.51-0.15-2.65%1,064,139
CabeltelGBRGBR +0.033.75+0.03+0.81%1,004,570
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.000.22-0.00-1.29%971,788
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.040.43+0.04+11.17%841,005
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.102.66-0.10-3.62%770,592
BanroBAABAA -0.010.32-0.01-3.93%754,911
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.123.15-0.12-3.67%668,670
SupremeSTSSTS -0.1018.81-0.10-0.54%626,435
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.091.76-0.09-4.86%618,327
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.010.79-0.01-1.25%565,563
Alpha ProAPTAPT +0.403.55+0.40+12.70%555,564
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN 0.006.430.000.00%537,797
Richmont MinesRICRIC -0.5410.49-0.54-4.90%522,824
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.041.04-0.04-3.70%483,385
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.011.04+0.01+1.27%439,893
Ur-energyURGURG -0.020.50-0.02-3.00%432,096
NevsunNSUNSU -0.073.19-0.07-2.15%406,651
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA -0.021.29-0.02-1.53%289,991
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.021.43-0.02-1.38%272,907
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.010.42+0.01+1.94%270,738
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.83128.14+0.83+0.65%250,376
Ideation Acquisition CorpIDIIDI -0.285.00-0.28-5.30%234,649
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.132.11-0.13-5.80%233,701
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM +0.046.59+0.04+0.61%223,977
PlusPLMPLM -0.020.82-0.02-2.89%217,183
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.0313.04-0.03-0.23%207,663
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.032.88-0.03-0.86%178,327
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.6330.06-0.63-2.05%166,669
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.022.89-0.02-0.69%162,602
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.020.85-0.02-2.31%162,198
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.000.48-0.00-0.06%161,584

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