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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
BanroBAABAA -0.030.17-0.03-15.00%32,806,856
GastarGSTGST -0.276.25-0.27-4.14%13,845,745
Midway Gold CorpMDWMDW,082,217
Allied Nevada Gold CorpANVANV -0.063.72-0.06-1.59%8,136,782
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.025.39+0.02+0.37%6,159,740
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.020.45-0.02-4.73%6,016,355
North American PallaPALPAL -0.010.20-0.01-6.68%5,830,598
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG -0.091.50-0.09-5.66%5,206,593
New GoldNGDNGD -0.025.86-0.02-0.34%4,657,608
American Apparel IncAPPAPP -0.020.81-0.02-2.41%3,064,341
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY -0.051.24-0.05-3.88%2,833,632
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.0911.42-0.09-0.78%2,040,504
CheniereLNGLNG -0.3084.16-0.30-0.36%1,732,703
Zbb Energy Corp.ZBBZBB -0.150.85-0.15-15.31%1,716,780
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.083.45-0.08-2.27%1,664,796
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.050.71-0.05-6.99%1,450,734
InxISRISR -0.112.17-0.11-4.82%1,353,821
HemispherxHEBHEB +0.020.33+0.02+7.74%1,338,084
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.1615.16-0.16-1.04%1,218,200
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.011.18-0.01-0.84%1,069,853
Paramount Gold and Silver CorpPZGPZG -0.050.92-0.05-4.89%985,397
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.199.93-0.19-1.88%913,754
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN,559
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.100.52-0.10-15.86%888,105
Ur-energyURGURG -0.011.11-0.01-0.89%804,969
HythiamHTMHTM +0.020.60+0.02+3.48%742,007
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.065.94-0.06-1.00%696,938
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.091.29-0.09-6.52%666,213
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.030.89-0.03-2.95%645,001
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.042.50-0.04-1.57%623,862
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.061.65-0.06-3.51%568,756
I G IIGIG -0.147.55-0.14-1.82%519,380
NevsunNSUNSU -0.083.81-0.08-2.06%514,238
Neuralstem Inc.CURCUR +0.063.32+0.06+1.84%488,552
Flexible SolutionsFSIFSI -0.151.29-0.15-10.42%483,299
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.061.89-0.06-3.08%475,968
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.2335.75-0.23-0.64%405,617
Samson Oil Gas LimitedSSNSSN -0.010.34-0.01-3.32%367,317
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.083.71-0.08-2.11%365,138
UqmUQMUQM -0.011.34-0.01-0.74%361,351
PalatinPTNPTN +0.040.93+0.04+5.02%339,248
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ -0.010.26-0.01-4.78%334,635
General MolyGMOGMO 0.000.920.000.00%314,871
PlusPLMPLM -0.011.18-0.01-0.84%313,378
GoldfieldGVGV -0.041.98-0.04-2.14%307,570
IterisITIITI +0.201.88+0.20+11.90%290,904
Greenhunter EnergyGRHGRH -0.111.52-0.11-6.75%268,905
AlmadenAAUAAU -0.061.42-0.06-4.05%266,261
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.081.70-0.08-4.49%263,722
Uranerz Energy Corp.URZURZ,308

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