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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
Interstate GeneralIGCIGC +0.411.26+0.41+48.22%23,723,115
New GoldNGDNGD -0.080.71-0.08-9.85%7,067,605
Northern Oil GasNOGNOG -0.042.00-0.04-1.96%5,520,663
Nbc CapitalNBYNBY -0.351.72-0.35-16.91%4,725,805
Globetel CommsGTEGTE -0.091.85-0.09-4.64%4,373,538
PalatinPTNPTN +0.011.29+0.01+0.78%3,630,486
Novagold Resources INGNG +0.024.46+0.02+0.45%2,754,812
Digital PowerDPWDPW -0.000.14-0.00-0.29%2,533,603
CheniereLNGLNG -0.3265.41-0.32-0.49%1,529,288
Taseko MinesTGBTGB +0.030.51+0.03+7.31%1,365,795
Uranium Energy CorpUECUEC +0.031.34+0.03+2.29%1,147,161
Cel SciCVMCVM -0.175.82-0.17-2.84%1,026,042
Northern Dynasty MnlNAKNAK +0.010.50+0.01+1.42%673,427
Gabelli G,nr &GGNGGN 0.004.420.000.00%634,984
Silvercorp MetalsSVMSVM -0.062.16-0.06-2.70%617,666
Castle BrandsROXROX -0.010.51-0.01-1.08%420,093
Nevada Gold & CasinoUWNUWN +0.032.54+0.03+0.99%414,775
HemispherxHEBHEB -0.275.08-0.27-5.05%332,147
Golden StarGSSGSS +0.023.47+0.02+0.58%331,763
PlusPLMPLM -0.000.39-0.00-0.39%317,629
Imperial OilIMOIMO +0.0126.99+0.01+0.04%315,387
Alexco Resource CorpAXUAXU +0.011.02+0.01+0.99%248,843
UqmUQMUQM +0.031.56+0.03+1.96%247,728
AlmadenAAUAAU +0.020.53+0.02+4.29%245,011
Ur-energyURGURG +0.000.90+0.00+0.21%230,160
General MolyGMOGMO -0.010.37-0.01-2.09%198,324
Franklin StreetFSPFSP -0.077.67-0.07-0.90%180,625
Virnetx Holding Corp.VHCVHC -0.116.20-0.11-1.74%176,460
Ladenburg ThalmannLTSLTS -0.103.41-0.10-2.85%175,315
Flexible SolutionsFSIFSI -0.073.93-0.07-1.75%174,628
Vista GoldVGZVGZ -0.010.76-0.01-0.91%169,633
Intelli-checkIDNIDN +0.325.28+0.32+6.45%133,463
Widepoint Corp.WYYWYY +0.010.45+0.01+1.58%127,975
Contango Oil & GasMCFMCF +0.091.81+0.09+5.23%127,705
Protalix BiotherapeuticsPLXPLX -0.010.42-0.01-1.51%127,338

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