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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE CONTINUES TO LEAD BULL MARKET; AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX TOPS ALL OTHER MAJOR INDICES IN 1993

 NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange continues to set the pace for the Bull Market of 1993.
 Entering the final month of the year, The Amex Market Value Index has significantly outperformed all other major market indices, as it has throughout 1993 (see chart below).
 At the close of trading on Nov. 30, the Amex Index stood at 460.03, a jump of 15.23% for the year.
 The Index has set an all-time high 44 times this year, most recently on Nov. 2 when it closed at 484.57.
 Amex trading volume continues to soar with a record 4,197,444,535 shares traded through the end of November - a 30% increase from the same point last year. The previous record of 3,595,789,405 shares was set in 1992.
 The American Stock Exchange has also listed 120 new issues in 1993, the highest number since 1987.
 Index 11/30/93 close 1993 change
 Amex Market Value Index 460.03 +15.23%
 Dow Jones Industrial Average 3683.95 +11.60%
 NASDAQ Composite Index 754.39 +11.44%
 NYSE Composite Index 254.79 + 6.07%
 Standard & Poor's 500 461.79 + 5.99%
 -0- 12/1/93
 /CONTACT: Tom Mariam, director of the American Stock Exchange, 212-306-1637/


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