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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
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.161.63+0.16+10.54%7,081,130
New GoldNGDNGD -0.033.42-0.03-0.87%3,499,484
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.161.38-0.16-10.39%1,930,564
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.111.80+0.11+6.51%1,872,416
CheniereLNGLNG +0.3541.15+0.35+0.86%1,396,686
GastarGSTGST +0.030.67+0.03+5.33%1,360,804
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.042.08-0.04-1.89%1,319,881
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.031.27-0.03-2.31%1,268,096
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.024.14-0.02-0.36%1,166,402
NevsunNSUNSU -0.022.05-0.02-0.73%826,392
Spark NetworksLOVLOV +0.111.09+0.11+10.98%820,451
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.010.70-0.01-1.63%693,413
Franklin StreetFSPFSP 0.009.810.000.00%668,746
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX +0.000.53+0.00+0.93%630,052
PalatinPTNPTN -0.010.39-0.01-2.48%565,104
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.010.99-0.01-0.99%470,742
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.050.50+0.05+12.11%449,851
SupremeSTSSTS +0.0120.98+0.01+0.05%426,113
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.015.53+0.01+0.09%371,712
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.010.52-0.01-2.26%349,071
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.050.62-0.05-7.48%322,227
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.010.59-0.01-1.60%301,022
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.000.35+0.00+0.23%240,845
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.3528.20+0.35+1.26%207,805
BanroBAABAA -0.020.26-0.02-6.66%203,058
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.000.45-0.00-0.79%188,259
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.030.77-0.03-3.16%172,142
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.052.46+0.05+2.07%161,884
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.2928.65+0.29+1.02%154,021
Solitario Exploration Royalty CorpXPLXPL +0.010.80+0.01+1.22%151,348
Ur-energyURGURG +0.020.57+0.02+2.89%139,399
Cel SciCVMCVM,761

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