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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
PalatinPTNPTN +0.060.66+0.06+10.00%4,687,122
New GoldNGDNGD +0.023.70+0.02+0.41%3,044,083
CheniereLNGLNG -0.4943.42-0.49-1.12%2,582,172
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.041.85-0.04-1.86%2,399,164
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.030.75+0.03+3.49%1,724,972
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.244.29+0.24+5.93%1,598,537
GastarGSTGST +0.010.68+0.01+0.98%896,411
NevsunNSUNSU -0.012.15-0.01-0.46%800,545
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.030.56-0.03-5.03%676,169
Globetel CommsGTEGTE 0.002.300.000.00%657,565
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.021.82+0.02+1.11%601,516
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.015.60-0.01-0.09%570,497
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.021.35+0.02+1.50%482,103
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.010.37-0.01-3.30%452,597
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.030.85+0.03+3.55%449,647
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.011.31-0.01-0.76%400,113
Entree GoldEGIEGI -0.000.45-0.00-0.60%301,959
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.49+0.02+4.32%289,578
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.3127.05-0.31-1.13%275,460
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.0810.16+0.08+0.79%269,497
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.032.80+0.03+1.08%253,645
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.061.56+0.06+3.67%221,678
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.0431.67+0.04+0.13%218,325
UqmUQMUQM +0.071.29+0.07+5.74%210,663
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.081.73+0.08+4.85%209,562
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM +0.102.90+0.10+3.57%191,361
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.011.14-0.01-0.87%189,178
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.030.79+0.03+3.95%185,530
GoldfieldGVGV +0.035.88+0.03+0.43%181,168
BanroBAABAA +0.020.38+0.02+5.56%177,989
Solitario Exploration Royalty CorpXPLXPL +0.010.70+0.01+0.77%175,483
PlusPLMPLM -0.010.62-0.01-1.09%170,432
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.010.33-0.01-2.82%164,771
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.022.43+0.02+0.83%159,868
Ur-energyURGURG -0.010.58-0.01-1.03%146,443

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