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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 -0.010.96-0.01-1.02%5,664,157
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.060.63+0.06+11.13%2,905,603
New GoldNGDNGD +0.023.27+0.02+0.62%2,401,009
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.042.07-0.04-1.67%2,174,322
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.020.90+0.02+2.55%1,702,234
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.032.17+0.03+1.17%1,692,416
CheniereLNGLNG -0.0747.83-0.07-0.15%1,590,390
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC 0.001.470.000.00%1,519,296
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.58+0.02+2.96%1,454,112
Ur-energyURGURG +0.070.72+0.07+10.77%1,443,038
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.071.18+0.07+6.31%1,282,303
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.020.70-0.02-2.19%1,272,616
BanroBAABAA -0.010.10-0.01-5.72%1,226,981
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.023.85+0.02+0.52%1,083,291
GastarGSTGST +0.030.85+0.03+3.40%774,299
UqmUQMUQM +0.071.48+0.07+4.96%765,852
CabeltelGBRGBR +0.091.53+0.09+6.43%764,121
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.010.40+0.01+1.63%586,248
NevsunNSUNSU +0.042.40+0.04+1.69%580,328
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.021.30-0.02-1.52%559,137
Castle BrandsROXROX +0.021.12+0.02+1.82%484,370
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.1610.94+0.16+1.48%480,530
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.085.34+0.08+1.52%473,777
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.022.15-0.02-0.92%432,934
Entree GoldEGIEGI +0.040.49+0.04+9.38%327,253
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.030.65+0.03+5.37%313,308
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.4327.99+0.43+1.56%293,342
FieldpointFPPFPP -0.020.24-0.02-7.35%275,309
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.033.22-0.03-0.92%263,942
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.040.93+0.04+4.19%223,911
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.043.96-0.04-1.09%220,415
General MolyGMOGMO +0.000.29+0.00+1.40%200,686
MexcoMXCMXC +0.304.58+0.30+7.01%198,847
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.072.51-0.07-2.71%191,402
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.082.89-0.08-2.69%181,251
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN +0.032.14+0.03+1.42%160,611
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.010.48-0.01-2.00%150,727

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