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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
HemispherxHEBHEB +0.010.27+0.01+2.63%3,122,021
Globetel CommsGTEGTE 0.003.850.000.00%2,501,936
New GoldNGDNGD -0.123.28-0.12-3.43%2,142,869
InxISRISR +0.081.73+0.08+4.75%1,701,427
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.128.30-0.12-1.37%1,419,903
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG +0.010.40+0.01+1.90%1,354,528
CheniereLNGLNG -0.6374.87-0.63-0.83%1,326,747
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.152.33-0.15-6.05%1,049,053
BanroBAABAA -0.000.24-0.00-0.61%1,018,393
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.020.87-0.02-1.83%942,190
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.050.96-0.05-4.93%771,291
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY -0.040.56-0.04-7.21%684,158
GastarGSTGST -0.143.36-0.14-4.00%679,479
MetalicoMEAMEA +0.020.36+0.02+5.25%672,656
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.053.83-0.05-1.16%627,621
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY -0.051.07-0.05-4.46%625,697
I G IIGIG +0.095.19+0.09+1.76%614,309
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.057.40-0.05-0.67%547,895
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.000.21-0.00-0.19%545,938
Midway Gold CorpMDWMDW -0.010.31-0.01-3.88%516,664
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.040.85-0.04-4.51%508,497
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.010.42+0.01+2.54%455,653
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ -0.020.42-0.02-5.34%443,849
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ +0.000.13+0.00+0.84%403,841
Neuralstem Inc.CURCUR +0.061.82+0.06+3.41%393,889
American Apparel IncAPPAPP +0.010.67+0.01+1.09%390,915
Imperial OilIMOIMO -1.2041.50-1.20-2.80%356,993
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.166.32-0.16-2.47%306,806
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM -0.020.36-0.02-5.58%299,410
Zbb Energy Corp.ZBBZBB -0.040.83-0.04-4.47%278,448
Ur-energyURGURG -0.010.93-0.01-1.49%277,463
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.000.70-0.00-0.34%264,350
NevsunNSUNSU -0.053.98-0.05-1.24%204,194
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.000.43+0.00+0.75%196,174
Lucas Energy Inc.LEILEI +0.000.20+0.00+1.50%195,228
Spark NetworksLOVLOV -0.163.78-0.16-3.96%177,778
PlusPLMPLM -0.011.15-0.01-1.00%168,640
Paramount Gold and Silver CorpPZGPZG -0.071.58-0.07-4.24%153,300
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.0411.51-0.04-0.35%151,860
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.4520.36-0.45-2.16%147,810
IterisITIITI -0.071.73-0.07-3.89%142,661
Richmont MinesRICRIC -0.093.18-0.09-2.80%141,544
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS 0.003.380.000.00%135,259
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.69108.80+0.69+0.64%129,369
Ballantyne of OmahaBTNBTN +0.314.72+0.31+6.95%127,747

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