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American Stock Exchange

noun
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the second largest stock exchange in the U.S., located in New York City.
Abbreviation: ASE, A.S.E.
Also called AMEX, Amex [am-eks] /ˈæm ɛks/ (Show IPA).
Formerly New York Curb Exchange.
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Traditionally, the second largest stock exchange in the United States, after the New York Stock Exchange. The American Stock Exchange is in New York City. It is often identified in financial pages as AMEX. In 1998, AMEX merged with the NASD, which runs the NASDAQ exchange.

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