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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
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.151.57+0.15+10.50%4,650,244
New GoldNGDNGD +0.153.87+0.15+3.90%4,112,025
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.013.25-0.01-0.15%2,535,222
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.010.85+0.01+1.42%2,213,106
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.101.01+0.10+10.94%1,917,960
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.081.05+0.08+8.34%1,695,421
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.042.94-0.04-1.18%1,552,923
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.024.54-0.02-0.44%1,436,805
NevsunNSUNSU +0.153.30+0.15+4.60%1,361,531
PalatinPTNPTN +0.010.58+0.01+1.16%1,167,588
CheniereLNGLNG -0.5741.60-0.57-1.35%1,006,186
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ +0.010.20+0.01+6.83%927,813
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +0.39110.15+0.39+0.35%772,545
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.102.75+0.10+3.77%755,700
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.020.82+0.02+2.50%696,578
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.000.12+0.00+4.11%689,938
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.000.16-0.00-2.37%686,796
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.025.56-0.02-0.36%679,421
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.021.83+0.02+1.10%663,003
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.010.32-0.01-4.52%574,995
Lucas Energy Inc.LEILEI -0.091.30-0.09-6.47%547,100
GoldfieldGVGV +0.184.68+0.18+3.89%475,026
BanroBAABAA +0.000.19+0.00+0.53%465,888
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.021.38-0.02-1.43%456,470
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM +0.020.60+0.02+4.07%452,227
SmartprosPEDPED -0.010.10-0.01-7.31%423,955
Ur-energyURGURG +0.020.46+0.02+4.23%413,665
GastarGSTGST -0.011.28-0.01-0.78%403,613
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.48+0.02+3.62%386,422
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA -0.020.78-0.02-1.92%320,520
InxISRISR +0.040.59+0.04+7.27%311,278
Richmont MinesRICRIC +0.106.65+0.10+1.53%308,031
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.011.15-0.01-0.86%273,504
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.052.50+0.05+2.04%263,027
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.2312.76+0.23+1.84%259,306
PlusPLMPLM +0.000.85+0.00+0.12%230,566
Van Kampen Advantage Municipal IncomeVKIVKI +0.1611.15+0.16+1.46%210,211
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.050.79+0.05+7.05%203,560

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