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Finance Glossary

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American Stock Exchange


The AMEX is a private intentionally non-profit company, which sees about 15% of all trades in the US. Its competitive brethren are NYSE and NASDAQ. And hundreds of ECNs emerging from the bulrushes. An exchange is like a coffee shop for stock trading – there is a barista and a set of urinals.