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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 +0.322.95+0.32+12.05%14,974,969
New GoldNGDNGD +0.124.31+0.12+2.86%5,833,860
British American TobaccoBTIBTI +1.60118.90+1.60+1.36%4,110,275
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.051.59+0.05+3.25%3,690,830
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.030.86+0.03+3.56%1,891,151
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.042.61-0.04-1.51%1,868,894
GoldfieldGVGV +0.406.10+0.40+7.02%1,728,016
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.403.90+0.40+11.43%1,723,210
PharmathenePIPPIP +0.083.38+0.08+2.27%1,691,568
CheniereLNGLNG -0.2243.04-0.22-0.51%1,680,906
Ur-energyURGURG +0.030.80+0.03+3.77%1,646,430
GastarGSTGST -0.031.45-0.03-2.03%1,638,388
Novagold Resources INGNG 0.005.100.000.00%1,511,199
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX +0.010.51+0.01+2.00%1,510,761
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.010.18-0.01-4.29%1,418,705
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.031.62+0.03+1.89%1,054,897
PalatinPTNPTN -0.020.42-0.02-5.41%1,014,689
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN +0.045.45+0.04+0.74%1,013,310
NevsunNSUNSU -0.033.17-0.03-0.94%1,005,674
BanroBAABAA -0.000.19-0.00-1.00%947,629
Cel SciCVMCVM 0.000.110.000.00%904,273
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN +0.030.74+0.03+3.68%856,587
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.011.27+0.01+0.68%723,472
Entree GoldEGIEGI -0.000.56-0.00-0.14%550,045
Retractable TechRVPRVP +0.031.21+0.03+2.46%521,173
Thomas EquipmentTHMTHM +0.020.61+0.02+2.97%475,614
Vista GoldVGZVGZ +0.020.98+0.02+1.77%387,972
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.011.75-0.01-0.57%333,365
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.030.67-0.03-3.62%326,478
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.052.35+0.05+2.17%301,581
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.0712.92+0.07+0.54%291,801
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.3832.96-0.38-1.14%290,826
Exeter Resource Corp.XRAXRA +0.160.99+0.16+18.69%286,468
General MolyGMOGMO -0.020.37-0.02-4.28%269,345
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.031.03+0.03+3.01%237,705
Hooper HolmesHHHH -0.010.86-0.01-1.57%229,674

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