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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
CheniereLNGLNG +2.0368.09+2.03+3.07%5,240,971
New GoldNGDNGD +0.102.23+0.10+4.69%4,978,696
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.152.26+0.15+7.11%2,710,774
American Apparel IncAPPAPP +0.040.23+0.04+23.69%2,548,617
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.375.40+0.37+7.36%1,558,814
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.020.48+0.02+4.41%1,457,770
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.083.19+0.08+2.57%1,033,364
Vantage Drilling CompanyVTGVTG,098
GastarGSTGST +0.141.79+0.14+8.48%762,886
I G IIGIG +0.318.74+0.31+3.68%676,329
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.010.18-0.01-3.17%648,515
HythiamHTMHTM +0.020.58+0.02+3.79%615,556
Rubicon Minerals CorRBYRBY +0.000.85+0.00+0.32%600,371
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.115.39+0.11+2.08%599,588
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.010.65+0.01+0.78%525,354
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.021.34+0.02+1.52%468,592
Hooper HolmesHHHH -0.020.14-0.02-11.01%446,264
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.092.94-0.09-2.97%423,162
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.000.53-0.00-0.19%368,520
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.054.49+0.05+1.13%365,126
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +3.20114.89+3.20+2.87%358,693
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.0411.71+0.04+0.34%341,959
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.020.26+0.02+8.74%337,711
PalatinPTNPTN +0.011.00+0.01+0.99%332,003
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.6136.01+0.61+1.72%322,079
InxISRISR 0.001.400.000.00%320,635
Gen Employment EnterJOBJOB -0.010.70-0.01-1.41%295,533
MetalicoMEAMEA +0.010.51+0.01+1.04%244,373
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.000.31+0.00+0.32%242,913
Ur-energyURGURG +0.030.62+0.03+5.08%240,957
NevsunNSUNSU +0.013.41+0.01+0.29%211,705
Dejour Enterprises LtdDEJDEJ +0.000.12+0.00+1.19%191,544
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP +0.7130.51+0.71+2.39%190,227
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY -0.052.09-0.05-2.34%187,229
Castle BrandsROXROX,161
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.010.32+0.01+1.84%135,577
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.021.65-0.02-1.20%134,749
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF +0.129.81+0.12+1.24%128,902
MinesMGNMGN +0.140.53+0.14+35.90%127,548

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