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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 +0.022.01+0.02+0.95%4,938,957
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.070.87-0.07-7.42%3,461,815
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.181.52-0.18-10.62%1,494,534
Universal SecurityUUUUUU -0.372.90-0.37-11.31%1,445,581
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.012.43-0.01-0.21%1,038,482
Alpha ProAPTAPT -1.1514.16-1.15-7.51%1,026,725
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.000.32+0.00+0.40%996,769
AerosonicAIMAIM +0.032.03+0.03+1.51%849,211
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.000.19-0.00-2.48%840,979
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.173.60-0.17-4.51%820,506
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM +0.081.53+0.08+5.17%681,076
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.016.67-0.01-0.07%675,773
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF -0.031.25-0.03-2.67%675,301
PalatinPTNPTN -0.030.38-0.03-6.48%675,086
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.010.93-0.01-1.53%653,091
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.1210.28+0.12+1.18%648,787
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.010.99+0.01+1.01%645,586
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.7813.31+0.78+6.23%560,394
CheniereLNGLNG -0.8847.23-0.88-1.82%553,271
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.010.87-0.01-1.43%500,880
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.013.31+0.01+0.30%452,047
InxISRISR -0.010.41-0.01-1.73%401,324
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY -0.010.61-0.01-1.37%347,720
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.084.03+0.08+2.03%339,968
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.031.12-0.03-2.19%313,637
MexcoMXCMXC +0.145.70+0.14+2.52%286,027
Ntn BuzztimeNTNNTN -0.071.81-0.07-3.73%254,414
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.297.34-0.29-3.80%229,847
Emerson RadioMSNMSN -0.070.79-0.07-8.58%219,990
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.011.01+0.01+1.01%214,285
Solitario Exploration Royalty CorpXPLXPL -0.030.42-0.03-6.04%212,612
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.000.55-0.00-0.50%182,925
Ur-energyURGURG +0.020.45+0.02+4.30%176,228
Gen Employment EnterJOBJOB -0.040.90-0.04-4.15%175,437
TengascoTGCTGC -0.070.88-0.07-7.25%154,215
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.5112.04-0.51-4.06%150,245

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