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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
New GoldNGDNGD -0.050.81-0.05-5.80%3,587,954
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.132.29-0.13-5.19%2,167,554
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.092.47-0.09-3.33%1,331,396
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.071.23-0.07-5.38%961,362
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.053.87-0.05-1.28%774,909
CheniereLNGLNG -0.0360.25-0.03-0.05%755,006
Digital PowerDPWDPW +0.000.18+0.00+0.33%661,770
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.000.68-0.00-0.03%557,484
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.073.96-0.07-1.69%533,720
PalatinPTNPTN -0.020.74-0.02-2.64%427,018
Sunlink HealthSSYSSY -0.090.99-0.09-7.93%321,644
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.010.54-0.01-2.49%308,973
PlusPLMPLM +0.010.83+0.01+1.26%299,388
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.020.59-0.02-3.27%292,613
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.000.43-0.00-0.07%285,185
Orchids Paper ProdTISTIS -0.071.32-0.07-5.04%261,147
Imperial OilIMOIMO -1.0727.12-1.07-3.80%201,256
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.000.15+0.00+0.47%195,509
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.021.99-0.02-1.00%195,395
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.043.20-0.04-1.23%191,039
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.083.16+0.08+2.59%188,566
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.223.57-0.22-5.80%183,180
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.030.49+0.03+6.97%183,124
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.040.81-0.04-4.14%179,028
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.010.18-0.01-2.70%175,672
NevsunNSUNSU -0.034.45-0.03-0.67%158,307
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.000.66-0.00-0.18%152,389
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.157.41-0.15-1.98%126,731
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.112.95-0.11-3.59%126,342
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM -0.467.76-0.46-5.60%125,732

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