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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 -0.183.90-0.18-4.41%4,716,948
CheniereLNGLNG -0.7839.31-0.78-1.95%3,148,074
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.020.88-0.02-1.67%2,438,264
British American TobaccoBTIBTI -2.77111.51-2.77-2.42%2,241,135
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.053.06-0.05-1.61%1,519,484
GastarGSTGST -0.071.10-0.07-5.98%1,515,469
Novagold Resources INGNG -0.044.85-0.04-0.90%1,418,960
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.052.30+0.05+2.22%1,241,275
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN,122,154
PalatinPTNPTN +0.010.52+0.01+1.25%988,258
NevsunNSUNSU -0.012.76-0.01-0.36%925,250
SupremeSTSSTS +0.3212.18+0.32+2.70%641,573
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.030.91-0.03-3.19%604,434
BanroBAABAA -0.020.26-0.02-7.33%535,589
Lucas Energy Inc.LEILEI -0.131.36-0.13-9.00%497,377
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG -0.031.76-0.03-1.68%491,844
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.6011.31-0.60-5.04%454,605
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.076.12-0.07-1.05%431,265
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.010.73-0.01-1.96%406,811
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.040.47+0.04+8.97%400,833
CabeltelGBRGBR -0.041.99-0.04-1.84%400,194
Ur-energyURGURG +0.010.50+0.01+2.02%389,026
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.030.87-0.03-3.03%322,485
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.053.10-0.05-1.59%304,028
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.071.79+0.07+4.07%290,518
Mad Catz InteractiveMCZMCZ +0.000.21+0.00+1.01%281,917
Cel SciCVMCVM +0.000.23+0.00+2.00%277,641
Richmont MinesRICRIC -0.149.50-0.14-1.45%276,273
PharmathenePIPPIP -0.022.78-0.02-0.71%194,097
Orchids Paper ProdTISTIS -0.8125.37-0.81-3.09%162,949
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.6127.95-0.61-2.14%162,744
Evolution Petroleum Corp.EPMEPM -0.127.68-0.12-1.54%158,198
Imperial OilIMOIMO -0.2032.66-0.20-0.61%156,331
HythiamHTMHTM +0.010.71+0.01+2.03%153,694
Flexible SolutionsFSIFSI -0.221.80-0.22-10.89%153,649
Hooper HolmesHHHH -0.040.96-0.04-4.00%146,457

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