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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 -0.112.62-0.11-4.03%6,387,448
ViconVIIVII +0.030.41+0.03+9.31%2,574,677
Novagold Resources INGNG,492,379
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.091.79-0.09-4.55%1,997,710
Retractable TechRVPRVP -0.070.84-0.07-7.64%1,784,315
CheniereLNGLNG -0.4657.45-0.46-0.79%1,645,743
Globetel CommsGTEGTE +0.052.63+0.05+1.94%1,345,509
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK -0.041.07-0.04-3.60%1,228,701
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG +0.101.90+0.10+5.56%1,113,929
GastarGSTGST +0.020.83+0.02+2.77%979,545
PalatinPTNPTN +0.000.97+0.00+0.36%830,158
Golden StarGSSGSS -0.010.73-0.01-1.80%732,656
Franklin StreetFSPFSP +0.178.71+0.17+1.99%651,102
HemispherxHEBHEB +0.010.45+0.01+2.47%631,544
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC -0.051.43-0.05-3.38%623,824
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.070.78-0.07-8.45%620,481
Platinum Grp. Metals LtdPLGPLG +0.010.39+0.01+1.67%602,987
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.062.59-0.06-2.08%494,410
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS +0.023.32+0.02+0.61%491,919
Taseko MinesTGBTGB -0.041.81-0.04-2.16%470,443
NevsunNSUNSU -0.052.20-0.05-2.22%441,218
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.021.17-0.02-1.68%383,199
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC -0.050.77-0.05-5.79%378,249
Denison Mines CorpDNNDNN -0.010.48-0.01-3.00%376,450
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU -0.031.38-0.03-2.13%362,215
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX +0.010.66+0.01+0.83%346,219
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.1227.54+0.12+0.44%342,418
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN -0.025.14-0.02-0.39%307,512
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC +0.153.55+0.15+4.41%264,516
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF,709
Premium MandatoryCQPCQP -0.8729.17-0.87-2.90%231,864
Rexahn PharmaceuticalsRNNRNN -0.021.78-0.02-1.11%197,356
PlusPLMPLM -0.011.19-0.01-0.83%191,567
Ur-energyURGURG -0.030.68-0.03-3.54%191,339
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.000.95+0.00+0.25%182,464
Paramount Gold and Silver CorpPZGPZG -0.021.27-0.02-1.55%179,322

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