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AMEX'S JAPAN INDEX OPTIONS TOP 9,000 CONTRACT MARK BY DAY'S CLOSE; REFLECTS NIKKEI STOCK AVERAGE SIX POINT DROP OVERNIGHT

AMEX'S JAPAN INDEX OPTIONS TOP 9,000 CONTRACT MARK BY DAY'S CLOSE;
 REFLECTS NIKKEI STOCK AVERAGE SIX POINT DROP OVERNIGHT
 NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange's Japan Index options (AMEX: JPN) volume totaled 9,490 contracts by the end of today's trading. The increased volume level reflects a six point drop in the Nikkei Stock Average overnight.
 By the end of today's close JPN calls totaled 4,775 contracts, and puts totaled 4,715 contracts. Open interest exceeds 50,000 contracts.
 Developed by the Amex in 1990, the Japan Index tracks the performance of 210 of the leading highly capitalized stocks traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Index has a 99 percent correlation with the Nikkei Stock Average.
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 /CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, 212-306-1697, or Shelly Wolfe, 212- 306-1641, both of the American Stock Exchange/
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