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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
MedicsightMGTMGT -0.502.35-0.50-17.54%6,477,526
New GoldNGDNGD -0.213.74-0.21-5.32%3,424,314
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.165.08-0.16-2.99%1,621,295
BanroBAABAA -0.010.27-0.01-3.77%838,549
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.010.52+0.01+1.96%837,821
GastarGSTGST +0.040.96+0.04+4.12%606,068
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.102.94+0.10+3.35%578,676
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.011.11+0.01+0.91%543,317
Hooper HolmesHHHH +0.010.13+0.01+4.10%494,798
MinesMGNMGN +0.010.85+0.01+1.27%443,371
GoldfieldGVGV +0.062.98+0.06+2.05%316,391
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.000.34-0.00-0.26%311,766
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.010.72+0.01+1.72%288,950
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.094.70+0.09+1.95%275,633
CheniereLNGLNG +0.4033.29+0.40+1.22%274,553
Richmont MinesRICRIC -0.137.38-0.13-1.73%255,848
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.016.11-0.01-0.16%225,879
NevsunNSUNSU -0.063.25-0.06-1.81%128,398
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.052.92+0.05+1.82%124,440
PalatinPTNPTN -0.000.51-0.00-0.16%124,218
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM -0.030.45-0.03-5.47%105,192
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.50+0.02+3.33%102,635
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.044.83+0.04+0.84%101,549
Mag Silver CorpMVGMVG -0.1812.27-0.18-1.45%99,230
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.000.73+0.00+0.04%93,946
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.000.50-0.00-0.50%93,685
HythiamHTMHTM -0.020.77-0.02-1.92%84,889
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.000.29-0.00-0.41%82,993
PlusPLMPLM +0.020.81+0.02+2.44%79,603
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.042.62+0.04+1.36%63,550
General MolyGMOGMO -0.050.31-0.05-14.20%53,415
HemispherxHEBHEB +0.000.12+0.00+0.09%51,650
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA +0.010.83+0.01+1.83%47,546
Ideation Acquisition CorpIDIIDI +0.025.12+0.02+0.39%46,666
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.89122.90+0.89+0.73%46,335
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.0629.36+0.06+0.20%44,344
Van Kampen Advantage Municipal IncomeVKIVKI +0.0312.67+0.03+0.24%38,833

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